Disable Publisher Could Not Be Verified – Microsoft Windows

//Disable Publisher Could Not Be Verified – Microsoft Windows

Disable Publisher Could Not Be Verified – Microsoft Windows

Disable the warning message that says “The Publisher Could Not Be Verified” when you run certain files in Microsoft Windows.

Note: This tutorial is only valid for version of Windows that contain the Group Policy Editor such as Windows 10 Professional.

Option 1 – Group Policy Editor

  1. Hold the Windows Key, then press “R” to bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. Type “gpedit.msc“, then select “OK“.
  3. Go to “User Configuration” > “Administrative Templates” > “Windows Components” > “Attachment Manager“.
  4. Open the “Inclusion list for moderate risk file types” setting.
  5. Set the policy to “Enabled“, then add “*.exe;” or whatever the file extension you are using to the “Specify high risk extensions” box.
    Inclusion-list-for-high-risk-file-types-policy

Option 2 – Registry Tweak

  1. Hold the Windows Key, then press “R” to bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. Type “regedit“, then select “OK“.
  3. Navigate to the following:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    • Software
    • Microsoft
    • Windows
    • CurrentVersion
    • Policies
    • Associations
  4. Look for an entry on the right side for “LowRiskFileTypes“. If it doesn’t exist, you will need to create it. To do so, right-click on “FileSystem” and select “New” > “String Value“. Give the value a name of “LowRiskFileTypes“. Press the “Enter” key when you are done.
  5. Right-click the “LowRiskFileTypes” entry and click “Modify“.
  6. Modify the value by including file extensions, with periods, separated by semi-colons .bat;.exe would add batch and executable files.

This should disable the “Publisher Could Not Be Verified” messages from appearing for that file type in the future.

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