Can one tweak IE7 to omit security warnings for local files - at least for well known types?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Michael Moser, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. I find it a bit annoying that IE7 constantly comes up with this yellow
    security notice, that it "... has restricted this webpage from running
    scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer...". This
    stupid message even appears for content that doesn't even contain any
    scripting or activeX controls!

    E.g. I frequently use IE to just display the content of some XML file
    (e.g. an .xsd or .wsdl, i.e. an XML Schema or a WSDL file) or an image
    (eg. some .jpg). So I drag the (lcoal!) file onto the IE icon to display
    the content and - whoosh - I get that stupid yellow warning bar again...
    But there isn't any activeX or script! Nowhere!!!

    Michael
     
    Michael Moser, Nov 15, 2006
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  2. Try the following:

    Tools, Internet Options & Advanced Tab
    Under the "Security" section, tick the following (top 2 options):
    Allow active content from CDs to run on My Computer
    Allow active content to run in files on My Computer

    Cheers
     
    Steven Bellamy, Nov 15, 2006
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  3. That I would never dare to do. *Nothing* should run automatically from a
    just inserted CD - and definitely not since Sony's rootkit installer...
    Yep - that did it. Makes the world a bit unsafer - but assuming my
    viruschecker did its job properly - so what?

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
    Michael Moser, Nov 15, 2006
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  4. Michael,

    You should still be prompted to install any software from a CD even with
    the first option selected. Usually IE would block it all together.

    Sony's rootkit was designed like a virus (hint can be found in the name
    :), it didn't use IE and would still have installed even if this option
    wasn't selected, which it isn't by default...

    Cheers
     
    Steven Bellamy, Nov 17, 2006
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