Originally Posted by jihadjoe
Actually I thought UAC in its more restrictive Vista form was brilliant. It sure stopped a lot of malware, despite non-savvy people thinking it was a hassle.
I did get a couple of calls from friends and relatives asking for help when they got a UAC prompt. I just said that if that window ever comes up and they're not in the process of installing/updating anything just click deny and be thankful for it.
UAC when Vista came out played havoc with older applications and games.