This article describes some updates that improve the content in warning messages that you receive when you try to run local executable files in Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012.
These updates change the content in the warning messages that you receive when you try to run local executable files. These changes help you make more informed decisions about whether you should run the executable files.
How to obtain these updates
To download the update for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012, go to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article:
2876415 Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: September 2013
To download the updates for Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2, go to the following KB articles.
Note You must first install updates 2792100 and 2798162 to change the content in the warning messages.
2792100 MS13-009: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: February 12, 2013
2798162 Update to improve messaging in dialog boxes when you run executable files in Windows: June 13, 2013
Then, install update 2868116 from Windows Update or Microsoft Download Center.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012
To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
You may be prompted to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace a previously released update.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems, Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Web Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows RT