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Windows 7: High Security Problem with Internet Explorer.

01 May 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
High Security Problem with Internet Explorer.

Yet Another High Security Problem with Internet Explorer.

My previous blog detailed how a setting in Internet Explorer interfered with Firefox. Specifically, setting the Internet Zone to "High" security prevents Firefox from downloading EXE files. The good news was that with the right tweaking, Firefox could still download executable files.

I thought the topic was done. But no.

Today I logged on to a computer that I rarely use and the problem manifested itself in a much larger way.

The machine was running Windows XP SP3 with Internet Explorer Version 8 and all current patches. The Internet zone was on High security.

As noted earlier, I never use Internet Explorer and hadn't today. Instead I ran Firefox 3.5.9 and downloaded an EXE file. This was made possible by a tweak to Firefox 3.5 detailed in the previous blog.

But, when I went to run the just-downloaded EXE, Windows refused. The error was "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item".

Strange, since I was logged on as an Administrator.
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