File properties: some strange thing

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by J at B, May 2, 2005.

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  1. J at B

    J at B Guest

    Hi,

    It's me, FanJ, at the moment at friends sitting behind their XP Home SP2 (Dutch) machine.
    Yesterday I downloaded for them a new MVPS HOSTS file and SpywareBlaster 3.3.

    Looking at properties of:
    - spywareblastersetup33.exe
    - hosts.zip
    - hosts

    I see at the bottom of the General tab, some words which I (as far as I know) never have seen before.
    Those words are in Dutch:
    ===
    Beveiliging:
    Dit bestand is afkomstig van een andere computer en wordt mogelijk geblokkeerd om deze computer beter te beveiligen.
    ===

    I tried to translate them:
    ===
    Security:
    This file is coming from another computer and is possibly blocked to better protect this computer.
    ===

    Does any of you recognise those words?
    Have those words always been there?

    Thanks !!!
    Jan.

    PS:
    I hardly dare to say it: the kids of my friends have installed Kazaa Lite on the PC. No need to say that I am absolutely not happy with that. But it is not my PC (well, I guess you understand the situation).
     
  2. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    Hi Jan,

    I've seen that warning a few times, but unfortunately I can't remember the circumstances. If I remember correctly, though, the warning included an option to un-block the file(s) in question so they could be accessed normally.
     
  3. J at B

    J at B Guest

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks !
    Yes, you're right, there is indeed an option to un-block.

    Warm regards, Jan (FanJ).
     
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