windows 8.1 smartscreen

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JoeMaxwell
2013-11-04
2013-11-04
  • JoeMaxwell
    JoeMaxwell
    2013-11-04

    Windows 8.1 smartscreen did not let me install the KeePass version 2.24.

     
  • Paul
    Paul
    2013-11-04

    Smartscreen shouldn't stop you installing software. Are you saying it prevents you downloading KeePass? What messages do you get?

    cheers, Paul

     
  • JoeMaxwell
    JoeMaxwell
    2013-11-04

    when i run the KeePass-2.24-Setup.exe i get this message: "Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from running. Running this app might put your PC at risk" and clicking on the "more info"-button: "publisher name is unknown"

     
  • A. K.
    A. K.
    2013-11-04

    Windows 8 - the most stupid invention in computer science since laptop with glossy screen :)
    Try to right-click at exe file, go to Prpoerties and then you have button "Unlock".

     
  • Paul
    Paul
    2013-11-04

    The "unlock" button has been around since Windows XP. It's added by the browser on download.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • A. K.
    A. K.
    2013-11-04

    Yes, but in XP/7 you can easily bypass warning dialog and simply click on continue. In 8 it's not so simple.