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dx24

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Windows Blocks File
« on: December 19, 2008, 07:30:26 AM »
A Friend of mine sent me a .exe file on my other computer and I try to extract it and it says Windows found that this file is potentially harmful.  How can I get it to unblock it.  I have Vista on this computer.  I right click on the .exe and properties and all it lists is general stuff.  What can I do to get it to work?

Jtaylor83

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Re: Windows Blocks File
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 08:26:36 AM »
I assume Vista's firewall must be blocking it.

onlysomeone

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Re: Windows Blocks File
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 08:33:32 AM »
EDIT: i edited my post because i interpreted the main question wrongly
« Last Edit: December 19, 2008, 03:17:02 PM by onlysomeone »

dx24

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Re: Windows Blocks File
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008, 08:35:28 AM »
How can it be switched?

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Re: Windows Blocks File
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008, 01:04:08 PM »
Which is blocking the file? Can you post a screenshot of the message? Which program is blocking what exe file?
Without further info it will be impossible to help you...
Operational system?
Firewall?
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dx24

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Re: Windows Blocks File
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 02:57:42 AM »
Its the Vista Premium, it has that Windows Firewall which is turned on, I tried something here before might have messed it up more  :-[  I switched what it opens with once from Windows Explorer to Internet Explorer and I dont have a extract button on top and the icon changed to internet explorer.  How can I get it back to what it was supposed to open with?     

Before when I clicked on extract all of the .exe a window popped up and you click Extract all and a box pops up that said Windows found that this file is potentially harmful. and there was a thing you can click on below it and I did that but it the stuff in the next window was for Windows mail and I tried what it said and didnt work, never used Windows mail before. 

dx24

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Re: Windows Blocks File
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 12:37:21 AM »
I solved this problem, downloaded a windows zip program that can extract files.