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Administrative privilege on Windows #644

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pozyx opened this Issue Jan 3, 2018 · 3 comments

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pozyx commented Jan 3, 2018

Administrative privilege should not be required for running the app. This is very bad practice and it is of utmost importance especially for app like wallet not to ask for privileges it should not require. Application which has access to the system (install keyloggers, etc.) cannot be trusted in principle.

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It is only required to be able to apply an update.

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domenkozar commented Feb 23, 2018

It is only required to be able to apply an update.

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Even when installed to user's profile, where administrative access should not be required for write access, the problem persists. UAC prompt shown on every launch.

pozyx commented Feb 23, 2018

Even when installed to user's profile, where administrative access should not be required for write access, the problem persists. UAC prompt shown on every launch.

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the issue right now, is that the manifest for the executable asks for admin unconditionally, so it gets admin before its even running, and the program has no choice to not ask for it

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cleverca22 commented Feb 23, 2018

the issue right now, is that the manifest for the executable asks for admin unconditionally, so it gets admin before its even running, and the program has no choice to not ask for it

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