why does smartscreen ask me a password ? i haven't set it


  1. Posts : 287
    windows 10 pro 64
       #1

    why does smartscreen ask me a password ? i haven't set it


    hi
    i tried to download a program filezilla and run it
    and the blue smartscreen pop up with run anyway or don't run

    i clicked on run anyway but it asks me a password
    i have never set a password
    and i'm the administrator

    why?
    thanks
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  2. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
       #2

    Hello "drugo",

    It would be greatly appreciated if you supplied us with a screenshot of your issue.
    This is help diagnosing your computer.

    The only advice I can currently give you is to:
    1. Create a new user account with administrator privileges.
    2. Download FileZilla (FTP client).
    Check if this alerts SmartScreen and if you are allowed to click "run anyway".

    Thank you,
    Mosaic Mars.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 287
    windows 10 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    MosaicMars said:
    Hello "drugo",

    It would be greatly appreciated if you supplied us with a screenshot of your issue.
    This is help diagnosing your computer.

    The only advice I can currently give you is to:
    1. Create a new user account with administrator privileges.
    2. Download FileZilla (FTP client).
    Check if this alerts SmartScreen and if you are allowed to click "run anyway".

    Thank you,
    Mosaic Mars.
    hi
    i did it , re-download filezilla , clicked twice on the exe
    i got this translated
    Windows SmartScreen prevented the initiation of an app unrecognized. to run this application is required administrator approval

    why does smartscreen ask me a password ? i haven't set it-1hfu3pk.png

    i click on run anyway

    and i got this

    why does smartscreen ask me a password ? i haven't set it-jlibnab.png

    thanks
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 61,941
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Hello Drugo, :)

    Windows SmartScreen requires a password of an administrator to allow.

    You'll need to add a password for your account to be able provide it's administrator password in Windows SmartScreen.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 287
    windows 10 pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Brink said:
    Hello Drugo, :)

    Windows SmartScreen requires a password of an administrator to allow.

    You'll need to add a password for your account to be able provide it's administrator password in Windows SmartScreen.

    thansk Brink
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 61,941
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    Sorry.
      My Computers


 

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