This app has been blocked for your protection – How to fix.


This error occurs when you try to install software or execute any “setup.exe” file or some “.exe” file. When an error occurs, you will receive a warning dialog box that reads “This app has been blocked for your protection.” For more information contact your administrator, this is a feature to improve security in Windows 10 and when this error you do not you will not be able to execute the file “.exe”.

In the previous article on computer tips I have instructions on how to fix bluetooth connection but no sound on Windows 10 so you can get back the sound when the device is connected but the sound is not This article will guide you how to fix “This app has been blocked for your protection”.

Fixed “This app has been blocked for your protection”

Basically when you encounter the error message “This app has been blocked for your protection”, you just run the application with Administrator is able to solve the problem but not as simple as you think it has very In many cases, whether you run an application or change user permissions does not solve the problem. Let’s blog with tips to learn how to fix “This app has been blocked for your protection”.

Method 1: Run the application in the Administrator account

In Windows 10, Microsoft has a hidden Administrator account and the account has permission to execute blocked files. Therefore, you first need to activate the Administrator account by right clicking on the Start button>Click Command Prompt (Admin).

Fixed “This app has been blocked for your protection”

On the Command Prompt window, execute the following command to activate the Administrator account.

net user administrator /active:yes

Then you log out the current account by going to click on the icon click> select Sign out.

Then look for the Administrator account on the bottom left and click> select Sign In to log into the Administrator account, then find your application error and execute them after execution is done log out. Admin account and login to your root account. Then check that the application has been installed and executed.

Finally, disable the administrator account by accessing the Command Prompt window with administrative privileges, and then entering the following command. Press Enter to execute.

net user administrator /active:no

And your problem solved smoothly!

Method 2: Disable the Smart Screen feature

First, access the Control Panel by pressing the Windows + R key combination and then typing the Control Panel keyword in the Open box and pressing Enter.

In the Control Panel window click on “System and Security“> Click “Action Center“.

Then look for the “Windows SmartScreen” property> Click “Change settings“.

In the dialog box that appears select “Turn off Windows SmartScreen“> Click “OK“.

Once you’re done, run the application again, after the application is launched, activate the Smart Screen feature.

Method 3: Launch the application with Command Prompt

Launch the Command Prompt (Admin) window by right-clicking the Start button> Click Command Prompt (Admin).

Then you determine where the application is located (for example, if you want to execute Anvir.exe file in the anvirrus folder on drive C, then you will do as shown below, use cd command to move to the directory that contains the “.exe” file) and execute the file.

Method 4: Disable UAC

UAC is a very important computer protection subsystem, so after UAC is turned off for application installation, enable this feature.

Interfering with Group Policy

First press the Windows + R key combination and then type gpedit.msc in the Open box and press Enter.

In the Group policy window, navigate to the following Windows Settings> Security Settings> Security Options section, then look for the “User Account Control” property and disable it by double-clicking the “User Account Control” a window appears> Click Disable is finished.

Note: Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is not available in Windows 10 Home edition.

Interfering with the Registry

For this method you can apply on all Windows operating systems. First press the Windows + R key combination and then type regedit in the Open box and press Enter.

On the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following link HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > System, Look for the “EnableLUA” attribute and change the Value data value to 0.

Click OK, then reboot the system and test the result.