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File Download - Security Warning

Do you want to open or save this file? Name:...

 
  Description  
     
 

When downloading a program, Windows adds this minor warning to be sure it is what you wanted. It helps to avoid opening a program you did not select or opening from an untrusted publisher.

 
 
   
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  File Download - Security Warning 

 
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  Do you want to open or save this file?

Name: name
Publisher: publishers name
Type: type
From: location

While files from the Internet can be useful, this file type can potentially harm your computer. If you do not trust the source, do not open or save this software. What's the risk? 

 
Typical location
  C:\Windows

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  warning 

   
Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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If you trust the source and you initiated the action, click on Open to open the file with the default application. Otherwise select Cancel.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 6-May-2010
 
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When getting files outside of Windows (typically via the Internet) where it is considered "Untrusted", Windows uses the Alternate Data Stream (ADS) feature to mark the file as blocked. This only works on NTFS, and if the file is moved to a FAT32 drive, the ADS content is lost.

 
   
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Last update: 06-Oct-2013 8:12 am