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turn off "Publisher could not be verified" message

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by don_1953, Aug 5, 2011.

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  1. don_1953

    don_1953 Thread Starter

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    this is more of an annoyance than a real problem but I'd sure like to know how to stop it from happening.

    I work for a small company, doing Technical support. We have three of four applications that I have to open every day, programs written internally by our programming department. The programs sit out on a server, but I have a local shortcut and confuguration file to run them over the Network. Every time I close and re-open these programs, I get the infernal warning message:

    "The Publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?"
    Underneath is the message "this file does not have a valid digital signature that verifies its publisher. You should only run software from publishers that you trust"

    I have to click "run" to get it to launch, and it opens fine. It just irks me that I can't figure out how to tell Windows to quit bothering me and just open the program!

    Is there not some place where I can go and tell Windows which programs to open it every time, and add it to a trusted list somehow?
     
  2. don_1953

    don_1953 Thread Starter

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    thanks !! that seems to have worked, that means any .exe file will run without prompting.
    I'm a bit surprised there's no method to selectively choose individual .exe files, like a firewall program can do.
     
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