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    Security Warnings (XP-Pro / IE6)

    I don't know if this is an IE 6 issue, or part of XP-Pro...

    I am setting up XP-Pro SP-2, and I'm seeing something when downloading files from IE that I haven't seen before: I'm being asked whether to "Run, Save, or Cancel" for each file... with no "preferred action" choice...

    I'm not using any type of download manager...

    What did I do to cause this event to start occurring, and how can I stop it?

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    Re: Security Warnings (XP-Pro / IE6)

    What are the file extensions for these files?

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    Re: Security Warnings (XP-Pro / IE6)

    Jefferson:

    exe.

    I understand the "dangers".... but I "used to" either already have the warning turned off, or be able to do so...

    And now I cannot figure how...

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    Re: Security Warnings (XP-Pro / IE6)

    Chuck,

    Here's some light reading about the IE changes in SP-2: Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2: Part 5: Enhanced Browsing Security.

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    Re: Security Warnings (XP-Pro / IE6)

    Joe:

    I most certainly appreciate the fiction.... while I'm slogging through, is there a quick answer to:

    1) Since that was posted in September 2004, how come I'm just coming across it this time? and

    2) Isn't there a "quick" "I allow everything" defau;t I can use?

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    Re: Security Warnings (XP-Pro / IE6)

    Chuck,

    1.) You haven't read the MS documentation for SP-2.
    2.) NO. This is a security enhancement to at least make you acknowledge a possibly dangerous file. MS has been beaten up so badly by the press, competitors, and clients they finally have decided to error on the side of safety rather than functionality.

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    Re: Security Warnings (XP-Pro / IE6)

    Joe:

    Although I plead guilty to not *thoroughly" reading the SP-2 docs (since my XP-Pro came "pre-burned" with SP-2) but, as I mentioned, remember me, I've re-installed at least 3 times since I got the SP-2/XP-Pro, and, strangely, I had never seen this before.

    Oh well....

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    Re: Security Warnings (XP-Pro / IE6)

    Joe:

    Just so you know, that although I can (certainly) be a PITA, I'm NOT going totally crazy:

    I use GetRight as a download manager. I hadn't reset it up yet when I had tried that download.

    Once I did, GR controls the security dialog of IE, and the next download went fine.

    So I'm not crazy, just a bother.

    Thanks for the link and your patience. It IS interesting to note all the changes incorporated into SP-2... Since mine came "with", I hadn't had to go through all that decision-making.

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