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A publisher name that has an ampersand (&) is not displayed correctly in the “File Download – Security Warning” dialog box on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

You sign an application by using a certificate that contains a publisher name that has an ampersand (&). When you open the application from an Internet Explorer window on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, the File Download – Security Warning dialog box appears. However, in the dialog box, the publisher name is displayed incorrectly. The name contains double ampersands.

For example, if the publisher name is “A&B,” in the File Download – Security Warning dialog box, the publisher name is displayed as “A&&B.”

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB971046.

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