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Solved why no warning when i run a program downloaded ?


drugo

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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
6661.Securtiy_2D00_warning_2D00_in_2D00_Windows_2D00_7_5F00_68A71445.jpg

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

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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:

6661.Securtiy_2D00_warning_2D00_in_2D00_Windows_2D00_7_5F00_68A71445.jpg


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:

8540.Security_2D00_warning_2D00_in_2D00_Windows_2D00_8_5F00_58B7CF81.jpg


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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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:

View attachment 61742


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:

View attachment 61743


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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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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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
 
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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 :doh:
 

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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!

basically it says I dont know this, do you want to continue, thats where the livewire interface has to make a decision :doh:
thanks
i got it
cheers
 

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:cool:
 

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