Internet explorer message "This program is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer."

SUMMARY

Information regarding a possible browser message while downloading the Unitrends installation files.

ISSUE

Purpose

Provide information regarding a possible browser message while downloading the Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB) installation file.

Applies To

Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB)
Unitrends Virtual Backup (UVB) 

Internet Explorer

Symptoms / Description

During the download of the Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB) installation file you may get the following error message from Internet Explorer:

This program is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer.

User-added image

Cause

The error is attributable to the Internet Explorer SmartScreen Filter settings.

Resolution / Workaround / Execution Process

The file is safe to download. 

The message is an indication that the file is not in the list of commonly downloaded programs.  Per Microsoft’s site (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/SmartScreen-Filter-frequently-asked-questions-IE9?SignedIn=1)

“It doesn't necessarily mean the website is fraudulent or that the program is malware, but you probably shouldn't download or install the program unless you trust the website and the publisher.”

Third-Party Sources

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/SmartScreen-Filter-frequently-asked-questions-IE9?SignedIn=1

 

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