I have just received an attachment via hotmail. The zip file contains an .msi. I know the person sending me the file and I know what the file contains – explicitly.
I downloaded the file and tried to extract the msi. Vista had decided that an msi is potentially harmful – please note the potentially – so it decide to block the zip file so I couldn’t extract the msi. At no stage in the proceedings was I asked if I wanted the file blocked.
This then created a few minutes of frustration while I was trying to work out why I couldn’t extract the msi.
I believe in security and I appreciate what this is trying to do but it has gone too far. I should be able to make the decision about the file not a setting buried in Windows Mail which is a utility I don’t use!!! At the very least I should be warned about the blocking and given an option not to block.
We don’t like this precious….