How to disable the Open File - Security Warning on Windows 7

Posted on 2009-12-20
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi Experts,

  I have a windows 7 system and on the desktop I have a shortcut to a program that runs off the server an exe. Everytime I click on this program I get ths following error:

Open File - Security Warning
The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?
Plublisher: Unkonwn Publisher
Type: Application
From::\\servername\program name\program.exe

How do i get this from coming up every single time I click on that program?
Question by:frankbustos
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Expert Comment

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You can control it through "user account control" ... Not recommended though as this does add good protection.
Press the windows key
type "user account control"
Click "change user account control settings" move the slider to suit...

Expert Comment

ID: 26093871
UAC slider to minimum is the only solution I know of looks like other people have felt your pain below...

The disadvantage of turning off UAC is that a any trojan or viral activity has admin access just something to bear in mind...
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Expert Comment

ID: 26093901
Turn off UAC (Start>Control Panel>User accounts>Change user account control settings)
(see the picture...)
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Expert Comment

ID: 26093908
Very important :
After you disable it RESTART YOUR COMPUTER !

Author Comment

ID: 26093934
yeap, i've done that and set it to never notify. I also rebooted and I still get the same box when in try to run that program.
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Accepted Solution

senad earned 2000 total points
ID: 26093984
use the gpedit.msc variation suggested first....

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31668405
using the gpedit.msc variation did it. thanks!

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