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#1 Blue Screen Lover

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:33 PM

This has never happened before.

When I use the Start Menu "All Program" section to launch a program, I get bombarded by this warning...

Attached File  warning.png   14.26KB   16 downloads

 

 

I would like to rid my computer of this without disabling UAC, please.

 

Oh and please note that I am NOT using Windows 8, this is Win7 Pro OEM with the win8 theme.


Edited by Blue Screen Lover, 15 May 2013 - 05:34 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:23 PM

The only workaround I'm aware of (while still keeping UAC on) is this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11949-elevated-program-shortcut-without-uac-prompt-create.html?ltr=E


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

I'm not certain if this will help, but you can try lowering the UAC settings so it's not as strict, without turning it off fully.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:33 AM

7-Zip is an open source archive compression program. Did you install it, or did it come installed? You could always just uninstall 7-Zip itself, or check the 7-Zip program settings. It appears 7-Zip is trying to compress all the program files you are attempting to run.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

The original message has nothing to do with 7-zip.

It was just an example of what happens when the OP tries to launch ANY program.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:45 AM

That wasn't clear from the original post. Has he changed the UAC settings recently? I think Codemass' suggestion may be valid -- the settings are too strict. Or, the privileges of the user account he signs in with were somehow "demoted". He should start by reviewing both the UAC settings and the account privileges of the user account he logs on with.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

Okay, here goes.

 

I am the owner of this computer, I run with full administrator privileges.

I use the strictest UAC settings, but the of course this is not UAC, this is just a warning about safety.

 

Also, this only happens when I launch from the Start Menu all programs section or the search bar. It doesn't apply to files, only applications.


Edited by Blue Screen Lover, 16 May 2013 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

Those security warnings are in fact part of UAC.

There was a known issue with this in Windows 7 some time ago:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/open-file-security-warning-on-every-lnk-even-ms/118c5bf8-b03b-4164-940b-d07175bc7379

Based on the thread, it could be something in your IE security settings, or any changes that may have been made to user accounts.

 

However, it may be a new threat, but only if you're using IE8:

http://www.kcbd.com/story/22209883/fbi-issues-cyber-security-warning-to-microsoft-explorer-8-users

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2847140

 

You may want to run a full system antivirus scan, just to be safe.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:27 PM

You are all lifesavers!!!

It's all fixed!!



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:55 PM

Glad to hear that. So what exactly proved to be the fix? :thumbup2:






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