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  • Question

  • Vista keeps giving me a message saying that an executable file I'm trying to run is potentially harmful and it won't run it. How do I get around this and run it?
    Thursday, March 1, 2007 10:44 PM

Answers

  • Maybe the Windows Defender found out a harmful code with this executable file you're going to open, perform a deep scan with Windows Defender and you should get what's in the file.

    Good luck

    Friday, March 2, 2007 9:25 AM

All replies

  • what exe is it and is it installed or are you just clicking on a exe
    Friday, March 2, 2007 12:51 AM
  • Maybe the Windows Defender found out a harmful code with this executable file you're going to open, perform a deep scan with Windows Defender and you should get what's in the file.

    Good luck

    Friday, March 2, 2007 9:25 AM
  • I'm not really all that bothered even if it is harmful - it's just annoying that vista won't let me run a file and there isn't any way of clicking on something that will let me actually run it. Thanks for the help though.
    Friday, March 2, 2007 4:00 PM
  • try running the exe by right click and run as administrator
    Friday, March 2, 2007 6:51 PM
  • That's what somebody suggested on another forum but I don't have that as an option. I juse have open, cut, copy, delete and properties I think.
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 11:03 AM