October 5, 2022

Quick Fix 'Windows protected your PC Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting' error in Windows

  October 5, 2022

 The following error is shown when we try to run any application which is created from any other PC.

Windows protected your PC

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.

More info 

Windows defender automatically blocks this exe from executing and no Run or Skip option will be shown.

A sample screen is given below


We can easily fix this issue from the properties of the exe.

Follow the below steps

  1. Right click on the exe file
  2. Select properties
  3. Select general tab and scroll down
  4. In security section check the unblock option
  5. Click on Apply

Now try opening your application, it will work just fine!

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