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Abylon UAC-GRABBER 2020.3 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Abylon UAC-GRABBER 2020.3

Individual start of programs in administrative context without query.
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Abylon UAC-GRABBER 2020.3 was available as a giveaway on June 2, 2020!

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Execute programs in the administrative context fast, smooth and while skipping the confirmation dialogue prompted by Windows' UAC feature.
Even though it has been argued that it is a critical security feature of the operating system, Windows' User Account Control (UAC) tends to become an annoyance when you are trying to install or update trustworthy application on your computer.

Abylon UAC-GRABBER is an application designed to give you a hand with executing programs or accessing tools that Window's security feature does not allow you to run for various reasons. All you need to do is type in the name of the software solution you want to access and the tool opens it automatically.

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64)





File Size:

47.7 MB

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UAC requires a single mouse click.

If it is that much of an annoyance then it would be I that needs a fix, not Windows.

This seems a solution without a real problem, at least as far as software is concerned.

But I guess it costs far less than a hour in therapy to cure my anger management issues.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

For most users the software abylon UAC-GRABBER is not necessary. But there are special cases, where the use is helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsof  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I am looking forward to testing this out. I have several programs that I always want to execute on startup, and UAC will not even prompt me for their use, even after changing the properties to "run as administrator;" instead they just don't execute, and I have had to execute them 1-at-a-time, slowing the boot up procedure even further. I have instead moved the program links to the root directory, put them in a .bat file, and then created a task in task scheduler to run upon a login - THAT works, but is ridiculously obtuse. All because Microsoft has not allowed a safe way to whitelist a program. Even then, I sometimes have to close one of those programs down and upon re-executing, deal with the stupid prompt. I do NOT want to unilaterally disable UAC, but until I came up with the task scheduler solution, I was sorely tempted. There are other programs (ex: Notepad++) that I call up perhaps multiple times a day, that require me answering that prompt every time, and I would be happy to find a way to bypass that as well. I have a Virus checker, and I run Malware bytes, and I am overly tired of MS "protecting me from myself," along with their arbitrary decisions on where things need to be stored and how menus are displayed. This, assuming it works as advertised, will be a welcome addition to my group of utilities. Thank you for giving us a chance to try out this product.

Reply   |   Comment by RiverboatSam  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

RiverboatSam, we would be pleased if you could give us a feedback about the use of our software abylon UAC-GRABBER. If you have questions or problems you can reach us via our contact form on the homepage.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsof  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

You can use task scheduler to add programs to startup with administrator rights.

Reply   |   Comment by a  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

must be missing something but cant you just turn off UAC?

Reply   |   Comment by al Daniels  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This might be a stupid question, but:

Does this program help solve the error that says:

"A required privilege is not held by the client"


I get this error often when trying to install new programs/apps, and it does not let me install them.

Reply   |   Comment by zipzap  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

zipzap, if you have no appropriate rights, the software abylon UAC-GRABBER can not help. This would cancel all security mechanisms of Windows. It only helps to start individual programs with admin rights without having to confirm the UAC prompt.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

... ever heard of google or similar search machines ? ;-)

looking up "A required privilege is not held by the client" provides all needed answers for you (and others,...)

Reply   |   Comment by wosa  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

zipzap, it depends upon the required privilege that is not held by the client! Sometimes its because the installer is not properly requesting elevated rights in the context of the current user and other times it is because it is trying to change a location owned by TrustedInstaller pseudo user and denies writes to the Adminstrators group. Personally I would NOT choose to add a utility designed to circumvent an important security layer as this giveaway does when one can do the same securely using scheduled tasks without a scheduled trigger but Run enabled where the single task refers to a single executable and cannot easily be transferred to another executable without elevated rights to start with.
Invariably the error you describe occurs because of an incorrectly configured installer and the problem should be passed back to the developer.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

zipzap, I have this problem too. A few programs won't even run due to one of the Windows 10 updates!

Reply   |   Comment by MER  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

While in general it is better NOT to "work around" the UAC (or to even turn it off...), there are some situations when it is breaks your well planed workflow.

First: I must agree, I never tested Abylon´s´ tool - but there are 2 simple reason for this is
1.) I use "AutoHotkey" for this (and even sometimes use it working on "foreign" computers...)
2.) Abylon´s´tool is pretty heavy on space (and not portable, too)

How do I do it?
by just running a .AHK-script which runs all essential needed tools via simple 1-letter shortcuts! Only when AutoHotkey is initially run, I HAVE to answer the UAC question - all tools started later via AutoHotkey do no longer ask me again!
For good reasons I prefer a special shortcut mode of AutoHotkey for "my" essential tools:
simply pressing an assigned letter for more than 0,6 sec. because I never found this to interfere with other hotkeys on any other machine I had been working on.
For those, who are interested in how this works, here is a short example for the letter "t":

KeyWait, T, T0.6
If (!ErrorLevel)
Send t
run TotalCmd.exe

Have fun

Reply   |   Comment by wosa  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

I think there is a reason why UAC prompt is necessity. It is called security and it takes only few seconds to confirm yes (or no). There is no need to give access 3rd party software like this one to mix up your UAC settings.

Also if you think you don't need UAC at all, you can disable it by typing UAC in the search field on your taskbar and turn UAC off, drag the slider down to "Never notify" and click OK.

Reply   |   Comment by James N  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)

James N, I agree but surely the point of this program is to allow that on a program by program basis ?

Every time I use CCleaner or ICE I'm prompted, but I know & trust these so would choose to allow without UAC, programs like erasers etc I would not. A blanket switch off of UAC is a bad idea

Reply   |   Comment by PaulW  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

PaulW, Windows has such huge attack surface already, why would anyone put such even wider hole in their ssecurity/privacy by using such software is beyond my comprehension.

Reply   |   Comment by Tux  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

James N, the advantage of the software abylon UAC-GRABBER is that you do NOT have to disable the security of the Windows User Account Control. Only for certain programs you can create a corresponding desktop link, which opens the program without UAC question. If you start the program via the EXE file or a "normal" link, the UAC prompt is still displayed.
There are also cases where no interaction with the computer is possible and programs must be started with admin rights. For this the link can be added to the autostart folder of the software UAC-Grabber.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Yes, blanket shutdown of UAC user control is a bad idea. But this is not necessary with the software abylon UAC-GRABBER.
For whom the confirmation of the UAC prompt is no problem, should do without our software.
But everyone should keep in mind that Windows is not absolutely secure despite the UAC-User-Control and other security mechanisms. A responsible use of the operating system and the installed programs is the most important thing.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

PaulW, If you trust CCleaner (I do) you can go to, Options > Advanced and check the “Skip User Account Control warning” option.

Reply   |   Comment by tomh  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

James N, Quite right and my two penneth worth is I routinely adjust the more recent editions of windows to mimic the simpler Vista UAC behaviour as it IS SAFER than allowing certain processes to silently bypass UAC which may be desired for those too impatient to think before they act. I've always viewed the whitelisting of certain processes as a significant increase in the attack surface where all one has to do is spawn the whitelisted program and arrange by some undocmented feature (bug) to cause my own code to be executed in the context of the whitelisted elevated process and the system is mine to do as I please.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

PaulW, It is GOOD to be reminded that the actions in a program you are about to use can make critical changes to your system. You have NO IDEA if the CCLEANER executable is compromised zero day expolits DO happen as do servers get hacked and executables compromised and it is good to be put on guard that the program has had its signature compromised like you'd find out in the UAC prompt but would not be infomred if UAC were bypassed just for that executable.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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