Windows 10: This app has been blocked for your protection


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
       21 Jul 2016 #1

    This app has been blocked for your protection


    The latest update of Win 10 has obviously tightened up security . . .
    to the point where it won't allow me run SqlBackUpandFTP any more.
    I logged in as the (hidden) Administrator and got it working there OK,
    but when I Logged in as myself again, it still wouldn't work (which is what
    the help article said it would do )
    I then found FileUnsigner, uninstalled SQLBack, opened up SQLBakSetupAzure.exe
    with FileUnsigner and . . . voila, I could install and run the programme YAY

    BUT when I try to go in again, Windows 10 still blocks it with the above message.

    How can I verify the publisher? (Have contacted SqlBackUpandFTP for help)
    Isn't there some way I can sort this out, because it's gong to happen with other
    software, I'm sure.

    Thanks in advance
    pitters
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  2. Posts : 2,128
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       21 Jul 2016 #2

    Annoying yes....but there must be a reason, and its for your protection.
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  3.    21 Jul 2016 #3

    Right click the shortcut for SqlBackUpandFTP and choose Properties/Compatibility put a check box in Run This Program As an Administrator
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    21 Jul 2016 #4

    pitters said: View Post
    How can I verify the publisher? (Have contacted SqlBackUpandFTP for help)
    Isn't there some way I can sort this out, because it's gong to happen with other software, I'm sure.
    You can't, the software publisher is verified by the certificate used to sign the file, which can only be resolved by the developer/Certificate Authority. Therefore this is something you need to take up with the software developer, as it isn't a Windows problem.

    Windows is doing exactly what it should be doing, I.E. Blocking an executable from running where there's a problem with the code-signing certificate, and this warning shouldn't be bypassed (although I personally think Microsoft should change the warning dialogue to give more information to the end user, as it's not particularly user friendly and Windows will continuously get the blame for a problem which is outside of their control).

    In your case, the code-signing certificate for SQLBackupAndFTP Version 10.0.51.0 has been revoked by their Certificate Authority for some reason. Therefore you will need to use a newer version of the software where presumably the developer (Pranas NET Corp) have signed it with a new code-signing certificate that hasn't been revoked.

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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       21 Jul 2016 #5

    Thanks for your input, guys,
    Dencal, I agree but one does need to find out how to sort it out.
    Spunk, that was the first thing I tried - doesn't work.
    Arc1020, that is why I sent this problem through to SQLBackup - no response yet . . .

    btw, in all my scramblings, I have come across a way of getting it to work - I intended to
    share it here in case any other poor sucker (!) has a similar struggle . . .
    but after your comments above, I have second thoughts!

    I am grateful for your taking the trouble to answer fully.
    Regards
    pitters
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    21 Jul 2016 #6

    Is this what we are talking about?:
    Unblock File in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    21 Jul 2016 #7

    pitters said: View Post
    Arc1020, that is why I sent this problem through to SQLBackup - no response yet . . .
    If you're using the free version of 'SQL Backup and FTP', uninstall 10.0.51.0 and download/install the latest version from their website (which is 10.1.45.0). I've just downloaded it from their website to check and the code-signing certificate for that version hasn't been revoked.

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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       22 Jul 2016 #8

    NavyLCDR, no, not quite - my problem gave no option for changing any options.

    But ARC1020, you sirrah are a scholar and a gentleman
    That is exactly what I was looking for!! SQLBak had gotten so far as to ask me what version
    I'm using, and I suppose they'll give me your advice fairly soon
    Meanwhile you have saved me further embarrassment
    Multo grazie, signor!

    Regards
    pitters
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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