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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?
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):
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
IE keeps information about the fact that an executable was downloaded in an NTFS stream attached to the file:
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Hey, alternate data streams are a secret!  ;-)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
First rule of alternate data streams is...
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Friday, September 19, 2008
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