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Author Topic: how to unblock FARR in Vista  (Read 5268 times)

cedardoc

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how to unblock FARR in Vista
« on: June 11, 2008, 04:26:06 PM »
Whenever I try to run FARR, UAC comes up and says "an unidentified program wants access to your computer".  In windows defender it says "not yet classified" and it is not digitally signed.

Other than turning off UAC, is there a way to get it to run on startup, i.e. any way to "unblock" FARR permanently (right now I have to start it up manually each time I reboot)

Thanks,

Dave Parker

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Re: how to unblock FARR in Vista
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 04:30:46 PM »
That is precisely the reason that got me to disable UAC (even though it was with one of my ahk scripts and nor farr). It makes absolutelly no sense not to be able to set some kind of "please don't bug me with this again" kind of setting.
If anyone knows a solution for this, i'd really like to know it to.

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Re: how to unblock FARR in Vista
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008, 12:14:42 PM »
I believe if you right click the executable and say run as administrator or something like that it will then ignore UAC.

Here are a couple of articles on how to live with UAC.

http://blogs.techrep...ow-on-windows/?p=635

http://www.tweak-uac.com/

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Re: how to unblock FARR in Vista
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008, 01:20:17 PM »
I think i misunderstood the first post. I understood it referred only to startup (where you can't use "run as administrator" afaik), and on a second read this might be something else.

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Re: how to unblock FARR in Vista
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 01:45:01 PM »
yes I was referring to startup, and Thank you wraith808 for the links - The one about the Task Scheduler worked great.

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Re: how to unblock FARR in Vista
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 01:58:14 PM »
Interesting, that task scheduler thing really looks like a good solution, thanks wraith808.
I still think it's stupid for people to have to jump through so many hoops to get that simple task done :(

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Re: how to unblock FARR in Vista
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 03:52:10 PM »
Well, UAC is actually something that should have been included before, and forces people to code in the correct way... there's actually something that needs to be fixed in FARR rather than something wrong with Vista's security model...

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Re: how to unblock FARR in Vista
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 03:56:52 PM »
How would one sign an app? Wouldn't that require a payed-for certificate?

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Re: how to unblock FARR in Vista
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 05:30:56 PM »
Perhaps as a first measure FARR should be submitted for analysis and inclusion in the Windows Defender database of trusted apps. In theory, by approving an app once Defender prompts you it's automatically submitted, but I did this with Total Uninstall and Wallpaper Master like 1000 times, and still no luck...

How would one sign an app? Wouldn't that require a payed-for certificate?

Yeah, Verisign or a similar authority will charge you for it, but probably there's a free way to do it while being as valid as a Verisign certificate.