v1.10.1 Windows 10 SmartScreen Install Warning

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Explosivo
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v1.10.1 Windows 10 SmartScreen Install Warning

Post by Explosivo » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:20 pm

Hello Mike,

I'm a paid registered user. I got a Windows 10 SmartScreen warning on the latest installer. I don't remember this happening before - maybe it's an unsigned installer? It installed fine once I ignored the warning but thought you should know.

Woodstock
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Re: v1.10.1 Windows 10 SmartScreen Install Warning

Post by Woodstock » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:21 pm

I had to google "Windows 10 SmartScreen" to figure out what you were talking about. Strangely, the top hundred or so hits are on why it is bad, and how to get rid of it....

As for the installer being signed, Win10 is going to complain about anything that isn't from the Microsoft Store and signed as "approved" by Microsoft. Worse yet, Mike does not seem to have one of those US$15K-and-up "code signing certificates", so his installs are not signed by anyone.

So yes, you will have to acknowledge the warning every time you install MakeMKV, unless you enter an exception for it or disable SmartScreen. And, personally, I don't disable those warnings, even though I find them irritating - it is a reminder to be vigilant, and verify that you really are installing what you think you're installing.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

matt198t
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Re: v1.10.1 Windows 10 SmartScreen Install Warning

Post by matt198t » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:54 pm

Ignore it

Explosivo
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Re: v1.10.1 Windows 10 SmartScreen Install Warning

Post by Explosivo » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:39 pm

I'll ignore it - but it's just weird because I've upgraded the last 10 incremental versions or so and don't remember this error coming up.

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