One of the good things about Windows 7 is that (unlike Vista) it doesn’t endlessly nag you everytime you actually want to change something on your computer. The level of security depends on what you want to see and what you don’t want to see on your PC. The default option is set so that it won’t bug you when you change a Windows setting. It only asks you to confirm if a program makes changes to your computer. But here’s the catch – User Account Control is considered a Windows setting, so a little coding on the developer’s part can turn it off entirely, leaving your PC exposed to pretty much anything. Of course, you could just turn up the UAC settings so that it asks you to confirm everything, but it kinda defeats the purpose of having Windows 7 security in the first place, until Microsoft provides a fix. I think I’ll stick to Mac OS X, thanks. – r.
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