security warning when Startup links open

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by LloydM, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. LloydM

    LloydM New Member

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    Every link in my Startup folder is being treated like it was downloaded off the internet. When they open atomatically on startup, or if I open them manually, I get the "Do you want to open this file?" security warning. This only happens for links in my Startup folder (and My Computer > Manage).

    I can get rid of the warning by enabling "Launch unsafe applications" in IE8's Security settings. But this triggers a bunch of "your computer is at risk" warnings, so it's not a good workaround.

    My Windows 7 version is Home Premium, so I don't have gpedit.msc. Can someone help me solve this problem?

    -Thanks, LloydM
     
  2. LloydM

    LloydM New Member

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    Mike: infraction message

    Mike -

    I can't reply to your "infraction" private message since I do not have 5 posts yet.

    Can you tell me why this thread doesn't belong in the "Windows 7 Support" forum, and which forum it should be in? You didn't recommend any options in your message.
     
  3. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    try right clicking on the file\properties unblock ?
     

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