Silly Windows. Edit is NOT Run.

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  1.    04 Feb 2017 #11

    It doesn't do that for a .bat file I create, even with the full content of one it complains about copied to it. There's no extra extension Windows is hiding. That's the #1 piece of stupid I always turn off first thing when I install Windows.

    The files it's having an unwarranted tizzy over are from which is a utility for creating bootable drives for WYSE thin clients.

    A .bat file is nothing but a text file. Opening it to edit should never pop up a warning. It has to be processed by the scripting functions of the OS when running it to do anything.

    Would be nice if Smart Screen could be made smarter via the user being able to tell it what sorts of things to STFU about while leaving it paying attention to things that really can be threatening, like running a batch file that could do things you don't want.
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       04 Feb 2017 #12

    Galane said: View Post
    It doesn't do that for a .bat file I create...
    As I said in post #8, a downloaded file will be marked as 'blocked' which can restrict what you can do with it. If you are sure that it is safe you can unblock it. This is the Properties for a .bat I extracted from a downloaded .zip file. You can see it's currently blocked, as yours probably is. Try unblocking it, just tick the 'unblock' box and click 'Apply'.

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  3.    05 Feb 2017 #13

    Smart screen is as smart as Army intelligence is intelligent.
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