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Error running csia.exe: Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting

Downloading and trying to install csia.exe on Windows 10 to test scanning via local agents, results in a block as detailed below. Smartscreen settings are managed via GPO settings. Can we get csia.exe to contain a Publisher?

Windows protected your PC
Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.
App: csia.exe
Publisher:  Unknown publisher

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It shows this way because the agent is not signed. When you download the agent from your account, a token is injected on the fly to identify your account which prevents our ability to offer a signed agent today. In our upcoming release, we will provide the option to used a signed agent and look to an INI file or registry entry for the token instead of injecting it in this way. This enhancement is planned for release later this month (July 2019).