System hacks: Let specific security programs bypass account control prompts

When a program is running, Windows 10 system may pop up the User Account Control prompt (UAC) and wait for us to confirm it through before running, which is more useful for checking unknown malicious programs, but don’t you find it troublesome to pop up the prompt for some programs that you often use and have been confirmed to be safe, which have been run n many times? So, how can you make the system bypass the prompt for these programs that are confirmed to be safe? We can do it in several ways.

1. created using a task scheduler

Previously, we have introduced some ways to bypass the UAC prompt, most of them need to install external tools or use special command line to achieve, and some of them need to rely on the administrator property settings of the program itself, and the program may not work after reinstallation. In fact, it is possible to create UAC prompt-free program shortcuts without the help of any external programs or commands, using only Windows 10’s Task Scheduler. Since this method of permission elevation is controlled in the system’s scheduler and has nothing to do with the software itself, it is more secure and reliable. The specific method is as follows.

Start the Task Scheduler by typing “Task Scheduler” in the taskbar search box. In the Task Scheduler window, execute the “Action → Create Task” menu command (Figure 1). Next, fill in the task name, make sure the “Run with highest privileges” checkbox is selected, and choose “Windows 10” from the “Configuration” list (Figure 2).

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Then, go to the Actions tab and click the New button to create a new action. In the New Action window, select the “Launcher” action and browse to locate the program you want to run without UAC prompts. Finally click “OK” (Figure 3)

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Next, check that the Allow on-demand tasks to run box in the Settings tab is checked, and make sure it is checked. Click the OK button to create the task and it will be added to the Task Scheduler Library. Manually test run the program via the right-click menu command (Figure 4).

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Finally, create a desktop shortcut for the task. To create the desktop shortcut, enter the following in the “Location” box (note the change in the task name, in this case “My Tasks”) (Figure 5).

schtasks /run /TN “[task name]”

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This way, when it is necessary to run the above program without the UAC prompt, simply double-click on the desktop shortcut.

2. Created with a variety of third-party software

We can also use the Winaero Tweaker software to quickly create shortcuts that run without UAC prompts. Start Winaero Tweaker and locate “Shortcuts→Elevated Shortcut” in the left navigation bar. Then, in the Target box in the right pane, browse to locate and enter the target executable, and in the Shortcut location box, select the target location of the shortcut you want to create (the default is the desktop). Finally, click the “Create Elevated Shortcut” button to create a program shortcut without UAC prompt (Figure 6).

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Another software that can be used to create UAC-free prompts is UAC Pass. After launching UAC Pass, first drag and drop the program you want to set into the green box below the software, and then create shortcuts for different scenarios with some buttons on top: e.g. USB Mode to create shortcuts in USB drives, Startup button to create Windows The default Default button is used to create a desktop shortcut (Figure 7).

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Since the above shortcut is written to the system in the form of a scheduled task, if you delete the created shortcut directly, the scheduled task information still remains. For this reason, before deleting a shortcut, you need to drag and drop the shortcut to the UAC Pass window, which will delete this scheduled task. In addition, clicking on the button under the Settings button in the upper right corner of the software will also display the Delete Tasks window, where you can click to delete all created tasks.

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RunAsRob works by installing itself as a standard Windows service and then using it to silently launch other software that requires a UAC prompt. To use it, first run RunAsAdmin.exe, then press the “Install RunasRob” button to install the service (otherwise you cannot disable the UAC prompt), then press the “Add application” button and browse to add the executable file. Click on the entry you just added and press “Create shortcut” to create a shortcut to the UAC-free program (Figure 8).

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