Windows Security - Unblock "This app has been blocked"


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Greetings everyone:

I have a question, is there anyway to unblock the app that has been blocked as this is the Recuva installer. I don't see the Action(s) option. Thanks!

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When that has happened to me in the past (if you trust the source) I have turned off Defender, installed the program, set it up, then turned Defender back on and just ran a scan to confirm all was still good.
If there is indeed a simplier way, I would love to know too!
 

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I suspect a false-positive.
 

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@jaree1961 - I didn't have to turn off Defender as I actually ran the .exe and the setup installed Recuva over previous installation of the same version without problems and Windows Security never complained.

@RJARRRPCGP - Normally with false positives, it will still have that actions thing where one can select Allow, Restore or Quarantine but that option is missing.
 

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As it's supposed to be Low it should show the options. Allowing it via Controlled folder access overrides the blocking settings. Is this lack of options missing for every item blocked?
 

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@Fabler2 - I believe I turned Controlled Folder access off a month or two ago as it's annoying. The lack of options is only missing for this item which is why I was asking. The other items don't have the problem.
 

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@Fabler2 - I believe I turned Controlled Folder access off a month or two ago as it's annoying. The lack of options is only missing for this item which is why I was asking. The other items don't have the problem.
Possibly as you installed 'over the top' and it had it's permissions already? Not come across this before so purely a guess. :unsure:
 

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Possibly as you installed 'over the top' and it had it's permissions already? Not come across this before so purely a guess. :unsure:
Hard to say since it was already installed back in May 2021 when it showed this warning as I normally keep the setup files of things I have already installed and when I installed the same version over the existing install, it completed successfully without a complaint.
 

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