Windows 10: Do you want to run this file?

Discus and support Do you want to run this file? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I get this popup most every time I open an install .exe file. Maybe I'm supposed to stop, think and realize that "Gosh. I really don't want to run this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tcebob, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. tcebob Win User

    Do you want to run this file?


    I get this popup most every time I open an install .exe file. Maybe I'm supposed to stop, think and realize that "Gosh. I really don't want to run this file! Why the heck did I download it anyway?" But so far, after searching for it, weighing the options and downloading it, I double click it because I want to run it. Is there a way to stop it? I believe it's a part of Windows and not my (Avast) antivirus because I turned off Avast and it still pops up. Is it built into the exe file or is it a windows convenience?


    :)
     
    tcebob, Feb 6, 2017
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  2. Repeated "How do you want to run this" when opening a web link in Outlook on Windows 10

    Thanks, my mistake. Fixed now, thanks.
     
    JerryMeeker, Feb 6, 2017
    #2
  3. Repeated "How do you want to run this" when opening a web link in Outlook on Windows 10

    Hi Jerry,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

    In order to understand the issue in a better way, please answer the below questions:

    1. Did you check the box Always use this app while opening the link within outlook?

    2. Are you using email client outlook or outlook.com?

    Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Annu Singh, Feb 6, 2017
    #3
  4. merkxr Win User

    Do you want to run this file?

    It is a part of Windows. I think, and I may be wrong, that Windows does a certificate check on the .exe file and if it isn't a known one Windows will ask if you are sure you want to run it. Is there a way to turn this off? I'm pretty sure there is I just don't recall how to do it.
     
    merkxr, Feb 6, 2017
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  5. Caledon Ken, Feb 6, 2017
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    The reason that popup is there is so that Windows can make sure that it is the user that wants to run that file and not a virus script. I have absolutely no issue with one extra mouse click to maintain the protection that it offers.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 4, 2018
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