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Windows found that this file is potential harmful

  1. #1


    Jeff Koenig Guest

    Windows found that this file is potential harmful

    I am trying not to get so mad at this OS that I rip it off of my PC, but
    these types of deals are driving me nuts.

    I am in a database class and had a Access database file emailed to me (it
    was zipped). When I try to extract it on my laptop with Vista, I get the
    "Windows found that this file is potential harmful" error and can go no
    further. There is nothing wrong with this file. This is not the first time
    this has happened. How do I stop the error. I need to use the file. lol
    It works on my other XP PCs so I know that the file is good.

    Thanks - Jeff

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  2. #2


    David Guest

    Re: Windows found that this file is potential harmful

    Jeff Koenig wrote:
    > I am trying not to get so mad at this OS that I rip it off of my PC, but
    > these types of deals are driving me nuts.
    >
    > I am in a database class and had a Access database file emailed to me (it
    > was zipped). When I try to extract it on my laptop with Vista, I get the
    > "Windows found that this file is potential harmful" error and can go no
    > further. There is nothing wrong with this file. This is not the first time
    > this has happened. How do I stop the error. I need to use the file. lol
    > It works on my other XP PCs so I know that the file is good.
    >
    > Thanks - Jeff
    >

    have you googled for a solution? it seems that a related issue for some
    is solved by adding registry entries to make certain files "low risk".
    I don't know much about the issue but your question peaked my interest
    so i did a bit of research. give google a whirl.

    Dave

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    dean-dean Guest

    Re: Windows found that this file is potential harmful

    In Windows Mail go to Tools > Options. On the Security tab, choose
    "Internet Zone" as the Internet Explorer security zone to use. Un-check "Do
    not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a
    virus." Click on Apply, then OK.

    "Jeff Koenig" <Jeff Koenig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0FE8FACC-0D65-486D-A739-BB9F9395784E@microsoft.com...
    >I am trying not to get so mad at this OS that I rip it off of my PC, but
    > these types of deals are driving me nuts.
    >
    > I am in a database class and had a Access database file emailed to me (it
    > was zipped). When I try to extract it on my laptop with Vista, I get the
    > "Windows found that this file is potential harmful" error and can go no
    > further. There is nothing wrong with this file. This is not the first
    > time
    > this has happened. How do I stop the error. I need to use the file. lol
    > It works on my other XP PCs so I know that the file is good.
    >
    > Thanks - Jeff



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    David Guest

    Re: Windows found that this file is potential harmful

    dean-dean wrote:
    > In Windows Mail go to Tools > Options. On the Security tab, choose
    > "Internet Zone" as the Internet Explorer security zone to use.
    > Un-check "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could
    > potentially be a virus." Click on Apply, then OK.
    >
    > "Jeff Koenig" <Jeff Koenig@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0FE8FACC-0D65-486D-A739-BB9F9395784E@microsoft.com...
    >> I am trying not to get so mad at this OS that I rip it off of my PC, but
    >> these types of deals are driving me nuts.
    >>
    >> I am in a database class and had a Access database file emailed to me
    >> (it
    >> was zipped). When I try to extract it on my laptop with Vista, I get
    >> the
    >> "Windows found that this file is potential harmful" error and can go no
    >> further. There is nothing wrong with this file. This is not the
    >> first time
    >> this has happened. How do I stop the error. I need to use the
    >> file. lol
    >> It works on my other XP PCs so I know that the file is good.
    >>
    >> Thanks - Jeff

    >

    LOL, I missed the part about him using Windows Mail. ugh. I"m a
    Thunderbird user.

    Dave

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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