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Windows 7: "Not commonly downloaded" notification in IE9

09 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

I personally like the warnings.
I can then decide if I want to keep the file or not.
It does not change what you can do with file since it is already downloaded.

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09 May 2011   #12

windows 8.1 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
I personally like the warnings.
I can then decide if I want to keep the file or not.
It does not change what you can do with file since it is already downloaded.
you have to do extra clicks to run it as the run option is not immediatly available. People like me notice this as I rate useability highly.

Whats wrong with something like this.

"verified as safe" - green
downloaded file not verified as fae or unsafe - white - default options available.
"verified as dangerous" - add extra loops to use the file.

you can decide to keep the file or not IE8 style anyway.
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10 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

'tis why I use Google Chrome. I've always hated using Internet Explorer. Chrome gives me the most screen space than the other web browsers. It just shows me the tabs/address bar/options without using a crap-ton of space that IE and FF does with their own browsers.
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10 May 2011   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

To me I.E.9 has three groups. 1. This is believed to be safe. 2. This is believed to be unsafe. 3. We have no idea at this time. Some what bothersome.
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10 May 2011   #15

Windows 10 Pro

Google Chrome is the most perfect software ever invented. It's so good it'll never be updated, again.... why update perfection?.... and if it is updated, what are you saying?

Anyway I kind of like the warnings IE gives, keeps you on your toes for potential harmful downloads.

BTW here's IE9's "limited" screen space .....
"Not commonly downloaded" notification in IE9-ie9-screen-space.jpg

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10 May 2011   #16

windows 8.1 Pro x64

umm what do you mean sygnus, every download is potentialy harmful I dont need a browser to tell me that. I dont mind been told an app is in a blacklist, but I do mind a LOT been told apps that are not verified bad are risky to run.

Since smartscreen filter hasnt been working for many days and that warning bugged the hell out of me its now disabled as long as the behaviour exists.

I am very curious how an app is determined safe by smartscreen filter as well given that there is no whitelist or report as safe button.
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