Let's say I want to run an installer on windows 7 on my limited user account. A dialog pops up asking for super user password for the full privileges. Is there a way to limit the permissions I grant somehow?
For instance, every time I start up uTorrent it will prompt me for SU password. Because it wants to write to the disk drive. But after I use my SU password, doesn't it now have total freedom to change everything like registry and firewall settings and users on my machine?
Is there a way where I can give an application permission to write to disk drive to a specific folder, but hold back on every other permission? It would also help a lot when running installers/apps from half-trusted sources, I want to limit their permissions to just disk access of specific folder. Right now all kinds of applications ask for elevated status and I never know if it's just to write to disk or is it to do all kinds of nefarious things to my system.