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Windows 7: "Unknown Publisher" Warning

01 Aug 2011   #1
rovf

Windows 7
 
 
"Unknown Publisher" Warning

Some of my installed programs always display the following warning when I run them:
"Unknown Publisher" Warning-xnview_capture_08012011_112341.jpg

This is pretty annoying, because I always have to click on the "Run" button when starting them. It's OK if Windows asks me the first time, but then it should remember my choice...

Is there any way to suppress this warning?

Here is what I have already tried so far, but with no success:

- Reduce notification level in "User Account Control Settings"
- Check the "properties" of the exe file




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01 Aug 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello there. You may see this one ...
Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File
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01 Aug 2011   #3
rovf

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Hello there. You may see this one ...
Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File
Both solutions described there did not work:

For the first solution, I copied the EXE to a directory below /Users/USERNAME and went to properties/General. However, there is no button for unblocking the file:
"Unknown Publisher" Warning-mwsnap001-2011-08-01-14_49_13.gif

The second solution suggests to uncheck the checkbox "Always ask when running this file". However, as we can see from my screenshot in the original posting, there is no such checkbox to uncheck.

Any other idea?

Ronald


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01 Aug 2011   #4
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry... But you want to open console.exe file ? Also I can see that the file is created today.(You're sure that it's not virus ? )
Also try with another .exe file, example download Firefox or Opera and try with that tutorial. There should be Unblock button.
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01 Aug 2011   #5
rovf

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Sorry... But you want to open console.exe file ? Also I can see that the file is created today.
According to the tutorial, the file needs to reside below \Users, and that's why I copied it to this directory (and that's why it has the current timestamp).

There are not that many files under \Users\USERNAME, and those which are there, don't have the "unblock" option in their properties.
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01 Aug 2011   #6
KremmenUK

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

Where did the program come from?

It needs a digital signature, even if it isn't Veritas approved.


It looks as though it's just an EXE that has been copied into place, which Win7 hates.

If it has been properly 'installed' via the 'trusted installer' then these messages tend to be suppressed.
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01 Aug 2011   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Is this for IPython use?
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02 Aug 2011   #8
rovf

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KremmenUK View Post
Where did the program come from?
It needs a digital signature, even if it isn't Veritas approved.
It looks as though it's just an EXE that has been copied into place, which Win7 hates.
If it has been properly 'installed' via the 'trusted installer' then these messages tend to be suppressed.
Why do I need a signature for my programs?????

Yes, it is an executable copied from somewhere. Am I not allowed to put executables on my PC anymore????

In this case, the application is a sourceforge project (console2).

And today I observed something really weird:

I copied the program from my C: drive to some network drive and started it from there - and suddenly, no warning message anymore!!! Why does Windows warns me, when I start a program from my C: drive, but does not give any warning, when I start the identical program from my network drive???? This is absurd!
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