This type of file could harm your computer RRS feed

  • Question

  • This is bugging me for a whole day. I am developing a PHP web application in Apache server and it seems to work well with all major browsers even IE8. The only problem is with IE9. Basically my applicatoin lets users download a 30 day trial which is an exe file. At the download prompt, the dialog says "This type of file could harm your computer".

    Some websites like and allows downloading of exe files but without this warning in IE9. What am I missing here?? I have some possible causes for this problem:

    1.) Is this specific only to Apache hosted websites? Its because red-gate and are hosted in IIS/ASP.NET platform.

    2.) The exe file is not digitally signed?

    3.) Or this is simply a bug in IE9?

    I would like the message "This type of file could harm your computer" to be completely remove when users are downloading the exe files using IE9. Any thoughts? I believe this thread would be very helpful to other developers encountering this problem. Thank you!


    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 11:53 AM