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Old 07-27-2017, 05:47 AM   #1
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Whenever I run any .exe file on my computer, the following message appears

Open File - Security Warning
Do you want to run this file?

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I need to run the files without this message which is annoying, every time when I run a file, I always uncheck the box "always ask before opening this file"
but it reappears with other .exe files which is still annoying

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Old 07-27-2017, 05:51 AM   #2
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Start>Run>gpedit.msc>Enter>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Internet Explorer. Enable turning off the Security Check.
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hey mate, I can't find "enable turning off the Security Check"
I found "disable changing accessibility settings" is this the one you meant ?
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Not that one. Did you go through the gamut I mentioned to get to that point? Did Internet Explorer show under Windows Components? If not, are you familiar with Group Policy in XP?
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here's 2 screenshots for the Group Policy which I am not familiar ith unfortunately, and yes, the order of opening the folders is right, thanks mate

the screenshots of the "Group Policy" are in the attachments

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Right click Administrative Templates>Add/Remove Templates>Add>Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\ADM\ and hold the shift and highlight all the files that start with "inet". Enter.
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it's just 1 file that starts with "inet" and it's asking me whether to replace it with another file with the same name and size (it's already added in the templates)
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What's the inet file called?
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it's called "inetres.adm" which is already added to the list
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There is a Registry change that would disable the warning, but it's not a good idea since you would need it for real dangers. I hope someone that is still running XP can look at this thread since the path that I mentioned should work, but I have no way of going through it to see why the expected result isn't showing.
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There is a Registry change that would disable the warning, but it's not a good idea since you would need it for real dangers. I hope someone that is still running XP can look at this thread since the path that I mentioned should work, but I have no way of going through it to see why the expected result isn't showing.
thank you mate for your concern, appreciate your help anyway, but would you please tell me why shouldn't I try the registry solution, what dangers do you mean ?
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If the file is "dangerous", you want to know about it.
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would you mind tell me about the registry solution and I'm responsible for any harm (if any)
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Look at the last answer here: https://superuser.com/questions/3239...this-file-work
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For files that have been downloaded via Internet Explorer, an alternate and easier way is to zip the files eg use 7-zip delete the originals and unzip file to original location Or move the files to any NON NTFS drive (eg a flash drive) and move them back as that will strip the stream data when zipping or moving.
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