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why no warning when i run a program downloaded ?

  1. #1


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    Winodws 8.1 Pro 64

    why no warning when i run a program downloaded ?


    Hi

    may i ask you why my legit windows 8.1 pro 64bit full updated doesn't warn me anymore when i run a program downloaded form the net ?

    for example if i download a program like process hacker under w7 i have a window like this
    Click image for larger version

    under w8.1 i haven't it
    and i have never changed any settings

    thanks

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  2. #2


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    Win 8 64-bit


    Windows 8 uses the SmartScreen filter to perform an application reputation check, and it now does system wide (not just when downloading programs with Internet Explorer like it did before).

    In Windows 7 when launching these downloaded applications, you get the following notification:

    Click image for larger version


    In Windows 8, SmartScreen will only notify you when you run an application that has not yet established a reputation and therefore is a higher risk:

    Click image for larger version


    The user experience for applications with an established reputation is simple and clean: you just click and run, removing the prompt you would have seen in Windows 7.

    Source: Scroll down to "Microsoft SmartScreen for Internet Explorer and now for Windows too":
    Protecting you from malware - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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  3. #3


    Posts : 111
    Winodws 8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Windows 8 uses the SmartScreen filter to perform an application reputation check, and it now does system wide (not just when downloading programs with Internet Explorer like it did before).

    In Windows 7 when launching these downloaded applications, you get the following notification:

    Click image for larger version


    In Windows 8, SmartScreen will only notify you when you run an application that has not yet established a reputation and therefore is a higher risk:

    Click image for larger version


    The user experience for applications with an established reputation is simple and clean: you just click and run, removing the prompt you would have seen in Windows 7.

    Source: Scroll down to "Microsoft SmartScreen for Internet Explorer and now for Windows too":
    Protecting you from malware - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
    hi
    thanks for the answer
    but i use only firefox
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  4. #4


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    windows 8.1 64bit


    Your browser has nothing to do with it. That was only an example.
    Windows checks if the application is signed and if not, then puts up a dialog.
    If it is signed it just runs.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 111
    Winodws 8.1 Pro 64


    Hi
    after 1 year of w8.1 use , i have never seen the SmartScreen (green windows)
    is there a way to test it ?
    for example i downloaded few seconds ago shareX portable , version 9.10.1 released 1 day ago , i run it , no warnings
    thanks
    Last edited by drugo; 19 May 2015 at 01:17.
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  6. #6


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    Posts : 61
    windows 8.1 64bit


    The application itself is digitally signed by the developer. So even if it was released today it would pass.
    Test it? Sure, go find some torrent app or something compiled by someone not known by Microsoft as a developer and run it.
    Got a good backup?
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    basically it says I dont know this, do you want to continue, thats where the livewire interface has to make a decision
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    Winodws 8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    The application itself is digitally signed by the developer. So even if it was released today it would pass.
    Test it? Sure, go find some torrent app or something compiled by someone not known by Microsoft as a developer and run it.
    Got a good backup?
    yes
    i did it
    and surprice after more then 1 year of w8.1 use , i got the warning
    thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    basically it says I dont know this, do you want to continue, thats where the livewire interface has to make a decision
    thanks
    i got it
    cheers
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why no warning when i run a program downloaded ?
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