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How to Solve “Windows Protected Your PC”

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How do I run an application SmartScreen has prevented?

If you’re sure you can trust the application, click on the “More info” link. You can always trust Vovsoft programs as long as you download them from our website. If you're unsure, we recommend that you scan the file on VirusTotal.

Windows protected your PC Click 1st

Don’t panic if the publisher field is listed as Unknown. Not every developer or publisher registers with a certificate and the absence of information in this field doesn’t mean that app is dangerous. However, it should cause you to check and make sure, that you’re running the right app from the correct source. Just click “Run anyway” button at the bottom of the window to finish bypassing Windows Defender SmartScreen.

Windows protected your PC Click 2nd

What is SmartScreen?

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is a security feature built into Windows 10, specifically the Windows Defender tool.

Each time an application is run, Windows 10 will check if it is a “good” application using its catalog of applications.

It’s a good security measure and is particular helpful at stopping malware spreading through email attachments – where some users do not understand the difference between a legitimate document and an application.

If you attempt to run or install an application that Windows doesn’t recognize, you’ll see a window appear like the one above, warning you that “Windows protected your PC” and “prevented an unrecognized app from starting”.

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Jul 11, 2021 at 05:22 pm (GMT) | Reply
Dear Vovsoft

Are you produce also a screenreader for mobile apps or is the present free screenreader useble for desktop, tablet and mobile apps?
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Vovsoft Support
Jul 11, 2021 at 10:20 pm (GMT) | Reply
Hello Peter. Our Screen Reader software is only for desktop PCs.

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Jun 3, 2021 at 10:07 am (GMT) | Reply

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Feb 5, 2021 at 01:25 am (GMT) | Reply
Sorry, forgot to say what the file is! WebCam-Capture.exe Windows says "webcam-capture.exe was blocked because it could harm your device." I've been unsuccessful determining what the issue is. Would be nice to try it out.

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Feb 4, 2021 at 09:36 pm (GMT) | Reply
When I download, Windows 10 blocks the file. I'm not about to open a file that my anti-virus thinks is malicious. Yes, I'm logged on as admin.

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kenny baker
Dec 11, 2020 at 04:15 pm (GMT) | Reply
windows is a PAIN THE BEHIND in its incessant quest to keep 3rd party apps out. To a techy like me its is just a pain, however my wife is not able to follow all the crapola that WINDOWS asks for....It is leading me to get closer & closer to install Linux & get rid of MSOFT WIN..

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Nov 8, 2020 at 07:08 pm (GMT) | Reply

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Bas van der Jagt
Nov 4, 2020 at 10:51 am (GMT) | Reply
My problem is that i cannot update the programm keyboard-lights 4.3. I constantly receive the message: keyboard-lights.exe cannot be verified. As suggested i close all files, try to delete the keyboard programm, all not possible. What can be the problem and how can i solve it? Regards
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Vovsoft Support
Nov 4, 2020 at 05:27 pm (GMT) | Reply
Hi Bas, it looks like an authorization issue. Please login with administrator privileges and try again. You can also download and use the portable edition that doesn't require admin rights.

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