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Vista's own routines generate User Account Control alert: "An unidentified program wants access to your computer" RRS feed

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  • What can cause the User Account Control to mistakenly detect Vista's own routines as "an unidentified program"???

    Almost every Vista routine I try to run causes the User Account Control to issue an alert of "An unidentified program wants access to your computer"  -- this includes every attempt to run regedit, msconfig. defrag, scan drive for errors, event viewer, etc. What's particularly interesting is that most non-Microsoft programs do not cause this alert.






    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:13 PM

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