Whenever I open GHS from a desktop icon, it gives me an "Open File - Security Warning" window, saying that "The publisher could not be verified." Is there a digital signature that would stop this win dow from popping up? How do I apply it?


Regarding your question about the annoying Windows security nag, there are several methods to fix it:

1) To just get it to stop happening for GHS, right-click GHS.EXE, bring up Properties, and look at the General tab below the check boxes for Read and Hidden attributes to see if the following text appe ars:

"Security: This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer."

If so, just click the "Unblock" button, and the problem should be solved. The following link has more details and screenshots:

2) If the above doesn't apply or if you want to disable the nag for all executables Windows doesn't recognized, then try running "gpedit.msc" through Start -> Run or from a DOS prompt. The "Group P cy" window should come up provided that you are running a Professional/Business/Ultimate edition of Windows.

Go to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Attachment Manager, then double-click on "Inclusion list for moderate risk file types" setting. Choose "Enabled" .exe" to the "Inclusion list for moderate risk file types" setting.

In other words, this allows you to run an .exe from the Intranet zone without a prompt, but it will warn before running one from the Internet. More details at:

3) If you're using a Home version of Windows, open Internet Explorer and go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Security. Highlight the Local Intranet zone and click the "Sites" button, then the "Advanced" button. Add an entry for "file://computername", using the name of the computer where GHS is being run, then reboot.

Alternatively, go to Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> Security tab -> Customize Level -> Miscellaneous, then change the option "Run non secure applications/files" or "La tions and unsafe files" to Enable.

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