How to Circumvent “This App Has Been Blocked For Your Protection” to Install Apps In Windows 10

The user protections in Windows 10 are quite aggressive which, for the most part, is a good thing that protects people from malicious software. Every now and then, however, it’s a wee bit too aggressive and gets in the way of your actual work. Read on as we show you how to circumvent the “This app has been blocked for your protection” error in Windows 10.

As a general rule you don’t want to do this. Historically Windows has been pretty loosey goosey when it comes to file security and the prevention of malicious software attacks. Over the years the engineers at Microsoft have slowly tightened things down, improvement by improvement, and thanks to signed drivers, certificates, user account control settings, and so on there’s a much lower chance these days that you’ll accidentally install malicious software.

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