Dec 30 2020 01:13 AM
Dec 30 2020 01:13 AM
I use Windows 10 home
Whenever I install some new software, the window appears, where I get asked the following:
“Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”
Where can I see a list, with all the apps that has been granted access?
What parts of my system does the app get access to?
The whole drive with all my data?
Thank you in advance for replying
Dec 30 2020 09:42 PM
Hello @emil frederiksen,
The 'Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?' prompt is basically the User Account Control prompt. You can read all about it in this documentation:
The answer to your questions:
1) IMO, there is no such list to access. All the third-party apps (except Microsoft Store apps) you may have installed should have been granted via UAC prompt.
2) This specifically depends upon the app you are granting access to.
3) May or may not be possible, again depends upon the app.
Dec 31 2020 12:48 AM
Jan 07 2021 08:27 AM
Jan 15 2021 04:03 PM
I have installed:
Authentic games (acknowledged titles and not pirated)
AVG and Malwarebytes
Acknowledged software for recreating deleted data
Should any of those rise any concern regarding, that they in any was accessed something they should not, or in any way uploaded any data that was not part of their function?
If ANY software tries to install (malicious), will this window asking for permission get triggered?
Thanks in advance for replying
Jan 16 2021 12:36 AM
Feb 04 2021 03:39 PM
To try to sum up my concern.
I have some folders containing private files (not anything shady etc.), pictures of my newborn child etc.
How can I surely find out, that no "shady" software has acccess to my personal folders, and that it has not uploaded the content of these folders without my knowledge?
How would you approach this?
Thanks again for your help
Feb 05 2021 02:15 AM - edited Feb 05 2021 02:16 AM
just don't install apps you don't trust, that'd be my approach.
use Bitlocker on your drives too.
also enable controlled folder access in Windows defender and add your important folders to it.