I created a vbs file and tried to run it and got the silly warning a bit like
I see there are a few solutions to it. One is mentioned here
In IE- tools..internet options..security tab..custom level.."Launching applications and unsafe files" Enabled (as opposed to prompt).
and start...run..gpedit.msc administrative templates..windows components..internet explorer.."Turn off the security settings check feature) Enabled that.
I would like to know how insecure that option is. Is it totally safe? (By that I mean, is it going to cause IE to do something stupid like download a file automatically without asking me? or run something without asking me - something I didn't double click on).
i.e. is it something that me or pretty much any reasonably technical person would be well advised to do?
I don't want IE to automatically download something without a prompt(which IE maybe used to do like pre Win XP Sp2!) If I double click an executable file or script, I don't want a warning by virtue of it being an executable or script. (I know it is and I double clicked it to run it, and i'm aware of the nature of these things). I just don't want IE doing something stupid and insecure. But I don't want IE or Windows trying to be clever and being a nuisance.
I notice there are other ways too like this involving the registry here and i'd be interested to know how they compare from a security standpoint. (no doubt the least intrusive is using sysinternals streams on the file or folder of files but i'm interested in the security of the method I mentioned compared to the one involving the registry.