Why am I suddenly getting this security warning

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  1. Posts : 984
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
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    Why am I suddenly getting this security warning


    This the the second time since yesterday. I exported, thru Onedrive, the contacts from my phone to my desktop, after which I tried to move the file to a local folder, then this happened. I have not altered my security settings

    Why am I suddenly getting this security warning-security.png
    Last edited by kitpzyxmsir; 20 Jul 2023 at 14:38.
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  2. Posts : 2,935
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    That popup doesn't seem legit.
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  3. Posts : 2,193
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #3

    Spam/Scam-ware infection. You've clicked/downloaded/visited something you shouldn't have

    Run MalwareBytes, to start with.

    Whatever you do, DO NOT CLICK anywhere on that message window or the link in it
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  4. Posts : 984
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
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    idgat said:
    Run MalwareBytes, to start with.
    "0" threats found.

    idgat said:
    Whatever you do, DO NOT CLICK anywhere on that message window or the link in it
    Too late for that. It was the only way to close it, or move the file, or so I thought.

    Turns out it only occurs when I drag and drop from anywhere on my encrypted data partition, to another folder on that partition, or to either my non-encrypted OS partition my other non-encrypted data partition.

    However, copy/cut and paste, in either direction, to or from or within the encrypted partition, no problems.

    EDIT: I discovered that this is a pretty common problem, with a couple solutions How to fix "These files might be harmful to your computer" Windows Security alert?

    I chose to uninstall Internet Explorer. Seem to be fine now. The only puzzle is what caused it in the first place?
    Last edited by kitpzyxmsir; 21 Jul 2023 at 17:08.
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  5. Posts : 2,193
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
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    kitpzyxmsir said:
    The only puzzle is what caused it in the first place?
    idgat said:
    You've clicked/downloaded/visited something you shouldn't have
    This^^^ All too easily done unsuspectingly.
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  6. Posts : 984
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
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    idgat said:
    This^^^ All too easily done unsuspectingly.
    Ran Malwarebytes

    Why am I suddenly getting this security warning-mal.png

    Since it's clean, is there no way to control this alert?
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  7. Posts : 6,967
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #7

    It's likely due to the ADS Stream containing zone information.

    See:
    How to Disable Downloaded Files from being Blocked in Windows


    OPTION TWO
    To Enable or Disable Downloaded Files from being Blocked using a REG file

    Windows identifies the file type and the respective security settings. Based on the Zone Information, if it identifies an attachment or file that might be unsafe, it prevents you from opening the file, or it warns you before you open the file.


    The Zone.Identifier is an alternative data stream (ADS) stored by Windows in files downloaded from the Internet, email attachments or saved on your disk and you get a security warning when these files are used. (Unless you disable as per the tutorial).
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  8. Posts : 17,039
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #8

    The posted diagram is a legitimate one.
    Why am I suddenly getting this security warning-windows-security-warning.png

    I get it if I copy a file from my Favourites folder.

    It's all to do with folder Integrity levels.
    See TBkrekmeup's answer in Windows 10 Links Toolbar...File Download Security Warning - Microsoft Community
    TBkrekmeup said:
    1. Run cmd.exe as Admin
    2. Type the following and press enter:
    ICACLS "%userprofile%\Favorites\Links" /Setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)Medium
    or RonnieHatley's variation on page 2 of that thread
    RonnieHatley said:
    1. Run cmd.exe as Admin
    2. Type the following and press enter:
    ICACLS %USERPROFILE%\Favorites\Links /L /T /SETINTEGRITYLEVEL MED


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  9. Posts : 984
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
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    Try3 said:
    The posted diagram is a legitimate one.
    Why am I suddenly getting this security warning-windows-security-warning.png

    I get it if I copy a file from my Favourites folder.

    It's all to do with folder Integrity levels.
    See TBkrekmeup's answer in Windows 10 Links Toolbar...File Download Security Warning - Microsoft Community

    or RonnieHatley's variation on page 2 of that thread
    Hi Denis,

    What did I do wrong?

    Why am I suddenly getting this security warning-alert2.jpg

    Why am I suddenly getting this security warning-alert3.jpg

    Is it possible it might be addressed with a Macrium image restore that is many months old, or will it just be imposed again thru WU?
    Last edited by kitpzyxmsir; 27 Sep 2023 at 16:23.
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  10. Posts : 17,039
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    The idea is that you alter the folder that is causing you the problem.
    In your case, I believe that it's your Desktop - %UserProfile%\Desktop unless you have relocated it.

    Can you move other files off your Desktop? If so then read Callender's post #7.

    Denis
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