Fixing security messages in Windows® 7 system
Find out the reason for getting security messages in Windows 7 operating system.
Microsoft Windows 7 is the latest operating system and has been integrated with various new features to enhance the performance of the system. It comes with a number of security essentials to keep away your system from any kind of damages. But, sometimes you get annoyed with these security settings. When you are attempting to run some applications from Start menu and Programs, you may get some security alerts like "Open File – Security Warning". It arises when you open the file. The error message comes with an 'Open' and 'Cancel' button included in the message box. You need to press the 'Open' button to run the application and the system may ask you 'Are you sure' security question, when you try to open the Internet Explorer or download some applications.
Here are some steps to avoid and remove the security warnings in Windows 7 system:
- Using Internet options
- Using Group Editor
- Resetting Integrity level of Start Menu Programs
Using Internet options
You can use Internet options to avoid the security warnings in Windows 7 system. For this, you need to get the Internet Options window from the Control Panel of the system. You need to then navigate to the Security options and select Custom level. Next step is to locate the 'Launching applications and unsafe files' under the 'Miscellaneous' branch. You need to set the option to Enable or not secure. Finally, click the 'Save' button. This can avoid the security warnings displayed in the Windows 7 system.
Using Group Editor
You can ascertain changes in the Group Editor to remove and avoid these security warnings in the Windows 7 system. This can avoid security warning displayed when you attempt to open up the Internet Explorer. For this, you need to type in 'gpedit.msc' in the Run command box. The Group Editor is then displayed and you need to go to the Computer Configuration tab. From the tab, select Administrative Templates to get Windows Components. You need to then navigate to the Internet Explorer and enable the 'Turn off the Security Settings Check feature' option. It may stop these security messages from appearing.
You may get security messages while launching applications from Start menu due to incorrect mandatory integrity level assigned for the Start menu. You can reset the 'Start Menu Programs Integrity Level' to 'Medium', to fix the issues. For this, you need to get the Run command box and type 'cmd.exe' in it. In the command prompt you need to enter commands for setintegritylevel (OI)(CI) and press Enter key. This resets the Integrity level and you may get the security message removed with it.
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