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Author:  jefftullin [ Wed May 04, 2011 11:52 am ]
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Great. The nanny state strikes again.

IE9 now suggests to potential customers that if your app is not a huge seller, it's probably a virus and shouldn't be downloaded.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/10/13/stranger-danger-introducing-smartscreen-application-reputation.aspx

I've just heard of my first case
Has anyone else run foul of this? Is it yet another way to force developers to shell out for compliance schemes?

Author:  DaveS [ Wed May 04, 2011 2:14 pm ]
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Gee.. just another reason the re-affirms my decision to drop Microsoft and Windows and move to OSX

Author:  markwalsh [ Wed May 04, 2011 2:50 pm ]
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jefftullin wrote:
Great. The nanny state strikes again.

IE9 now suggests to potential customers that if your app is not a huge seller, it's probably a virus and shouldn't be downloaded.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/10/13/stranger-danger-introducing-smartscreen-application-reputation.aspx

I've just heard of my first case
Has anyone else run foul of this? Is it yet another way to force developers to shell out for compliance schemes?

It's not just IE9:
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20110408/windows-8-to-feature-native-smartscreen-file-checking/

Author:  charonn0 [ Wed May 04, 2011 3:22 pm ]
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This is yet another layer 7 fix for the layer 8 problem. :P As a bonus for Microsoft, developers who shell out for an Authenicode cert or a Windows Logo certification (technically the Logo is free, but you need a Verisign Organizational Certificate to get the Logo.)

I'd say it's just about as effective as Symantec's Insight system, which isn't a compliment. (Aside: I wrote a program for a friend once which wasn't at all friendly. Not damaging, but certainly not desirable to have running on your computer. Symantec white listed it. I wonder if they even tested it?)

Author:  charonn0 [ Wed May 04, 2011 3:23 pm ]
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Elusive edit button is elusive...
charonn0 wrote:
As a bonus for Microsoft, developers who shell out for an Authenicode cert or a Windows Logo certification (technically the Logo is free, but you need a Verisign Organizational Certificate to get the Logo) get a free pass on the whole deal.

Author:  BuGs [ Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:07 am ]
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As a workaround you could put your file(s) inside a ZIP/RAR archive... :)

Author:  S.Rampling [ Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:46 pm ]
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May be time for a class action against Microsoft by small programmers, if programs are listed as potentially harmful when there not.

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