SP2 - How to disable Open File Security Warning when running applications?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Twillux, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. Twillux

    Twillux Guest

    Does anyone know how to disable the unknown publisher security warning when
    running an application after installing SP2? It's pretty annoying to have to
    click run everytime...

    Twillux, Sep 6, 2004
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    Peter Guest

    Same question here. Anyone know how to disable this feature in SP2?

    Peter, Sep 6, 2004
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    Eric Cohen Guest

    I feel your pain. Reminds me of why I try to use linux and bsd as
    much as possible. This one was so annoying I just had to figure out
    how to kill it immediately.

    Run gpedit.msc, and go to Local Computer Policy->User
    Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows
    Components->Attachment Manager and enable "Default risk level for file
    attachments", and then enable "Inclusion list for low risk file types"
    and add to this list the file extensions that you want to open without
    triggering this crap.

    Eric Cohen, Sep 14, 2004
  4. Twillux

    Guest Guest

    Unfortunately I can't find this on XP Home. If you can provide us with some
    pointers or links that can help us disable this "feature," that'd be great.
    Guest, Nov 4, 2004
  5. Twillux


    xp home doesn't have group policy editor, so there is no way to disable
    it for internet explorer.

    mozilla and mozilla firefox downloads do no exhibit the same behavior.
    there is no security warning imposed for downloads in mozilla or
    mozilla firefox.

    , Jan 14, 2005
  6. Ramesh, MS-MVP, May 24, 2005
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    Manokan Guest

    I was getting this warning box even when I tried to open .jpgs that had
    been sent as attachments in email. Very annoying! It also prevented the
    pictures from being added to a gallery with a php script. MS really
    messed up on this one. There should be an easy way to unblock this.
    Note that you can unblock individual files one at a time, but not a
    group of files.

    The fix mentioned somewhere else here does work. Create an environment
    variable: SEE_MASK_NOZONECHECKS and give it the value 1. This will
    disable the zone checks and make your life easier.

    For dummies: go to start, right click My computer. Click properties,
    advanced tab, environment variables. In user variables, click new and
    add the variable.
    Manokan, Sep 14, 2006
  8. Twillux


    Apr 13, 2011
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    Works like a champ!
    martinezjosei, Apr 13, 2011
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