Symantec wants to lend a hand with Vista security

Symantec is thinking up ways to take the pain out of a security feature in Windows Vista. The Cupertino, Calif., company has plans to create a technology that makes security decisions for Vista owners dealing with User Account Control.

This feature in the operating system asks for permission to lift security barriers to the inner workings of a PC whenever software tries to access these. But it makes too many requests to be effective, according to Symantec.

"I have been running Vista for a while, and UAC bugged the heck out of me--to the point where I tuned it out and, eventually, turned it off," Rowan Trollope, vice president of consumer products at Symantec, said in an interview. "If a company could do better, it would be one of us security companies." Symantec wants to lend a hand with Vista security | Tech News on ZDNet

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