1. FIX: Windows Open File Security Warning

    Fri 14 November 2014
    By mute

    We have all seen this from time-to-time for a file we downloaded from the Internet:

    Open File - Security Warning

    It's usually not a problem because it's an installer and we run it once and it goes away. But what if it's a portable executable? Just exactly WHERE in the heck is this data stored?

    NTFS has a feature called Alternate Data Streams (ADS) which is where this security information is stored. Grab a copy of the SysInternals utility streams to remove this offending data if you plan to keep the file around but don't want to completely disable the security ...

    Tagged as : windows

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