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Windows 7: Program Sets Off Windows Defender At Launch

11 Dec 2011   #1

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 
Program Sets Off Windows Defender At Launch

I have this old program I like to use, Freehand 7 (1995), but no matter what I do in Windows 7 I get the User Account Control Defender Box saying "Do you want the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?"

I tried installing the program elsewhere, even in the original Program Files, and also on the top level of the hard drive. I tried running the compatibility program, and adding special permissions, but I could not change some of the settings. In the Windows Defender Tools I tried adding excluded files and folders, putting the application folder and application itself as exceptions, but it still sets off that alert before the program will start up.

The program does not have this problem in Vista.

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11 Dec 2011   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Nemai04,
Right click the file in the start menu, then:-

Name:  RR.JPG
Views: 3
Size:  70.6 KB


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13 Dec 2011   #3

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 

Roderunner, thanks for that, however it does not work. I tried it again just to make sure. I think for some reason this old program checks something in the programs folder, or perhaps writes a temporary file or something there, which sets off defender. Both Macromedia (now defunct, bought up by Adobe) Freehand 7 and Dreamweaver 4 have the little shield icon on their icon in Windows 7, and set off that warning before they start up. I bother with Freehand 7 because it was that last competent version of the program that runs on current systems, and Adobe Illustrator has always been a clunky and stupid program in comparison to this day, and there is no better vector graphics solution for any money. See Futuristicwave.com.
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13 Dec 2011   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Type msconfig in start menu search box, look in startup tab. If it's there, disable it, if not, all the better. I await your reply.
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13 Dec 2011   #5

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 

I did not understand your instructions. I am familiar with the system configuration ap.
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13 Dec 2011   #6

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemai04 View Post
I did not understand your instructions. I am familiar with the system configuration ap.
Neither do I having read my last post. Here's the image I forgot to add.
Type msconfig in start menu search box and press enter.

Name:  RR.JPG
Views: 2
Size:  62.2 KB


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13 Dec 2011   #7

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 

No I got that, I even have a link to it in my custom buttons folder. What are you saying to deactivate? I still want the defender up and running against attacks, otherwise I would just slide the defender security level slider down, but this is not recommended or wise.
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13 Dec 2011   #8

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I was referring to your program that's causing the problem.
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13 Dec 2011   #9

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 

Okay, the problem is not that the warning alert happens at random, but when I launch the program to use it, which I do a lot. The question was how to stop that alert from happening when I launch the program.
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13 Dec 2011   #10

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

If your familiar in setting it to run at start up using Task Scheduler try it.
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