Need help turning off "File Download - Security Warning" when clicking a link on kiosk web page RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am developing a Kiosk using HTML and IE 8 for an interactive display that allows users to navigate various information screens and run interactive powerpoints and videos. I am using Windows 7 32 bit, IE 8 and for videos I am using VLC (it seems to be the one that works best for my videos, Media Player was too jerky and dull). Problem is that I get these annoying pop ups when trying to play my videos. I am using a batch file to run them so VLC opens full screen and quits back to the link page when the video finishes. Everything works, but it would be nice to turn off the warning. Nothing I have found on works, it just causes more security pop ups. I have a program that will lock things down once I get them running right, so I really don't need Windows or Microsoft security. And the kiosk will have no access to my network or the internet.

    Here's my batch file:

    @echo off
    set "file=C:\VC Touch Screen\Turtle Movie\PAIS.avi"
    start "" /w /max "c:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" "%file%" vlc --fullscreen vlc://quit

    Hopefully someone else has dealt with this annoyance from Microsoft and knows how to get rid of it and without causing other crap to pop up. It's the only thing holding me up from deploying my kiosk solution.

    Monday, November 17, 2014 9:18 PM


  • Hi,

    Tools>Intenet Options>Advanced tab>check "Enable Active Content to run in files in My Computer"

    (optional: allow active Content to run from CD's).

    Reboot your computer for the changes to take affect....

    Consider update to Win7 SP1 and the latest version of IE (+ all of the outstanding Windows and Driver updates and Adobe Flash), before deploying your 'Kiosk' application. You can then use to detect if the machine has a current connection. If your app uses Java JRT applets or objects you will have to install the latest version from

    Use a Guest account and secure the shell and IE Internet Settings. On the IE Intranet zone, you should uncheck "Protected Mode" so the Kiosk will not default to using 64 bit ActiveX controls

    A web search for KIOSK IE should help you.

    A Windows Presentation Foundation host for the IE WBC will give your Kiosk a polished finish...

    I think a web search for Smithsonian Kiosk browser will help you.


    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:13 AM