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Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented Prostat Connect 2.0

September 22nd, 2021 Leave a comment Go to comments


While installing the Prostat Connect 2.0 application on Windows 10, you may receive the following warning: “Windows protected your PC: Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.” You may receive this message even though the download package has a valid digital signature signed with a Prostat certificate.


Microsoft Windows SmartScreen may flag newly uploaded files that have not built up a long enough history.

What is SmartScreen?

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

Each time an application is ran Windows 10 will check if it is a “good” application against their 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.


  1.  Click on the ‘More info’ link


  2. Click on the ‘Run anyway’ button













How do I completely disable Windows Defender SmartScreen?

This is NOT recommended.

To turn off Defender antivirus protection in Windows Security,  follow this link:



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