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How do I stop Windows from requesting permission to run X3watch whenever I login?

When installing X3watch onto your Windows based computer, you may receive a prompt requesting your permission to run the X3watch software.  This is caused by Windows User Account Control (UAC) settings. You can adjust the sensitivity settings for these prompts under your settings. Here's how:

STEP 1: Open Start menu and search UAC or User Account Control setting.  
STEP 2: Select the top result and you should see a dialogue the allows you to adjust the sensitivity of admin control alerts.  If you set it to the lowest option then your computer will stop prompting you to allow X3Watch to run every time you log in.

PLEASE NOTE: This adjusts the settings for the UAC system-wide, so it will not warn you for other programs when they request access to run on your computer.

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    Peter W Gillman

    When I click "No" on the request to run X3watch it simply allows me to use the internet without X3watch blocking websites and sending reports. This seems to be the most simple way to get around the program blocking blacklisted sites. Is there a way to counter this, for example, so that by clicking "No" the internet will be disabled?

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    X3watch Customer Service

    Thanks for your comment, Peter.
    Our developers have been working on an update to our Windows app so that these "re-authorizations" are no longer required. I don't have a firm time-line, but I will come back here and update this thread when the update is ready. - AW

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    John Hunt

    I am also hoping for a way to no longer have re-authorizations every time I restart my computer.

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    cw59230

    "Thanks for your comment, Peter.
    Our developers have been working on an update to our Windows app so that these "re-authorizations" are no longer required. I don't have a firm time-line, but I will come back here and update this thread when the update is ready. - AW"

    It has been well over a year since this reply was posted. And I notice there is still no update which will no longer require the re-authorization. In the meantime my husband continues to click "No".... so what use is this if that is a go around and he won't be monitored for any sites that he shouldn't be viewing?? I have tried to adjust the UAC but for some reason that isn't working either for the re-authorization to be cancelled. The weekly reports I get show that he isn't doing anything, but I can't trust them. What do you suggest? Thanks!

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    John Hunt

    Have you ever tried Covenant Eyes? I have been using both on two different computers -- was trying out X3watch because I was hoping for a cheaper option. But CE does not run into these snags you are talking about AND if you disable CE in any way, you have no access to the internet. Also, the reporting system of CE is really nice. The X3 report is lackluster. I'm just a cheapskate and don't like paying $120 per year. I'm hoping that X3 will continue to develop but I'm probably not going to renew.

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    cw59230

    Thank you John Hunt, I have not heard of Covenant Eyes. I will look into that. I am not happy with X3 at all, and with no refund, it was really a waste of my money. Very disappointed that is for sure. Being on a very limited income and hearing about X3 through my pastor I had high hopes. I should have done more research I guess. I will not renew either. Thanks again for the info on CE.

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    Jon

    As a computer security professional, I find the solution proposed here, turning off UAC universally, to be unacceptable. I'm not sure why you have coded the program in such a way that UAC is triggered in the first place. I have literally dozens of programs that run at startup that do not warn me every time I restart my system. I authorized their installation initially, and now they run transparently. What is different about X3watch? HINT: The correct answer is "Nothing." This is a failure on the part of your programmers to understand the Microsoft security framework. Telling people to disable UAC is not the correct solution.

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