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XP: Open File - Security Warning


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hulud

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I am trying to run an exe file in Windows XP and i keep getting the "Open File - Security Warning" message box saying that an unknown publisher is trying to open... and i click Run and it opens. It seems like usually i can uncheck the box that says "ask me every time" but there isnt that option, so every time i have to click run. is there a way to make this box go away???
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Hi hulud. Go to start, control panel, Security Center, on the left side click on
change the way Security Center alerts me, then pick the one you want.

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hi Dwight,

i did this, but the option for changing the way security center alerts me is greyed out... the rest are available.

i googled, and it looks like this is due to me being joined to a domain - is there a way around it? other users are able to open the program without getting the popup box that i get.

thanks!
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Hi hulud, Gee not sure about this maybe one of
the Geeks can give you a hand. :whistling:

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thanks anyway!

anyone else? :whistling:
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Is this computer on a domain or is there any group policies being applied?

is this just a single home computer?
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this situation is resolved. after a little googling i found a registry fix. if anyone comes up with the same problem:

Open Note Pad and copy/paste the following (including "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download]
"CheckExeSignatures"="no"
"RunInvalidSignatures"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments]
"SaveZoneInformation"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations]
"LowRiskFileTypes"=".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat; .com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi ;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"


Save it with these properties:
file name: dlbuble.reg
Save as type: All files
Encoding: ANSI

Now double-click on the file you just made and merge it with your registry. You may want to make a restore point before trying this
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one word of warning on that reg fix...that disables file checking for all of those file types...so..theres a chance that you might run something that you didn't intend to
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Is this computer on a domain or is there any group policies being applied?

is this just a single home computer?


on a domain
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one word of warning on that reg fix...that disables file checking for all of those file types...so..theres a chance that you might run something that you didn't intend to


yeah i know... but its on a domain at a business so i won't be using anything i shouldn't be anyway :whistling: thanks for the warning.

the exe i was trying to run was a compiled report a coworker sent to me
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yeah i know... but its on a domain at a business so i won't be using anything i shouldn't be anyway thanks for the warning.

heheh that's a pretty ludicrous statement....either you've got the best network in the world...or you're not connected to the outside world at all..

but...my warning is more for the next person who comes along and finds your instructions
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yeah i meant that i won't be downloading any additional files other than what i am given by coworkers, which would already be approved - so nothing should be at risk there as far as im concerned. good point for other users though.
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