Microsoft Defender SmartScreen Won't Let Me Install Your Software

Why can't I install your software?

Microsoft Defender does a very good job keeping your computer safe. It does it's best to prevent harmful software from getting installed on your computer. However, there are times when some legitimate software products are blocked. This mainly happens because Microsoft Defender does not recognize a product as being higly used by the general public. Until Microsoft Defender sees a product as highly used, it throws up a warning to protect you and your computer. This trade-off effects small software publishers like ZilchWorks and their customers.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to install any ZilchWorks product that has been blocked by Microsoft Defender.

Step 1

Use the Windows File Explorer to navigate to the folder where the ZilchWorks installation file has been saved. This is normally the Downloads folder.

Step 2

Right-click on the file name and choose the Properties option

Step 3

On the General tab locate the Security warning

Step 4

Check Unblock and click the Apply button

Step 5

Click the OK button. When you click the OK button the properties window will close.

Step 6

Right-click on the file name and choose Open. This will let you install the ZilchWorks software.

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zilchworks.com is owned and operated by Michael J. Riley, a retired United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant. Riley's easy to use Zilch software has been helping people get themselves out of debt since 1991.

"Zilch does one thing and does it very well. It gets you out of debt."