shortcut in toolbar now asks for security confirmation


  1. Posts : 53
    windows
       #1

    shortcut in toolbar now asks for security confirmation


    I've got a toolbar I created to house some convenient shortcuts. One that is a shortcut to a vmware configuration file just begun to ask for a security confirmation, complaining about an unknown publisher. If I create the same shortcut on the desktop, no problem. This shortcut worked fine for months. I do see that there's been some updates, so maybe win 10 broke something. Besides for the inconvenience of clicking the open button, it thinks for a few seconds before asking, which is annoying.

    Any ideas?
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #2

    If you wish, you can use the registry tweak. However, if you run MalwareBytes, it will complaint about it, just exclude from MalwareBytes.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{E2F13B98-650F-47DB-845A-420A1ED34EC7}User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations]
    "LowRiskFileTypes"=".exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations]
    "LowRiskFileTypes"=".exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs"
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  3. Posts : 53
    windows
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'm a little bit nervous about using that. Does it disable all checking for exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs file types? I don't want to disable all checking, for those file types. I just want to know why this shortcut works just fine, until I copy it into a toolbar folder.

    I see by winver, that I'm now on version 10586.545, whereas my other laptop, which had been off until recently, is still at 10586.494, and it does not have this issue.
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  4. topgundcp's Avatar
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #4

    Not sure why you are still running 10586. Most of us are running new build 14393 now. That's what I am using to avoid all the nagging, you can take out the extensions you don't want to exclude.
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  5. Posts : 53
    windows
    Thread Starter
       #5

    new version fixed this issue


    thanks, new version fixed this issue, I now am on 14393.51
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