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pop up, UAC warning me of Firefox making program changes

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I am running Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) and every time I launch Firefox 4 I receive a pop up which asks me "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?" I realize this is a part of the UAC, which "I'm not going to disable" but why does Firefox constantly do this and is there a way (without disabling the UAC) to stop this from happening?

I am running Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) and every time I launch Firefox 4 I receive a pop up which asks me "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?" I realize this is a part of the UAC, which "I'm not going to disable" but why does Firefox constantly do this and is there a way (without disabling the UAC) to stop this from happening?

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Right click the Firefox shortcut, go to Properties and then click the Compatibility tab. Uncheck "Run As Adminstrator".

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Had the same problem and found that the only way to solve it was to delete all shortcuts and then go back to where the .exe is located and create a new shortcut and then ensure Uncheck "Run As Adminstrator" as above.