Alert “Windows Protected Your PC” When Opening UAD Software Installer


When the UAD software installer is opened, an alert dialog may appear that states:

Windows protected your PC
Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.


Click More info then Run anyway, as shown in the screenshots below. This alert can be safely dismissed, and the UAD software can be installed, without risk to your computer.

To bypass the alert dialog and proceed with software installation, follow these steps:

  1. Download the UAD Powered Plug-Ins software installer here.
  2. After downloading, open the program.
  3. The Windows SmartScreen alert appears.
  4. Click the More info text link within the SmartScreen alert. A secondary dialog appears with additional options.
  5. Click the Run anyway button in the secondary dialog. The UAD Powered Plug-Ins software installer opens and the software can be safely installed. The installer will guide you through the process.





Note: If the Windows Security Alert appears during installation, check both options (Private networks and Public networks), then click Allow access to continue with software installation.


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