Windows 10: win10 says every downloaded file comes from a different pc?

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  1.    25 Apr 2016 #1

    win10 says every downloaded file comes from a different pc?


    win10 says every downloaded file comes from a different pc and asks if im sure i want to open it.

    this is opening the files from file explorer, not firefox, where that question is expected. windows smartscreen and user account control nagging screens are turned off.

    right clicking a file and going to properties, and unblocking the file will allow it to open-up without the nag screen, as it should.
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    W10Prox64
       26 Apr 2016 #2

    ksdixon said: View Post
    win10 says every downloaded file comes from a different pc and asks if im sure i want to open it.

    this is opening the files from file explorer, not firefox, where that question is expected. windows smartscreen and user account control nagging screens are turned off.

    right clicking a file and going to properties, and unblocking the file will allow it to open-up without the nag screen, as it should.
    That's correct. If a file on your computer was downloaded from the internet, it came from another computer. It will ask you that no matter where you open it from, until you unblock it in properties.
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  3.    02 May 2016 #3

    Sarcasm?

    This dialouge box was never thrown up in previous versions of windows, and I'm pretty sure it didn't happen on another win10 computer i had.

    sometimes it would appear, say if I was opening a .exe from Firefox's download window from within the browser. Not for every single file type (.mp4, .jpg etc) that I am attempting to launch from File Explorer.
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    W10Prox64
       02 May 2016 #4

    ksdixon said: View Post
    Sarcasm?

    This dialouge box was never thrown up in previous versions of windows, and I'm pretty sure it didn't happen on another win10 computer i had.

    sometimes it would appear, say if I was opening a .exe from Firefox's download window from within the browser. Not for every single file type (.mp4, .jpg etc) that I am attempting to launch from File Explorer.
    No, it wasn't, and I am not being sarcastic.

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  5.    02 May 2016 #5

    That's been in Windows at least since Windows 7,

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    W10Prox64
       03 May 2016 #6

    Oops! I stand corrected!
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  7.    03 May 2016 #7

    Didn't notice your comment @simrick

    simrick said: View Post
    Oops! I stand corrected!
    I was commenting on this,

    ksdixon said: View Post
    This dialouge box was never thrown up in previous versions of windows,
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       03 May 2016 #8

    ksdixon said: View Post
    win10 says every downloaded file comes from a different pc and asks if im sure i want to open it.
    Yep Windows has done that for a while

    You can use PowerShell to unblock multiple files.
    see: Easily Unblock All Files in a Directory Using PowerShell | Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

    I think the setting is tied to Internet security settings. Objects downloaded from Trusted sites might not be flagged as blocked - not sure though.
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  9.    03 May 2016 #9

    Wow, weird.

    It's it's truely as widespread as you guys say (shows when opening normal filetypes from File Explorer for every file downloaded from internet), then apparently I've not run into it before now.
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       03 May 2016 #10

    Does UAC have an effect on this? I run with UAC set to minimum (Never notify) and never see it.
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