I have three programs that startup automatically with Windows 7.
- Webroot SecureAnywhere
- Soluto Anti-Frustration Software
Each of these programs bring up a blue UAC dialog everytime the machine starts. (okay so everything.exe gives me a yellow one....)
In an effort to stop this I've begun reading about UAC. I've read about it:
"Only elevate executable files that are signed and validated – Enabling this options will prevent any application that is not digitally signed by a vendor inside the Trusted Publishers list on your computer to run."
and it says that if I add the associated certificates to the "Trusted Publishers tree node of the certmgr I will be able to stop these blue UAC dialogs from prompting. However...I don't know where to find the certificate files for import.
While I'm pretty sure that everything.exe doesn't have a certificate, the other two programs come from reputable shops; though I can't find certificates on their websites, or any mention of where I can find them.
They're stored as
*.crt files I really don't know where they are
I'm not completely sure that the "Trusted Publishers tree node" fix is what I want. This problem is on my personal laptop.
This question led me to another question about why the chain of trust is broken