Turn off executables warning?

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Turn off executables warning?

Unread post by Patron » 2019-09-13, 13:37

Updated to 28.7.1 late yesterday on Win10. Get to work this morning, go to open my jnlp apps, get a pop-up window that says - “[application].jnlp” is an executable file. Executable files may contain viruses or other malicious code that could harm your computer. Use caution when opening this file. Are you sure you want to launch “[application].jnlp”?

Yes, of course I want to run it. Yes, I understand the security implications and why the pop-up exists. However, the way I use PM this is not necessary for me. How do I turn it off? I did search the forum, and through the config. Thank you.

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Re: Turn off executables warning?

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-09-13, 14:03

That shouldn't happen in 28.7.1 -- the change to mark them as executable introduced in 28.5.* was reverted in 28.6.0 so they are not considered executables. Are you sure you're running 28.7.1?
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Re: Turn off executables warning?

Unread post by Patron » 2019-09-13, 14:27

Thank you for the reply. Yes, I'm sure it's 28.7.1. I updated from 28.3.1.

Is it possible some other override I've set is tripping the pop-up? I have overrode a few other security setting over the years. The profile I'm using goes back probably three years.

Something from the updates.xml file that might help:

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<update appVersion="28.7.1" buildID="20190909125145" channel="release" displayVersion="28.7.1" installDate="1568315115172" isCompleteUpdate="false" isOSUpdate="false" name="Pale Moon 28.7.1" serviceURL="https://aus.palemoon.org/?application=Pale Moon&amp;version=28.3.1&amp;arch=WINNT_x86_64-msvc-x64&amp;buildid=20190123120221&amp;channel=release&amp;force=1" showNeverForVersion="false" showPrompt="false" promptWaitTime="86400" backgroundInterval="600" type="major" detailsURL="http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml" previousAppVersion="28.3.1" statusText="The Update was successfully installed" extensionVersion="28.7.1" foregroundDownload="true">
<patch type="complete" URL="http://aus.palemoon.org/release/palemoon-28.7.1.win64.complete.mar" finalURL="http://aus.palemoon.org/release/palemoon-28.7.1.win64.complete.mar" hashFunction="SHA256" hashValue="cb792dae2301e130746811017b0bee936e43c81be32e9aff10c658a674339749" size="50201643" selected="true" state="succeeded"/>
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Re: Turn off executables warning?

Unread post by therube » 2019-09-13, 15:48

As a test, create a new, clean Profile.
See if you get the prompt there.

If not, you can pretty much assume it is something in your original Profile.
Then just have to figure out what ;-).

(About the only "java" I see on my end [I don't have Java] is, plugin.java.mime.)

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