With Windows Vista Microsoft introduced the feature “User Account Control” (= UAC). This component controls amongst other things the start of programs. It throws a warning if a program is started with administrator privileges.
Our programs have to run with administrator privileges because they modify file systems, access the network and execute lots of other operations that are only possible as administrator.
The warning message at the start of the Paragon programs is normal with the default security level of Windows and cannot be suppressed.
The only way to avoid this message is to switch off the UAC. We urgently discourage anybody from doing so.
For further information from Microsoft about the UAC please refer for example to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691(v=ws.10).aspx
Certain operations of our programs are basically prevented by the UAC. For example: Our software is able to mount network shares internally but they cannot preserve this connection when the machine is rebooted. Network shares mounted in Windows cannot be accessed as well.
These restrictions could be released by radical changes in the Windows registry. But for the benefit of our customers we avoid mayor changes to the registry whenever possible.
To be continued …