Author Topic: Administrator Permission?  (Read 2139 times)

Offline patch81552

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Administrator Permission?
« on: February 26, 2018, 10:05:28 AM »
Why does PatchMyPC require administrator permission when starting?

Offline Justin Chalfant

  • Patch My PC Support
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2152
    • View Profile
    • Patch My PC Support
Re: Administrator Permission?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 12:41:03 PM »
Because in order to update and install applications most install per-system and requires administrator. We also scan the HKLM registry to find installed apps.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 06:43:45 PM by Admin - Justin »

Offline patch81552

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Administrator Permission?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 03:21:02 PM »
My question still stands.

You do not need admin permission to search the Registry.

If I have changed the options and only want to be shown which updates are need, there is no need for admin permission.

I take care to run my Windows logins as a standard user, not as admin - and PatchMyPC always needing admin permission seems to be at odds with that. 

Yea, I know - if I don't like don't use it.  But PatchMyPC is a valuable app that has chosen the least secure path when the program is first loaded.  Maybe consideration might be given to creating a version of PatchMyPC that does not initially need admin permission?

Thanks.




Offline Justin Chalfant

  • Patch My PC Support
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2152
    • View Profile
    • Patch My PC Support
Re: Administrator Permission?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 06:44:16 PM »
Installing many apps that install per-system and saving our options to HKLM does require admin rights.