Solving problem about Windows protected PC on Windows 8. One day, I downloaded an app from a website. Once the download is complete, then we run the application to install on the computer with Windows operating system 8. And apparently, the message appears as follows:
Windows protected your PC
Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.
What really happened, any problem on Windows Protected PC?
After we observe for a while, we conclude that the above message occurs because Windows detects that the application, program or software is considered a virus and could potentially harm your PC or computer. So before the program runs a warning message indicating the program is dangerous.
How to solve the problem of Windows protected your PC problem?
However, if you believe that the software or program or application you are about to run is not harmful to your computer then you can still run this application in several ways as follows:
The First Solution
In the message window that appears, on the bottom of the message there are more info link menu. See the picture below for more details.
Then the message will appear continued with the button below Run anyway and Do not run
Select and click the Run button anyway, if you are absolutely sure that the file, program or application is not a virus
The second Solution
The second way is to Stop SmartScreen Windows Features.
Here are the steps to disable Windows SmartScreen
- Open the control panel on your computer from Quick access bar on Windows 8
- Select System and Security
- Go to Action Center
- Change Windows SmartScreen Settings
- There are three options, choose Do not do anything (turn off Windows SmartScreen
- Click OK to save the Windows SmartScreen configuration
Be careful with the second step because it can potentially have viruses or malware brought by the program or application file when the program or file is run.
The trick above, also you can implement on Windows version on it that is windows 10 and other latest windows version. So and hopefully tips and tricks about Windows protected your PC can be useful in solving related problems.