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Windows SmartScreen Error

Windows SmartScreen Error

Summary

This article discusses about Windows SmartScreen Error when installer is launched and how to prevent it.

Synopsis

This article discusses about Windows SmartScreen Error when installer is launched and how to prevent it.

Discussion

When launching a code signed installer on Windows 8.1 or higher version following error screen is encountered:

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This error screen is because of SmartScreen filter technology which was initially designed for Internet to protect users from malicious websites and web applications. SmartScreen filter requires Extended Validation (EV) code signing Certificates to accept the installer as a certified application. Therefore, if the user digitally signs the installer with EV code signed certificates then the user would not encounter this error.


Additional Information

For More information about Microsoft SmartScreen & Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates click here.

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‎Nov 09, 2018 09:58 PM
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