Windows 10: How to resolve, This app has been blocked for your protection

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  1. How to resolve, This app has been blocked for your protection


    Tried to load a older program today that has always worked only to get this message. Dig a little digging online and found out it is a Microsoft problem after one of their "great" updates. I tried a few things such as switching off the app and browser control and a couple of other minor things but no luck. I only found one solution that involves signing out of my account and then in as administrator (which I already was) but then I have none of my regular desktop icons/programs etc. Has anyone found a quick fix for this that doesn't involve account switching? thanks.

    :)
     
    sea skimmer, May 20, 2021
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  2. blocking apps

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps:

    • Log in to https://familysafety.microsoft.com/ using your Microsoft Email account.
    • Find the user that is correspond to the computer account on the Windows that you are having issue with.
    • Click on "App Restrictions".
    • Under App Restrictions, click on "App list".
    • Here, you can Allow or Block the Apps/Games that you want.
    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Divya Murugan, May 20, 2021
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  3. Publisher not Trusted, App blocked for 'protection'


    Hi all.

    I upgraded from 7 to 10 over the weekend. Few minor issues with graphics drivers, but everything was working smoothly.

    When I went to open my VPN (Torguard), I received a UAC error message, stating that the app had been blocked for my protection, citing an untrustworthy publisher.

    It was working fine with Windows 7, and is a reasonably well-used app.

    I googled around, and activated the administrator account and re-installed on that account. Unfortunately, the same error occurred. Most other searches have suggested the same.
    I have disabled Windows SmartScreen, and there isn't a 'Run Anyway' option.

    Please advise!
    Thanks


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    GirvoGiovanni, May 20, 2021
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  4. How to resolve, This app has been blocked for your protection

    This app has been blocked for your protection: inetmgr.exe

    Hi Lindsay,

    In addition to the steps that were already provided in this thread, we would also like to verify if you have tried checking if the app is being blocked by Windows Defender. The "This app has been blocked for your protection" error may also
    occur when SmartScreen is blocking the app. To unblock, you can follow the steps below:

    • Open the file/program blocked by SmartScreen.
    • Locate and right-click the file.
    • Select Properties and go to General tab.
    • Right next to Security, add a check mark on Unblock.

    You also disable/turn off Windows Defender SmartScreen temporarily and check if the issue will still persist. You can do this by navigating to
    Windows Defender Security Center app > App and browser control >
    Check apps and files > select Off
    for apps and files, Microsoft Edge, and
    Windows Store apps
    .

    Feel free to respond back and tell us the result.
     
    Jennifer Cha, May 20, 2021
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