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Dick Dawson
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:43 am    Post subject: Blocked access to zipped files
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I received a zip archive as a mail attachment using Outlook Express on an
XP/SP2 system. I could neither view nor unzip the files in the archive
because Windows would always pop up the following message:

Windows found that this file is potentially harmful.
To help protect your computer, Windows has blocked access to this file.

I found no way to circumvent the blockage. In truth all files in the
archive were harmless text files that passed scanning at my corporate
firewall and scanning that I did with Network Associates/McAfee Virus Scan.

Why is Windows making this bogus detection and why does it not allow me to
override its decision to block access?

DD
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Steven L Umbach5
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:57 am    Post subject: Re: Blocked access to zipped files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Try looking at the properties of the file and in general select "unblock".

Steve


"Dick Dawson" wrote in message

>I received a zip archive as a mail attachment using Outlook Express on an
>XP/SP2 system. I could neither view nor unzip the files in the archive
>because Windows would always pop up the following message:
>
> Windows found that this file is potentially harmful.
> To help protect your computer, Windows has blocked access to this file.
>
> I found no way to circumvent the blockage. In truth all files in the
> archive were harmless text files that passed scanning at my corporate
> firewall and scanning that I did with Network Associates/McAfee Virus
> Scan.
>
> Why is Windows making this bogus detection and why does it not allow me to
> override its decision to block access?
>
> DD
>
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Demmpa
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Since: Apr 27, 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: Re: Blocked access to zipped files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Dick Dawson wrote:
> I received a zip archive as a mail attachment using Outlook Express on an
> XP/SP2 system. I could neither view nor unzip the files in the archive
> because Windows would always pop up the following message:
>
> Windows found that this file is potentially harmful.
> To help protect your computer, Windows has blocked access to this file.
>
> I found no way to circumvent the blockage. In truth all files in the
> archive were harmless text files that passed scanning at my corporate
> firewall and scanning that I did with Network Associates/McAfee Virus Scan.
>
> Why is Windows making this bogus detection and why does it not allow me to
> override its decision to block access?
>
> DD
>
>

start OE - Tools - Options - select the Security tab
- anmark "Do Not Allow Attachments To Be Saved Or Opened"

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