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Windows 7: Open File Security Warning - Enable or Disable

28 Aug 2014   #20
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

best solution I've found



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28 Aug 2014   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhotchkiss View Post
Hi Brink, another great article!

Lots of options, could you advise (re my situation)?

I don't want to compromise the security my browser offers (images and avis can be infected?!) but I have some files that I trust, that are safe, that sadly are not digitally signed.

I've unblocked the exe('s) in question, and unticked ask when opening the file, but still the prompt appears.

Is this a way of either

1) whitelisting certain paths (like file types via the policy editor), whilst still blocking "unsigned content"
(I thought it was just the option in IE options I've just read up on. now it sounds like there may be more to it, and I certainly don't wanna nuke my system, or expose myself unncessarily)

2) plan b - shortcut key activates policy... would this work (in theory, in your well-informed opinion)?

Many thanks

Hello Jonny,

Unfortunately, it can only be disable for the file types you specify in Option Three. There are no exceptions if you specify it.

You might also see if this below may help to keep the file unblocked.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File
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17 Apr 2015   #22
markaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks so much for this tutorial, Brink. Worked perfectly for the shortcuts I placed in the Links toolbar. Now if I could only have a folder (icon) on the taskbar that worked exactly like the Links toolbar.
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17 Apr 2015   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad it could Markaz.

If you like, you could add a folder to your taskbar as a toolbar like below that may work for you.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
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17 Aug 2015   #24
ali8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

Unfortunately non of the three methods worked for me. I did log off and then on.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Note: The warning only appears for old files. If I download a new file from the itnernet then it does not show any warning.
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17 Aug 2015   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ali8,

Does unblocking the file stop the message for it?

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File
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17 Aug 2015   #26
ali8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, unblocking removes the message.
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17 Aug 2015   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, at least it's just the old files you have to unblock then.
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08 Apr 2016   #28
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Can I disable this just for a single file (not file type)? During startup, the Intel USB 3.0 monitor exe open file security warning always comes up and is very irritating. It doesn't have the checkbox on the lower-left wherein you can uncheck for that specific file.
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08 Apr 2016   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kevin,

For a single specific file, you can usually use the tutorial below to unblock it.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File
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