How to Disable “Open file: Security warning” Message in Windows?

By Rimzhim Sharma March 13, 2017 How To, Windows

Whenever we try to open an executable file format, a security message like this is displayed on our screen. The Open File – Security Warning prompt is a security measure in Windows 7 and Vista to request for your permission (like UAC) before allowing a downloaded or copied file from the internet or another computer to be opened or run on your computer. Such Windows behavior suggests a certain threat from potentially running a dangerous executable file, downloaded from the Internet or any other un -trusted sources.

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Let’s have a look at how to disable this warning message by following few simple steps:

1. Press the Windows + R key to open the run dialog box.

2. Type “inetcpl.cpl” and hit enter.


3. Switch to Security tab and click on “Custom Level”.


4. Select Enable (not secure) under Launching applications and unsafe files.


5. Click OK.


6. Accept the confirmation and press “YES”.

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NOTE: Disabling the Open File – Security Warning will reduce the security level of your Windows, and place your system at a higher risk of being infected by malware.

So it is recommended to disable the option at your own risk, and in case of any other query you can give us a call on our toll free number 855-765-6710 (US, Canada) for any further assistance.



Rimzhim Sharma

"Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at The Phone Support. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods."