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Windows 7: Windows Security Alert Blocking my User Files Desktop Folder


15 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows Security Alert Blocking my User Files Desktop Folder

Hey guys, I been trying an looking everywhere for a way to fix this issue without wiping my Virtual Machine and reinstalling. I was able to determine that the issue was caused by IE8 when first opening upon a fresh install and selecting the settings for IE8.

Somehow during this process, IE8 assigns a security risk to my User Files folder on my Desktop. I'm not sure how this even happened as I've done many many installs and have never had this issue.

If anyone could point me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance!!

Here's a screenshot of what I'm seeing.



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15 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome

First nice desktop, I have the Amalfi Coast on mine

In any event, start with an antivirus scan

Then download and run malewarebytes.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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15 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Sorry I forgot to include that I've ran ESET Antivirus scans and Malwarebytes and everything is clean. Also this issue happened on a fresh install several times, it took me about 4-5 installs to determine that this always happened by choosing the default setting when first running IE8.

I can fix the issue by reinstalling but I was hoping to avoid that, not sure what the issue is with IE8 doing this, but I can't seem to find a way to disable it other than wiping and reinstalling the OS.
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15 Jun 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What file(s) are you trying to open in User Files folder?
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16 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It does it when I try to open the user file folder itself, I can't even get to the files without the Security Alert popup coming up.
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17 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ok guys I found the problem!!!

It's actually within the Parallels software itself, Parallels Tools to be exact. Once I updated to the newest version it quit doing the Security Alert Pop Up when opening the User Files Folder.

This took me a while to figure out, so I hope this information helps someone else out!
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17 Jun 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Thank you for reporting back, so others may be helped.
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