How to disable Open File - Security Warning dialog box in Windows Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by David Ocampo, May 24, 2008.

  1. David Ocampo

    David Ocampo Guest

    Dear Windows Vista Community,

    Every time I want to open a .url file using the customized Links menu on the
    deskbar (channel bar), I get a dialog box with a security
    warning message "Do you want to open this file?" How do I disable this
    security warning dialog box from popping up? I am confident my Avast! virus
    definitions will detect and intercept any virus or spyware attached to any
    url before the file is opened, so I really don't need this feature, it is
    annoying. Thanks for any help you can provide as to Vista security
    settings!

    Kind regards,
    David
     
    David Ocampo, May 24, 2008
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  2. Yeah, that's to make sure the user really meant to ask the
    OS to take an action. Kind of like a gun that asks you if
    you really want to fire a bullet after you pull the trigger.

    It's a safety feature.
    Why would you want to? Just to rid yourself of a minor
    annoyance?
    Relying on AV in this way is doomed to failure. AV and other anti
    programs are meant to supplement good computing practices, not
    as a substitute for them.
    Sorry I'm not being helpful, but I hope in some small way this does
    indeed help - though not the way you might have expected.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 25, 2008
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  3. David Ocampo

    David Ocampo Guest

    Thanks for the explanation, I kind of figured that it was to protect the
    user's system, but I still would like to know how to disable this security
    feature in Vista. Does anyone know? Thanks.
     
    David Ocampo, May 25, 2008
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  4. David Ocampo

    Mariah Kaze Guest

    This is a crock! When I need help, I'll ask for it. I HATE windows Vista
    and am going to install Windows XP over it if someone can't tell me how to
    turn all the Frakin security OFF!

    Void the warrenty on a junk computer?? Who cares?

    MK<who does NOT need a babysitter, thank you very much>
     
    Mariah Kaze, May 25, 2008
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  5. If it prevents you from completing an action, then that is one
    thing, but an extra click is really no big deal. People accept
    that the "delete" action takes an extra click and yet object
    when the more dangerous action to execute code is invoked.

    You are not alone, and many have decided to disable UAC
    because of the annoyance factor. Google results should show
    many places with 'how to' information.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 25, 2008
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  6. David Ocampo

    BlahBuds Guest

    So...I decided to make an account on this forum JUST because I hate it
    when people like "Fromtherafters" act all cocky and give people crap
    answers to legit questions...sigh

    Anyways

    So David. I happen to be looking for an answer to the same problem. I
    know what I'm doing when I double click a file and I also find it
    annoying to be asked if I actually want to proceed. Both Vista and XP
    both give annoying security halts on multiple actions. One way to fix
    this in Vista is by turning UAC (User Account Control) That is if you
    haven't already...I hope you have. But, you will still get a security
    prompt when trying to open ANY .exe file you might download. And that's
    what I wanted to turn off as well. So, here are some links for doing
    that. Both for IE and for windows in general. Hope they help. They did
    for me..... Rafters should post his attitude somewhere else.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/59255-45-open-file-security-warning-dialog

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555599


    http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/24759-open-file-security-warning.html
     
    BlahBuds, Oct 2, 2008
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  7. David Ocampo

    BlahBuds Guest

    Oh and delete doesn't have take an extra action...I'm assuming Rafters
    is referring to having to empty the recycle bin before a file is really
    deleted. You can bypass the recycle as well by hold SHIFT before hitting
    the delete button in Vista. In XP this also works, and you don't have to
    confirm the delete command when Shift is applied. Cheers....
     
    BlahBuds, Oct 2, 2008
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  8. David Ocampo

    DDW Guest

    GUESS WHAT???

    Look around that "forum" and see all the users whose number of posts
    say "n/a". Lots of 'em, hmm?

    "Fromtherafters" is one of 'em.

    You are being followed...LOL.

    DDW
     
    DDW, Oct 2, 2008
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  9. Please keep idiots like Fromthereafters from posting in this forum.

    Thanx in advance for your cooperation.
     
    FromTheRafters, Oct 2, 2008
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  10. Are you inviting me to your "forum"?
     
    FromTheRafters, Oct 2, 2008
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  11. So you think that *really* deletes it?

    So, where did you dig up this old post - what is the
    date of that post you replied to?
     
    FromTheRafters, Oct 2, 2008
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  12. David Ocampo

    BlahBuds Guest

    yes it REALLY deletes the file...and YES i know files deleted are stil
    on the disk drive unless they are permanently destroyed before DELETED
    that's not what the term "delete" refers to. Yes, the post was from Ma
    of this year. But you seemed to find your way back to it though....whic
    was my main reason for posting, not to really help Ol' Davy. I'm sure h
    found a forum on his own with other people actually willing to answe
    his question. If not, someone else may need the links...that's why
    posted the links anyways. Enjoy your postin
     
    BlahBuds, Oct 3, 2008
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  13. He uses a news reader. Your post to the thread found HIM.

    One of the advantages of using a Newsreader, rather than that
    quasi-forum you're using that scrounges the majority of it's posts
    from Microsoft servers.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Oct 3, 2008
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  14. Oh, I see now. Delete means something other than delete in
    your world.
    Ahh, trolling. I guess I'll ignore you then.
    I answered his question, and as you decided to do his work
    for him you found answers even older than the post was - so
    the answer was available on the web all along.

    I'm not against people reducing their security if that is what
    they want to do, but people who can't find out how to do
    so on their own should be made aware of the downside
    especially if they are doing it just to avoid that extra click
    that is sooo annoying to have to do.
    I'm sure everyone is flocking to those sites as we speak.

    Enjoy your trolling...
     
    FromTheRafters, Oct 3, 2008
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  15. David Ocampo

    BlahBuds Guest

    Trolling...had to look that one up. You're obviously much more int
    forum threads than I. I happened to be searching for the same answer a
    David (As I said earlier), and only posted my links because you didn'
    answer his question at all. Only gave him reasons for why he shouldn't.
    I thought that's what the Technical Support > Computer Help > Window
    Vista > Vista Security > area would be about. Apparently I was wrong. I
    I wouldn't have known the definition of "Trolling" I would have used i
    myself. Keep yelling "From the Rafter" man, I'm sure people get allo
    out of it
     
    BlahBuds, Oct 5, 2008
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