In Windows XP, after downloading a file, when I try to run it I get
Windows XP Security Warning. Do you want to run this file... always ask before opening this file?
I moved the file into another directory (just a regular directory I created like
C:\something) and ran it. I got the message, though now I don't. So maybe it was only the first time opening or something.
- Does it happen for any executable?
- Which executables does this happen with?
I presume Windows doesn't keep some kind of record that this file was downloaded via the internet. Any time I click the file in Chrome downloads, I get the message, but it's from Windows XP not Chrome.
How is this working?
It also seems in some way browser specific, because when I save the file and run it by saving it and clicking Open file while within K-Meleon I don't get that question. It's as if it could open it in some way that bypassed the Windows XP message.
Also, I remember the terrible days of IE and Windows 98. Maybe IE5 was the culprit, perhaps before certain updates, where the browser would just run executables from any website, without you clicking on them, unless you ticked a hard to find box in Advanced Settings.
Hopefully I can untick the box here in this security warning thing "always ask before opening this file", and it won't cause that problem. I just want an exectuable I click or double click to run.
And even when I untick that box, if I click another .exe in Chrome's downloads, it happens for that one.