A special malware protection mechanism has been installed on EKU laptops. That software, called PoweBroker, provides the security of a limited-user account and the flexibility of elevating to an administrator account on demand.
This feature resides in the Start Menu. Click the Start Menu button, then enter “Software Center” into the search box. Pressing enter or clicking the resulting icon will reveal a list of applications verified and packaged by EKU IT.
Download an executable file, right click it and select Run Elevated from the Right Click menu. If it is an install file other than an executable, you may see the option Install Elevated instead. You will now see the PowerBroker Desktops Authorization dialog box. Simply provide a justification (a few words is okay) and email password. After you click OK, Windows will continue the installation process.
Note: If updates that occur inside individual programs do not work, uninstall the original application (if applicable) and install the new version according to any of the methods explained here. Additionally: Autorun settings for CDs may not work. Simply go to Computer > Right click the CD Icon > Find the exe or other setup file.
Sometimes the Run Elevated option will not work because a program installer will spawn a number of subordinate executables which causes problems with the PowerBroker application: 1) Copy the executable or other installer file to Computer > C: > Secure_Install. 2) Double click the install file. Windows will let all processes to run as well and install the application.
Changing Programs and Settings
In order to Remove software you installed, click on the Start menu button, click on All Programs, then expand the folders for Power Broker > Tools. Four options are listed: