Weird File Behavious


Extraordinary Member
Good Day,

I have a flash drive attached to my Netgear router.

Recently (and only recently) I get a 'Can't verify the creator of this file ... " warning box if I try to open a file with at .TXT extension via Total Commander or Windows Explorer on the Network drive (no problem with other drives). I can open them in Notepad or any other text editor without the warning.

Is this a 'feature' of Netgear, Total Commander or Windows 7 ?

The network drive is a Netgear Readyshare device, mapped to the system as F: (one of two flash drives, both of which exhibit this peculiar behaviour).



Principal Cybersecurity Architect
Staff member
I would point the blame at the Netgear. Their file sharing capabilities tend to use obsolete/outdated software. I believe it's still relying on SMB1...