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UAC - Program Name: User Account Control

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    Win 8.1

    UAC - Program Name: User Account Control


    This is an odd one... hoping you can help

    I was not doing anything (was using my work PC, not this pc) and all of a sudden I get the UAC message to allow a program to make changes. The program name was "User Account Control Program", from Unknown publisher and then had a long Reg Key looking thing. I tried to get a screenshot but it didnt work.

    Well I hit no.. But has anyone seen this? seems fishy to me

    Thanks!

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    It sounds like a prank. Did you run a scan with MBAM ?
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    Win 8.1


    its running now... I know it wasnt a fake popup as far as a UAC because it locked out the rest of the screen... just wondering the legitimacy I will let you know if anything pops up on MBAM
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    Win 8.1


    ok. MBAM found a few naughty Reg values for an IE toolbar (odd, I dont use IE) going to do a full scan now just to make sure
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by StaticFX View Post
    ok. MBAM found a few naughty Reg values for an IE toolbar (odd, I dont use IE) going to do a full scan now just to make sure
    I rarely use IE. But many malwares will hook into it assuming it will come up eventually. I run WinPatrol. It warns if something tries to add an IE Browser Helper Object. Those can be nasty.
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UAC - Program Name: User Account Control
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