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Turning off Windows XP "File Download Security Warning" popup

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Hi all,

I have created a web page on my local computer.  XP Service Pack 2.  

This web page will NOT be on the internet.  It will be for a demo on my client's local computer. The links on the HTML  page are to executables (videos avi files which have been converted to executables.)   The html page is serving as a menu for the various executable videos.

But when I click on the links, I get the "File Download Security Warning", asking if I want to Run or Save or Cancel.  I need to turn OFF this warning so it just plays the executable.  

Changing the avi file to something other than the executable *exe file is not an option. It must be the executable and it cannot be changed.

I assume this is either an operating system warning or an internet explorer error message.  But I need to turn it off.

Thanks!

Rowby

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Have you tried all comments including the addon manager as given here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Q_21161780.html

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Hi Sunray

I missed the addon manager, but I think I took care of the other suggestions.  I should add that this is on a new computer, literally right out of the box.  All I added was dreamweaver, so I don't think any add-ons were done.

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that addon manager would help you to stop the security warning popup.. Try that if you have not yet
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Can you check this

You cannot run executable files or program add-ins that are downloaded by using Internet Explorer or by using Outlook Express on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;843022
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I will try that.    THanks!

(I did t"gpedit.misc" but when I got an error saying approximately windows cannot find gpedit.misc.

But I will try the addon manager tomorrow when I am back at the client.

Rowby
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you cannot use gpedit.msc as you should be having windows xp home. it works only in xp pro
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OH, that computer has xp home.  I see.

Anyway, I was able to resolve the publisher issue.  That popup does not occur anymore -- it was a setting in IE that I used to disable that error.

So now it is just the"File Download Security  Warning".

I'll try the suggestions tomrrow or Monday if necessary.  

And will, of course, finally award the  points.

Rowby
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Thanks Rowby.. Post back if you need more help
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I just now tried using the addon manager.

Even with the EXE file running I do not see the file in the list.  And I see no way to add it.  

Maybe I have to find a way to turn that "exe" into an add-on.  I notice the list mentions active-x.  I don't know much, if anything, about Active-x, but I assume Active-X "helps" enable executibles in internet explorer?  (I may  be way wrong, it's just an assumption).

I can see that this "little" project is going to be more and more interesting than I thought when I first posted it :)

Rowby

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I also re-reviewed the other comments at:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Q_21161780.html

...including trying the popup blocker -- didn't work for me.  
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Thanks, sunray, this helped with my troublehsooting
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Glad you got it solved... is your other question solved as well ?
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