Have you upgraded your Windows XP to Service Pack 2? Well, if you have, you might encounter a few security warnings on your screen when you open certain files. This is basically intended to improve the security to you system. If you try to open a potentially dangerous webpage or attachments in your Internet Explorer, a security warning appears. The file will open only if you click OK in the warning pop up box. Windows provide help the new users who are not well aware of the threats in the files. However, advanced users use the software only after researching about it. If you are such a user, you can disable the Security Warnings. Windows XP support provides instructions to users to disable these warnings. You can try the following instructions to get this job done.
Configure the Settings in Include All Network Paths
• Click Start that you can find on the left side of your windows taskbar to open the start menu. Then click Run and type inetcpl.cpl in the dialogue box that appears.
• This opens the Internet Properties window. Then, click the Security tab from this window and select the Local Intranet icon.
• Now you need to click Sites.
• If you use Internet Explorer Version 7, you need to deselect the option that reads as Automatically detect intranet network option in local intranet zone settings.
• Then check the box corresponding to Include All Network Paths and click Ok.
• Click OK again to close the dialogue box.
Add IP And or Domain Name to the Respective Fields in Internet Explorer
• Open the Start menu and select Run.
• This opens the Run dialogue box and type inetcpl.cpl in it.
• Now the Internet Properties window opens and from this window, you need to select Security and then Trusted Files.
• Now click on the Sites button.
• Enter the IP address of your computer into the field provided for that.
• Then type the web address into the box provided in the window and click Add.
• Uncheck the box corresponding to the option that reads as Require server verification for all sites in this zone and click Close.
• Then click OK to close the dialogue box.
If you feel that you don’t want the security warnings to popup, you can disable them using the steps provided by Windows XP support. The above instructions might be helpful for you to in Windows XP Service Pack 2 only.