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    For some time I have been getting the following security warning when I attempt to start a program with a shortcut (.lnk) file:

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    Even Microsoft programs claim "unknown publisher". An exception is if the shortcut is pinned to my start menu or taskbar.
    My most used programs are pinned so I have not really noticed this problem.

    I would appreciate any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Gentry View Post
    For some time I have been getting the following security warning when I attempt to start a program with a shortcut (.lnk) file:
    Even Microsoft programs claim "unknown publisher". An exception is if the shortcut is pinned to my start menu or taskbar.
    My most used programs are pinned so I have not really noticed this problem.

    I would appreciate any help.

    I am running Windows 7 64-bit
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
    4GB RAM
    Hi Jim, Welcome to the Lounge.

    If your shortcuts have a 'Shield' they always need permission, only the shortcut arrow, starts with no problem.

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    How are you accessing the shortcut when it is causing a problem? I've been unable to replicate the behavior and have tried it on the desktop, the start menu, All programs on the start menu, & Windows Explorer.

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    All of my shortcuts in the start menu do not have a shield. The only shortcuts that work without the warning are those pinned to the Start Menu or the Taskbar.
    Jim Gentry

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    Jim,

    For some reason you may not have the latest Certificate for Microsoft installed in IE. Do you ever get follow on messages about out of date certificates?
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    I don't remember any warning about certificates. How do you renew certificates?
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    They should show up in Windows Update.
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