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Saturday, November 12, 2016

How To Fix "This App Has Been Blocked For Your Protection" Issue In Windows 10 Without Using The Popular Administration Process

This app has been blocked for your protection is another issue that some Windows OS user (Windows 10 specifically) are experiencing and are seeking for ways to solve it desperately. One thing you should know is that, this supposedly issue is not as a result of a problem with Windows itself, but it is because a security check which is a core component of Windows operating system is very doubtful about the authenticity of the program you are about to install.

That Windows component is known as Windows Smartscreen. When you download an application or want to install a software, Windows Smartscreen will check an online directory to confirm that is software or application you are about to install have not previously be flagged as a phishing or malware, if the check result is positive, that is when the This app has been blocked for your protection will pop up, so as to prevent you from installing the application.

So if you still want to install the application or software, then you need to deactivate the Windows Smartscreen feature. To do this, do the following:
  1. Type in the word Smartscreen into the Windows 10 search bar (Cortana) and click on the Change SmartScreen settings result option.
  2. Expand the Security section in the Control panel box that will appear and click on the Change settings link under the Windows SmartScreen row.
  3. In the SmartScreen dialog box, check the radio button Don't do anything (turn off Windows SmartScreen) and then click on the OK button to save the changes.
That is all. Once you have done this, Windows SmartScreen will never try to verify any of the application or software you are trying to install afterward, thus, no installation will be blocked.

You in effect, you have solve the This app has been blocked for your protection issue without you having to activate the hidden default Administrator that comes with all the Windows 10 package.

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