Re: Can't download exe
- From: dotmaria <dotmaria@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 13:15:01 -0700
I'm having the same problem. Your workaround tips were very useful!!!
On Nov 14, 6:40 am, Red <R...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:.
Ok, ive just tried to download the Microsoft Accounting Professional trial
The filename is x13-40152.exe
The Error for this file is:-
Windowsfound that this file is potentially harmful.
To help protect your computer.Windowshasblockedaccessto this file
How does this protect my computer?(hyperlink)
On clicking the hyperlink ,windowshelp and support appears and shows " Why
can't i view an attachment inWindowsMail"
Windowsmail blocks certain types of file attachments that are commonly used
to spread e-mail viruses.................. you get the idea
I think this wasnt caught in the testing phase, its a bit annoying that the
help and support shows Mail which is nothing to do with the download andwindowsblockingaccess.
As i previously mentioned, i cannot see anywhere in folder attributes orwindowsdefender, which where my first thoughts on what might be stopping
Please let us know how to stop this, or ultimately change it so we can run
downloaded .exe if we trust the source they are coming from i.e. Microsoft
Due to the timezone difference, this was bumped as it was the first thing i
did when i woke up this morning.
I wasnt aware that a microsoft.com forum was administrated by volunteers, I
thought it was staffed.
Thanks for coming back to me, i am sorry but i was still seething over my
support call yesterday, which i would still like to escalate as i feel i
recieved poor service.
I will re download one of the .exe's now and see what the exact error is, it
went something like, xxxblockedaccessto the potentially harmfull file
this was downloading the office ultimate trial and the accounting pro trial.
Thanks for your attention on this. i just want to get my business machine
"Paul Adare" wrote:
On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 06:18:00 -0800, Red wrote:
I have vista ultimate and it too wont let me donwload .exe files.
I find this incredibly annoying and amusing since the 2x .exe programmes it
Microsoft office 2007 ultimate trial
Microsoft office Accounting Pro trial
Anychance we can get to know where the settings are that stop the os
blocking downloads of .exe files
The help centre's just state how to get mail to stop doing it and not the os.
I would of thought that vista would block microsoft own programmes tho :)
In the first place you need to have a little patience. This are peer
support forums and any responses you receive here are given by folks who
volunteer their time to help out. There's no need to bump your post when it
is less than a day old.
Secondly you're going to have to provide more detail before anyone can help
you. What is the _exact_ error message you're receiving? Exactly what steps
are you taking that lead up to this error message? Simply stating that
Vista "won't let me download .exe files" doesn't provide nearly enough
information for anyone to give you a reasonably helpful response.
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Has anyone found a fix to this? I too am running Vista Ultimate on a
new machine. I have tried everything I could think of --- disabling
user control, disabling windows defender entirely, turned internet
explorer protected mode off, checked every place in my firewall
(mcafee), have windows firewall disabled but still get that same
annoying message. I get the exact error message:
Windows Security Warning
(image of red shield with X inside it) Windows has found that this
file is potentially harmful.
To help protect your computer, Windows has blocked access to this
How does this help me protect my computer (link to help file telling
of file attachments in outlook)
Yes, I have checked Windows Outlook but it says only to rename the
files to attach them or upload them to a server such as MSN. However,
this does not address the fact that EXEs are not allowed to be
dowloaded at all.
I have found a workaround for all of us that are frustrated to tears
over this big brother style of "controlling viruses" ie we know what
is good for you, you do not.
There are two workarounds:
Work around #1
When you click on a download link and it is an exe file, choose save
as and rename the exe portion to .ok or some other nonsense and change
save as file type from application to "all files"
When you want to use the file, rename it back to exe.
Work Around #2
Click on the download link choosing "save as". Have the location
folder you are downloading to open and visable.
When the file completes download, you'll get the Security Warning. DO
NOT CLICK OK!
Right click on the file you just downloaded, ignoring the Security
Warning Window and choose "copy"
Then go back to the security warning and click ok. You'll see your
download disappear. But .. right click and choose "paste" in the
download window and Voila! - your download is back.
Good Luck. Please email me if anybody finds a real fix, please.
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