UAC logs to check why Application was Blocked?


  1. Posts : 742
    Win10
       #1

    UAC logs to check why Application was Blocked?


    Where can I check all the UAC logs that were blocked?
    I checked in the Event Viewer under all the Windows logs but did not find anything that had to do with UAC blocking an application. Is there a way to check these logs?

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 34,915
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, do you mean those you chose not to to run by clicking 'No' on the UAC popup prompt?

    Unfortunately there are none- some arguments suggest that's by design for security reasons.

    windows - Which events are triggered on a UAC prompt? - Stack Overflow
    - if you follow it through, it's not obvious, apparently suggests a way to audit UAC events.

    There is this
    http://www.eventid.net/display-event...03-phase-1.htm
    but I don't think it's relevant to your question.
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  3. Posts : 742
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Message was This App was Blocked for your Protection in red color.

    All I did is reinstalled Win10 and this happened while I tried opening GPEDIT.msc WITH Admin rights.

    After I attempted to open it again all was fine.
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  4. Posts : 34,915
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    I believe that's a Defender Smartscreen message.

    How to fix 'This app has been blocked for your protection' prompt on Windows 10 PC | Windows Central

    For reference
    Change Windows SmartScreen Settings in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    More from Related Tutorials in that.

    Which is your Windows build?
    Windows key + R, winver
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  5. Posts : 742
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    V1803

    Is this a bug?
    Because I certainly know that I was opening GPEDIT.msc
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  6. Posts : 5,181
    Windows 11 Home
       #6

    Certificates might have been updating. When damaged or removed, you can not perform any UAC tasks.
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