3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2017 11:01 AM by cwinning

    open file security warning

    wtaylorCSC Rookie

      After pushing the Jan 2017 OS updates via Shavlik Protect; need to push a few additional the Notepad+ & JRE8-121.

      Now receiving Windows7 message "open file security warning", run or cancel, yes to "always as before opening the file.

      thoughts on what to change in GPO?

        • 1. Re: open file security warning
          cwinning CommunityTeam

          Hello,

           

          This may help:  disable "Open File Security Warning"

           

          Or this maybe:

           

          1.  Go to Group Policy and then expand:

           

          Local Computer Policy / User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Attachment Manager

           

          2.  On the right pane, double click Inclusion list for low file types.

          3.  Click Enable.

          4.  Include the file types such as .exe;.bat;.reg;.vbs in the Options box.

          5.  Click OK.

           

          Thanks,

          Charles

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          • 2. Re: open file security warning
            wtaylorCSC Rookie

            Thanks - I located:

            http://woshub.com/how-to-disable-open-file-security-warnings-in-windows-7/

            Looking at this; I think I am opening a bigger opportunity for issues.

             

            interesting how this is now an issue with Shavlik Protect 9.2.0 build 5119 only after the OS updates from January 2017 were applied. 

             

            ***********

            An alternative method is to check the file itself, as windows may add a block to the file properties, as it an .exe downloaded from an internet location.

            The issue is expanded upon in this document: https://community.shavlik.com/docs/DOC-24212

            If this is the cause, you can unblock the file in the patch repo on the console, and remove it from target machines. Once the file is re-pushed, it shouldn't trigger the error. It only affects that file in question, so you aren't whitelisting all .exe files.

             

            I deleted the "erroring" files from the console, had Shavlik Protect download them again, testing appears to be successful.

            • 3. Re: open file security warning
              cwinning CommunityTeam

              Hello,

               

              I'm certain our phones would be 'ringing off the hook' if the issue was specific to Protect.  I don't see other posts or cases about this to date.

               

              Good luck!

               

              Thanks,

              Charles