Solved Open file - security warning - Do you want to open this fil

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October 31, 2012 at 06:54:58
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 3.401 GHz / 12269 MB
This query box now opens up every time I try to run a program - it just started out of the blue - I feel it is one of those simply solved problems but I can't think of the solution - help!

h g a


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#1
October 31, 2012 at 07:56:22
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#2
October 31, 2012 at 08:57:09
That's UAC, or "user account control", I HATE UAC, too, it's annoying. You can open the run command and type in msconfig, then go to the tools tab, and scroll down to "change UAC settings", or you can enter the following text into either the command prompt, or directly into the run box, should work as well, I think, this will disable UAC:

%systemdrive%\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

You will get some popups warning you that your UAC settings have been disabled, but they will go away if you ignore them. Keep in mind that UAC is there to prevent unwanted software from running without you knowing about it, but that is how you had it before, it sounds like, I assume you know what you are doing. UAC is really for first time owners, imo, to keep them out of trouble. If it doesn't work, you need to open cmd.exe by "run as admin", and enter that line in that way: it might require admin privilages to work. I wrote a program that does this for me, that self elevates, first, using that line, and it never fails me. It's always the first program I run on a new system.

I'm a toxic agent, on a dangerous mission so secret, that even I don't know what it is, because if I did, I would have to kill myself.


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#3
October 31, 2012 at 09:38:12
UAC should not raise its ugly head on all programs. You would be best to start with the response given in #1. Often this is caused by malware so if this issue is cured it would be best to then run your AV scans. I would also run MalwareBytes as this often finds what AV's miss:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
October 31, 2012 at 09:45:07
Thanks - that worked for me.

h g a


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#5
October 31, 2012 at 10:20:24
Do you mean response #1 solved it?
If you want to mark this post as Solved, select a best answer.

Did you check for malware afterwards (see #3)?

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