Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app

Recently I was stuck into a problem with installing an application on my Windows Server 2019 and I saw an unusual pop-up saying that ‘Windows defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app.

The worst part was that there was nothing relevant in ‘More Info’ and I could only select Don’t Run.

Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app

It was frustrating and couldn’t figure out how to fix the problem. I tried to google it multiple times to find something relevant, however, didn’t come across any similar issues.

Finally, I was able to find the solution and I’ll share it with you guys:

  1. Right-click on the application and go to properties.
  2. Unblock the application for the Security check-box displayed on the bottom of the application.

I hope this helps you out! Cheers!

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