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"An application is requesting access to a Protected Item"
scholar - 8-4-2017 at 22:39

I am getting this message on my older machine, which is running XP..

In fact, I have gotten it dozens of times. It was not until I realized that Alt + F4 would kill each of them quickly that I realized I could get through them in reasonable time.

I am not sure what is causing this, or its significance. It might have to do with a new version of Avast! free, or with an update of Firefox browser.

I usually turn down things that request permissions, because I am afraid of mistakenly giving malware permission to install itself.


LSemmens - 9-4-2017 at 05:42

not enough information.

scholar - 6-5-2017 at 15:35

What additional information, available to me, would help?

There is no identification of the app in the window-query. Most of the files are identified with symbols that are not alphabetic letters.

Katzy - 6-5-2017 at 20:21

The names of the apps/tools/utilities would be a good start. What it is that you're trying to do, when this pops up?