29.2.6.1 Security Alert for Unsigned Drivers

The Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows have not been signed by Microsoft for 32-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems or Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Security Alert on 32-bit Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

On 32-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, the installer displays security alerts such as the following for each driver:

Figure 29.5 Windows Security Alert

This figure shows the Security Alert dialog. The buttons that are available are Install and Don't Install.

To continue with the installation, select Install.

Security Alert on Microsoft Windows Server 2003

On Microsoft Windows Server 2003, the installer displays a security alert similar to the following:

The driver software you are installing has not been properly signed with Authenticode Technology.
Therefore, Windows cannot tell if the software has been modified since it was published. The
publisher's identity cannot be verified because of a problem:
  Authenticode signature not found.

Do you still want to install this software?

The following image is an example of the security alert on Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Figure 29.6 Security Alert for Driver Installation

This figure shows the Security Alert dialog. The buttons that are available are Yes, No, and More Info.

To continue the installation, click Yes. Then, click Continue Anyway when the installer displays a message similar to the following:

The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify
its compatibility with this version of Windows.

Continuing your installation of this software may impair or destabilize the correct
operation of your system either immediately or in the future. Microsoft strongly
recommends that you stop this installation now and contact the software vendor
for software that has passed Windows Logo testing.

The following image is an example of the preceding security alert.

Figure 29.7 Continue Software Installation

This figure shows the security alert dialog. The buttons available are Continue Anyway and Stop Installation.