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funny installer message

Post by nikos » 2013 Jul 30, 04:29

with internet explorer, when I click to download xplorer2 and choose to RUN the installer directly (without saving it first), I get a funny warning message from UAC saying "are you sure you want to run this from an untrusted location?". Somehow it doesn't recognize the installer is signed. If on the other hand I first save then execute from the Downloads folder, everything is fine.

www.zabkat.com/x2down.htm

Does this happen for you too?

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Re: funny installer message

Post by Tuxman » 2013 Jul 30, 06:25

Using Fx with my OpenDownload² extension, I never had this issue. :mrgreen:

Now it would be interesting to know which IE/Windows version you tested this on.
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Re: funny installer message

Post by nikos » 2013 Jul 30, 12:59

I have IE10 on windows 7

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Re: funny installer message

Post by Tuxman » 2013 Jul 30, 13:02

Probably yes then, although it should always happen. Maybe related to some cache?
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Re: funny installer message

Post by Kilmatead » 2013 Jul 30, 16:55

Considering that just last week (after having UAC disabled for years and years and years) and never ever using IE as an actual browser, I discovered that IE settings still have a bad habit of inviting themselves into the shell launch behaviour for binaries...

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I have decided to just become a Buddhist monk and walk the Earth spitting in people's faces. It's one of those 6-of-one-or-half-dozen-of-the-other kind of things - when "security" settings become so convoluted and invasive as to be an obstruction to reality, it's time to accept that we're just not in Kansas any more Toto. :shrug:

For example, you could lose half-a-day reading up on MIME Sniffing and what it has to do with stopping the auto-execution of things by content-derivation, but it's easier to just point out that Marcel Marceau could sniff my arse before I would sniff his. And that's all there is to it.

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