FIX: App Has Been Blocked for your Protection in Windows 10. (Solved)

This tutorial contains several methods to resolve the following error when you try to install an application or a device driver on Windows 10: "This app has been blocked for your protection. An Administrator has been blocked you from running this app"

FIX App Has Been Blocked for your Protection - Windows 10.


How to FIX: Unable to Install a Program or Driver, because "App is Blocked for your Protection". *

* Important: Before continue below to troubleshoot the "App has been Blocked for your Protection" issue, ensure that the blocked program is trusted.


Method 1. Run the Blocked Program as Administrator.

1. Right click at the blocked app and select Run as Administrator.

App is Blocked for your Protection in Windows 10.


Method 2. Install the Blocked Program from Admin Command Prompt.

The next method to bypass the "App Has Been Blocked for your Protection" problem, is to install the blocked app or driver, from an elevated command prompt.

1. Navigate to the program's location on the disk.
2. Then press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
3. Highlight the application that you want to run, and drag it to the 'Run' box.

Run App in Command Prompt Admin


4. Now highlight the application's path in 'Run' box, and press Ctrl + C to copy the path to your clipboard.

run blocked app windows 10


5. Now open Command Prompt as Administrator. To do that:

1. At the search box type: command prompt or cmd
2. Right-click at Command Prompt result and select Run As Administrator.

command prompt as administrator


6. In command prompt, press CTRL + V to paste and press Enter, to run the application.



Method 3. Run the Blocked Program from the Administrator Account.

The next method, to run any blocked program, is to execute it from the Administrator account. To do that:

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
2. Type the following command and press enter:

  • net user administrator /active:yes

enable administrator account windows 10


3. Restart the computer and login as Administrator.
4. Install the blocked program.
5. If the installation is successful, sign in to your normal account and disable the administrator account with this command (in elevated command prompt):

  • net user administrator /active:no


Method 4. Modify the Properties of Cryptographic Services.

1. Open Windows Services control panel: To do that:

  • Press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
  • In the Search box, type: services.msc  & click OK.



2. At the right-pane, double click to open the properties of the "Cryptographic Services".
3. At Log On tab, change the account to Network Service,* clear the password fields and click OK twice.

* Note: If it is already "Network Service", then continue to next method,

fix app has been blocked in Windows 10


4. Restart the Cryptographic Services (or restart your PC) and try to run the blocked application.


Method 5. Disable the UAC Control.

If you 're familiar with registry editing, then follow the below steps to disable UAC:


1. Press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
2. In the "Open" box, type: regedit & click OK.

open registry editor


3. Navigate to this key from the left pane:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

4. At the right, open the EnableLUA value.
5. Change the value data from 1 to 0 and click OK.

disable UAC registry windows 10


6. Close the registry editor and restart your PC.
7. After restart, run the blocked executable.

That’s all folks! Did it work for you?
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