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Open File security warning in XP: how to disable?

Posted on 2008-10-02
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I see a ton of ways that are supposed to disable this but none seem to work.  Is there a way to truly disable it?
(next to Clippy it's about the stupidest thing on windows)
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by:KCTS
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I assume you meen the macro secirity warning for office files.
Open Word (excel or whatever), Go to Tools->macro->Security and switch it off. (at your own risk)
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by:nstd-sts
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No I mean the general file open security warning that you get when opening a file in explorer.
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by:KCTS
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Not sure what you mean - can you post an example (screenshot ?)
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by:eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL
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If you willing, you can disable the security center, from your services, that should stop the messages.
Go to start -> run -> services.msc, look for windows security center and double click on it, stop the services and the startup type to disabled
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by:nstd-sts
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Yeah, I tried that, doesn't work.  It seems like that used to work, maybe sp3 changes it.
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by:eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL
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Try This but before you do make a backup of your registry AND create a restore point as well.

Open Note Pad and copy/paste the following (including "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download]
"CheckExeSignatures"="no"
"RunInvalidSignatures"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Attachments]
"SaveZoneInformation"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Associations]
"LowRiskFileTypes"=".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat; .com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi ;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"


Save it with these properties:
file name: security.reg
Save as type: All files
Encoding: ANSI

Now double-click on the file you just made and merge it with your registry.
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by:nstd-sts
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yeah, spoke too soon

still prompts me
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eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL earned 2000 total points
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request attention to remove the accepted solution, I found something else you can try which also works,
Go to Run -> gpedit.msc
User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Attachment Manager -> Inclusion List for moderate risk file types.
Enable it and in the box specify the extensions such .exe, .jpg, .com

Thanks
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by:nstd-sts
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yep, that's it.  I'd come across adding each of those to the extensions to the low risk filter but that's much easier
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