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running EXE and warning pop up

Windows treats EXEs that have been installed differently than EXEs that you may have downloaded from the internet or elsewhere but have not installed.

How does it know the difference? Does it write something to the registry during installation? Does that mean that if I use a purely xcopy installation, everytime my app runs, it will generate a warning pop up?
coder
Thursday, September 18, 2008
 
 
Found this (although it is about FF it still shows you what is going on with windows and files that are downloaded):

http://blog.case.edu/bes7/2008/04/21/removing_security_warning_on_files_downloaded_with_firefox_30
DJ Send private email
Thursday, September 18, 2008
 
 
IE keeps information about the fact that an executable was downloaded in an NTFS stream attached to the file:

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/RemovingSecurityFromDownloadedPowerShellScriptsWithAlternativeDataStreams.aspx
mwb
Thursday, September 18, 2008
 
 
Hey, alternate data streams are a secret!  ;-)
Codger
Thursday, September 18, 2008
 
 
First rule of alternate data streams is...
Brian Send private email
Friday, September 19, 2008
 
 
Thanks
coder
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
 
 

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