Windows 7: To bother the user or not to bother?

Recently has been found out that Microsoft has a whitelist of processes than can run with administrative privileges to prevent bothering the user with UAC when the software should be secure. While this might be a nice thing to do, I don’t really understand why notepad.exe, mspaint.exe and calc.exe would require administrative rights o_O Also, as the FileOpen dialog from Microsoft permits to modify the file system, I think that it might not be a good idea to give administrative rights for free to software that opens files using it (like notepad and mspaint). You would say that the solution is simple: just remove software that access the file system from that white list and you will prevent the user […]