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Windows 7: Security Warning Using Every Shortcut

10 Feb 2016   #11
Budfudder

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I don't understand all of this either. I keep several shortcuts on IE's Favorites bar. Each of those shortcuts has a LOW integrity level... and yet, I do not see the security warning that you see for those shortcuts.

I was able to replicate the security warning by placing a shortcut to Explorer on the Favorites bar. I a theory as to why I do not always see the security warning, but let's not go there.

You can change the integrity level for each shortcut that you deem is safe. Explorer should be safe to launch from the Favorites bar.

ICACLS path-to-the-shortcut-file.LNK /Setintegritylevel M
Thanks. I just tried that and it seemed to work. So now I have to go through my entire menu and do it for all of the shortcuts that are throwing this security warning? What a pain. And why are only some of them throwing it? And why did it all start after a recent update?


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10 Feb 2016   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

There might be a better way to to change the integrity level for each item...

ICACLS path-to-the-shortcut-file/*.* /Setintegritylevel M

...should change each item in a give folder. If you have lots of different folders (like I do), then you might want to wait and see if someone knows how to make ICACLS change things in sub-folders.

See if you can find common ground for the shortcuts that are throwing this warning. Perhaps it only happens on shortcuts that directly start an EXE file (like your explorer shortcut does).

I have no idea which update (if any) could have caused this. Let's wait and see if other forum members see this happening too.
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11 Feb 2016   #13
Budfudder

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I don't understand all of this either. I keep several shortcuts on IE's Favorites bar. Each of those shortcuts has a LOW integrity level... and yet, I do not see the security warning that you see for those shortcuts.

I was able to replicate the security warning by placing a shortcut to Explorer on the Favorites bar. I have a theory as to why I do not always see the security warning, but let's not go there.

You can change the integrity level for each shortcut that you deem is safe. Explorer should be safe to launch from the Favorites bar.

ICACLS path-to-the-shortcut-file.LNK /Setintegritylevel M
I did that, and it worked...so now I have to go through and do it for every shortcut? What a pain. I wish I knew why it suddenly started happening.
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11 Feb 2016   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The wildcard info in post #12 should change every shortcut in a folder with one operation.
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16 Feb 2016   #15
Budfudder

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Does anybody have any more information on what might be causing this? At the moment I'm having to explicitly change the permissions for every single shortcut in my menu before it will work without me having to go through the security screen every time.
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