Windows 10: "This App has been blocked for your protection"

Discus and support "This App has been blocked for your protection" in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I'm trying to install additional driver for my printer/scanner from the CD but I keep getting the message above when I try autorun or setup from the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by robichris, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. robichris Win User

    "This App has been blocked for your protection"


    I'm trying to install additional driver for my printer/scanner from the CD but I keep getting the message above when I try autorun or setup from the disc with the following additional comment:
    "An administrator has blocked you from running this app, For more information, contact the administrator,"
    How do I overcome this and who has the ability to stop me working with my own machine?

    :)
     
    robichris, Jan 13, 2016
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  2. Anne Fuj Win User

    This app has been blocked for your protection

    Hello,

    Windows 10 has security features like Defender SmartScreen built in that sometimes blocks apps and programs that you really want.

    You may need to give permission to that app/program. To do this:

    • Navigate to the file or program that's being blocked by SmartScreen.
    • Right-click the file.
    • Click Properties.
    • Click the checkbox next to Unblock so that a checkmark appears.
    • Click Apply.

    You should be able to open the app/program safely. If you're still having an issue with running it, try opening the program as an Administrator in addition to the steps above.

    Let us know how things go.
     
    Anne Fuj, Jan 13, 2016
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  3. THIS APP HAS BEEN BLOCKED FOR YOUR PROTECTION

    How can I get past "This App has been blocked for your protection" in Windows 10? I need to install a valid program, but even when I try to do as an administrator, I'm told to "see the administrator."
     
    JamesHolmes1, Jan 13, 2016
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  4. mrgeek Win User

    "This App has been blocked for your protection"

    Disconnect from internet, both LAN cable and wireless. This will disable Smart Screen. Then run setup.exe off CD as Administrator by right clicking.
     
    mrgeek, Jan 13, 2016
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  5. robichris Win User
    Thanks for suggestion which I've tried. I've checked I'm offline. (It's a different computer to this one.) I've right clicked and selected to Run as Administrator but I get the same "App has been blocked" message!
     
    robichris, Jan 13, 2016
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  6. axe0 New Member
    Please right click the file and choose properties, do you read below in the tab a part that says that the file is blocked?
    If you do, unblock the file and try it again.
     
  7. AndreyT Win User
    According to HowToGeek, one way to circumvent that block is to start an administrative command prompt, then navigate to your desired executable and start that executable from command prompt

    How to Circumvent to Install Apps In Windows 10
     
    AndreyT, Jan 14, 2016
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  8. robichris Win User

    "This App has been blocked for your protection"

    Thanks for the help. Eventually got there using the command prompt as administrator.
     
    robichris, Jan 14, 2016
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  9. swarfega Win User
    Never install drivers from CDs unless you have no other choice. Its always preferable to get the latest from the manufacturer's website. Some CDs may still have drivers for Vista on them!
     
    swarfega, Apr 5, 2018
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