security - Turn off "unknown publisher" message for older Windows application?

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2014-04
  • MikeJ

    Anyone know how to turn off or suppress the "unknown publisher" message for a specific application? The application is a legacy version of Delphi that we use to update a LOB application. I thought clicking, run as administrator would fix this and I don't want to turn off UAC entirely for security safety reasons.

    Anyone know how to tell Windows 7 that Borland or at least delphi.exe is a trusted application?

  • Answers
  • Nicu Zecheru

    I don't think you can disable it only for one program. However you can disable the Digital Driver Signing feature.

    Run the following commands from an elevated command prompt

    bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
    

    wait for confirmation message (This operation completed successfully) then type

    bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON
    

    Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

  • harrymc

    The Norton User Account Control tool is claimed for Vista, but may still work for Seven:

    The Norton User Account Control tool will replace parts of the Windows Vista UAC system. It will utilize the UAC security feature from the Windows Vista architecture, while simultaneously improving user-friendliness significantly. The tool prompts recommendations based on an assessment on the user-action i.e. the signature information of the executable. The tool also has a “remember me” feature that allows users to suppress future prompts from the same action.

    I would suggest using this on Seven with all due caution.
    Create at least a system restore point before the installation.

    Another safer possibility is described in Bypass UAC for Standard Users :

    This guide will help setup a Desktop Shortcut for Bypassing UAC for programs that require UAC Administrative Permissions and allow Standard Users to run these programs without Administrative Access using a known bypass trick in Task Manager and a Desktop Shortcut, You can also use this trick to launch the program via command prompt or from scripts.


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