How to avoid this message "Windows Defender smartscreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting...."

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    BitRock support

    Hi Anthonie,

    To prevent the Smart screen message from appearing it's necessary to code sign the installer. If you are using a standard certificate it's also necessary for the certificate to have a positive reputation in order to pass the Smart Screen filter. Microsoft establishes the reputation of an executable based upon the number of installations world wide of the same application. 

    You can find more information about signing your installer in the following section of our manual:

    https://installbuilder.bitrock.com/docs/installbuilder-userguide.html#_microsoft_windows

    Best regards,

    Michiel

     

     

     

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