Windows SmartScreen blocks installation

Some people have reported that they were unable to download and install Logframer because they got a warning from Microsoft SmartScreen:

Windows SmartScreen warning

There is no reason to worry, this happens because SmartScreen checks of list of known applications. If an application has a bad reputation, it is blocked. The problem is that young, new applications - such as Logframer 2 - are not known yet by Microsoft and therefore haven't got any reputation (good or bad) yet. So by default they are blocked.

Luckily, it's relatively easy to install Logframer anyway. Here are a couple of articles that explain how you can install an application anyway:

You can also turn of SmartScreen if you want. It is not a virus scanner, it just checks for an application's reputation. So if you have a decent virus scanner installed (and you should have one) then you are perfectly save.

 

 

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