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Visual Studio Attach Security Warning

I got a new work machine today. Setting a new dev machine up is a pain and usually takes me the better part of a month to get it configured where I am happy – yeah, I have a touch of the OCD. Here is one of the first annoyances I had to deal with – Visual Studio’s Attach Security Warning :

Attaching to this process can potentially harm your computer.
If the information below looks suspicious or you are unsure, do not attach to this process.

Attach Security Warning

Make sure Visual Studio is not running, then modify your registry :

HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftVisualStudio[Version Number]Debugger
Change the DWord value of DisableAttachSecurityWarning to 1.

One annoyance down, a hundred more to go 😉