Problem: SmartScreen blocks my download 

SmartScreen” filter, introduced by Microsoft, is present in Internet Explorer.

It was developed to provide better security to IE users.

Microsoft has implemented the same mechanism in its latest OS, Windows 8 and later.

If you try to run a downloaded program or compressed file from Internet, it checks the file and if it finds an unrecognized app, it blocks the program and shows a message on screen.

If you click on Don’t run button, the program execution is terminated.


Step 1

SmartScreen filter shows the same warning message for almost all 3rd party programs which are downloaded from Internet.

The file Install_Picture_Lab.exe is safe, you can click on “More info“ link, given in the message and it’ll provide 2 buttons: “Run anyway“ and “Don’t run“.

Step 2

You can click on “Run anyway” button to launch the program Install_Picture_Lab.exe.