I’m a software engineer and develop a few apps for my own use. Whenever one of my apps runs, I get a popup wanting to sandbox the program, and “Never run this program in the sandbox again” doesn’t do what it says on the tin… next run, I get the popup again.
Now, since I develop a few apps and regularly make updates, I thought the best way to ensure my apps are popup free would be to digitally sign them and “Trust” myself…
I used “MakeCert” and “SignTool” from the MS SDK, and even used CertMgr to import my certificate into the trusted root certificates… (Which Comodo doesn’t seem to use, prefering it’s own list)
When I come to add myself to “My Trusted Vendors”, adding my exe gives the familiar “The file does not seem to be a valid signed executable.”
SignTool verifies that it is successfully signed, but comodo doesn’t accept that.
I’m not willing to give Verisign $300 a year for a proper certificate, so what do I do?
Comodo Internet Security is a fantastic package, and I don’t want to disable any of the security features just to run my own software.