I have a 3rd party program that downloads updates for itself from a specific location on the Net and then runs them.
After being migrated to Windows 10, this stopped working because, apparently, the program uses WinAPI to download that marks files as "from the Internet". In XP, that didn't make a difference but in Win10, opening such a file programmatically now yields "Access denied".
- Since this is an automated process, I don't have a chance to manually remove the marks before the files are run.
- Running them later by hand is highly undesirable, too, because the update procedure contains additional steps after running.
Can I somehow mark this site (or something else like the files' publisher or something) as a "trusted source" so the files aren't blocked?
I heard there are ways to disable this mechanism altogether but I'd only do that as a last resort - if there really is no other way - because it, well, serves its purpose otherwise.