Any way to disable the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning?



  • This is what I am referring to:

    0_1478271957564_upload-57d1527e-b9b4-4831-a037-c05c9ccacba0

    It doesn't seem to be affected by these options:

    0_1478272012283_upload-cebc4ad7-70bc-45fb-a2a3-e136fc57f29a



  • Neither these:

    0_1478272140552_upload-eb80c880-f345-4f93-bc6e-d19066d58208

    p/s
    How do I edit a post in the new forum? O.o


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    @mtaki14 said in Any way to disable the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning?:

    p/s
    How do I edit a post in the new forum? O.o
    Editing will be along momentarily. All of the features are not turned on yet.



  • @mtaki14 said in Any way to disable the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning?:

    p/s
    How do I edit a post in the new forum? O.o

    Click on the "3 vertical dots" icon after the up/down vote icons.
    This opens an Edit option.


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    @TbGbe said in Any way to disable the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning?:

    @mtaki14 said in Any way to disable the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning?:

    p/s
    How do I edit a post in the new forum? O.o

    Click on the "3 vertical dots" icon after the up/down vote icons.
    This opens an Edit option.

    You're right, of course. I found that after I made my comment, and then couldn't find my comment again to edit it.



  • @mtaki14 Regarding the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning, I'm on Linux atm but isn't that an O.S. setting (somewhere in Windows) rather than a browser setting?



  • @TbGbe said in Any way to disable the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning?:

    @mtaki14 Regarding the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning, I'm on Linux atm but isn't that an O.S. setting (somewhere in Windows) rather than a browser setting?

    It doesn't seem like it is. Looks like it is a chromium engine "feature" from what I could gather.


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    It is a chromium feature and right now there seem to be no way of disabling it. At least in Chrome. I'm afraid it's the same for Vivaldi.

    This provides some kind of a protection for an average user, but on the other hand it's quite an annoying hindrance for any power user (like many of us). And since Vivaldi is used mostly by power users (people who usually seek for flexibility, customizability and for advanced features in computer software they use), so I guess there should be a way of disabling this. Vivaldi is still a work in progress, so you might except they'll add such option somewhere in the menus (or at least in vivaldi://flags) in the future, but till then, I suggest you report this as a feature request.



  • Can someone provide a link to a file that shows this dialog?
    I even tried to download an unsigned executable file but got no warning - so either I downloaded the wrong files or I changed something in my settings (aka hacked the browser into submission), which is both likely ...


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    @QuHno Try downloading the Imagus.crx file from here. (It's a cool extension btw, maybe you'd like to try it out while you're at it). 😉

    From what I heard the dialog pop-ups when you try downloading less commonly used (but potentially harmful) files, such as *.jar, *.xml etc.



  • @pafflick Thanks, that triggered it.



  • @mtaki14
    I could only fix this issue by hexediting the file
    "%localappdata%\Vivaldi\User Data\FileTypePolicies\7\download_file_types.pb"
    I can understand SOME files like *.exe are better to be considered suspicious, but .prg files? for me are either clipper/visual foxpro source files, or Commodore 64 files =)
    find the extension you want to be ignored and replace with XXX or whatever you prefer.
    In case this doesn't work, the same resource can be found inside the file
    "%programfiles%\Vivaldi\Application\<current version>\resources.pak"
    It's the source of the download_file_types.pb file which, in case it's deleted, it will be recreated from what's inside resources.pak

    Only do this if you are sure of what you are doing, make backups, and don't come whining to me if your Vivaldi have to be reinstalled if you do something wrong =)



  • @iAN-CooG said in Any way to disable the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning?:

    @mtaki14
    I could only fix this issue by hexediting the file
    "%localappdata%\Vivaldi\User Data\FileTypePolicies\7\download_file_types.pb"
    I can understand SOME files like *.exe are better to be considered suspicious, but .prg files? for me are either clipper/visual foxpro source files, or Commodore 64 files =)
    find the extension you want to be ignored and replace with XXX or whatever you prefer.
    In case this doesn't work, the same resource can be found inside the file
    "%programfiles%\Vivaldi\Application\<current version>\resources.pak"
    It's the source of the download_file_types.pb file which, in case it's deleted, it will be recreated from what's inside resources.pak

    Only do this if you are sure of what you are doing, make backups, and don't come whining to me if your Vivaldi have to be reinstalled if you do something wrong =)

    Thanks, will give it a try.



  • I am extremely pissed by this shit. PISSED!

    If I wanted my webbrowser to bloody friggin' parent me, I'd be using Mozilla shit, or Chrome.
    Wasn't Vivaldi meant to be about OUR choices? (us, the users)

    I even got the damn shitty warning, with its most unclearly formulated choices ("be safe" / "keep" - WTF?) when downloading directx_setup.exe from damn friggin' https||:microsoft.com itself.
    As stupid and ANNOYING as it gets.

    And no, I am not going to hexedit whatever files just to have a webbrowser that doesn't bug me every other minute with its IDIOTIC ideas of "keeping you safe!"
    (but thank you! :thumbsup: anyways, Ian_GooG)

    Either Vivaldi stops this, or "bye bye!", down the same toilet as Mozilla and the likes.
    Back to Opera 12 if I must.

    Same goes for having google bla-bla protection = enabled as default : you don't!



  • @snork, we don´t need such Vivaldi user.
    If you are P. leave Vivaldi and go back to whatever.

    Cheers, mib


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    @snork But it's not the Vivaldi's thing. It's a Retardium Chromium "feature". I'm sure that Vivaldi will provide a way of getting rid of this annoying dialog, but they are a small team and they have a lot of other things on their to-do list, so we just have to be patient. One extra click every once in a while doesn't seem to be that much of a burden... 😉



  • @pafflick I download even hundreds of prg a day, so it is a burden. Hexedit solved it and I'll continue to patch the file whenever it pops up again for other extensions. For sure there's no use for anyone to go in forums shouting and whining like the guy above when a solution, even if it's just a workaround, it's suggested and works


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    @iAN-CooG I was just talking about an average user, who doesn't happen to download "hundreds" of unusual files a day. But I fully understand your reasons and I'm just as much eager to get that fixed asap, as everyone else here. 😉



  • @iAN-CooG said in Any way to disable the "This type of file can harm your computer" warning?:

    @pafflick I download even hundreds of prg a day, so it is a burden. Hexedit solved it and I'll continue to patch the file whenever it pops up again for other extensions. For sure there's no use for anyone to go in forums shouting and whining like the guy above when a solution, even if it's just a workaround, it's suggested and works

    Can confirm that it works like a charm. Just curious, how did you even find this out? :D



  • @mtaki14 simple search of "prg" inside all files in vivaldi dirs, using Far Manager's FindFile function.


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