Getting rid of the Download Warning...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MarkyUK, May 7, 2011.

  1. MarkyUK macrumors member

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    Hey all,

    I was wondering...

    Everytime I download a file and open it - It gives me the following warning:

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    Any idea on how to get rid of it?

    Also - Whenever I go to download a file and just click "Open" it will download the file anyway and then open it - Then I have to go back and delete it myself... When I had a PC it would just open the file and I didn't have to do anything to get rid of it once I was done with it - Anyway to get around this?

    Thanks,

    Marky
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It won't give you that warning if you open a downloaded file; only if you open a downloaded application. Even then, it should only give you the warning the first time you open it, not subsequent launches. It's a line of defense for you, letting you know you're about to launch a downloaded app for the first time, so it's not a good idea to disable it, even if you could. After all, how often are you downloading apps and launching them for the first time?
     
  3. firestarter macrumors 603

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    How many applications do you end up downloading? Is it really that big a deal to confirm that the app is OK?

    As GGJstudios said - this is an anti-virus measure (and a good one). It's worth keeping enabled.
     
  4. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Incorrent, I've seen it for downloaded .flv files.
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  5. MarkyUK thread starter macrumors member

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    It's not apps I'm downloading it's files like .zip etc.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's very strange. I've never gotten a warning when downloading .flv or .zip files. I just tested again... no warning.
     
  7. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I get them for flv, but my guess is that they are related to how flash operates as a whole (they are treated like an app) than anything.
     

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