UAC Pass is a lightweight and portable application that enables you to deactivate User Account Control (UAC) for selected applications. It comes packed with standard and advanced features to please novices and power users alike.
This tool comes in handy when you want to disable UAC for programs you frequently work with, instead of deactivating it for the system overall.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, the executable file can be dropped to any location on the hard disk. It is also possible to save UAC Pass to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any machine effortlessly.
An important factor to keep in mind is that the tool does not add new entries to the Windows registry or Start menu/screen, leaving the HDD clean after removal.
All you have to do it drag a program or shortcut to uacpass.exe, accept the security exception, and specify a saving location for the new shortcut with UAC disabled: desktop, Start menu, taskbar, or scheduled task. Plus, you can add the tool in question to the session start and ask UAC Pass to hide all errors regarding it. To undo changes, simply send the new shortcut to Recycle Bin.
As far as advanced settings are concerned, you can double-click UAC Pass' executable file to bring up a standard window and disable silent mode, create batch files, enable relative paths, and so on.
UAC Pass has a good response time and quickly applies the new changes, unlike UAC that requires you to restart the computer. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation, as the tool did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. All in all, UAC Pass serves its purpose in an efficient manner and without complications.