How about if you tell Defender to ignore the
installer? Also, do you have your system set to install apps from outside
the MS Store? Steps for both are below:
From: Brian Vogel
This question gets asked
every once in a while, so having a dedicated topic in the archive seems
prudent. Credit to Joseph Lee for the step-by-step instructions,
I have modified ever so slightly.
Adding & Removing Scan Exclusions in
Windows Defender Security Center
The following steps were created using the Windows
10 Version 1803 version of Windows Defender Security Center:
list of 6 items
1. Open Windows Defender
2. Navigate to Virus & threat protection pane then
activate the Virus & threat protection settings link then activate the Add
or remove exclusions link.
3. Select Add an exclusion.
4. Select File or
Folder depending on what you wish to exclude. Options for Process or a
File type are also presented, but these are used relatively rarely.
5. Navigate to the file and/or folder where
Defender is being told to skip scanning and press Enter.
6. When User
Account Control appears, respond Yes to continue.
If you wish to remove something from the
exclusions list, follow steps 1 thru 3, but then select an item in the
exclusions list, then click “Remove” and
respond Yes when UAC
End of file app store steps are
To change your app download and installation
options to something other than the Microsoft Store do the
1. Windows + I, for settings and tab 1 time to,
2. Right arrow to, Apps, press enter, and tab 1 time
into the list of categories.
3. The first item in the list is,
Apps and Features, press enter on this, and tab 1 time to the app install
4. Press, Alt + down arrow, to open the
There are four options:
1. only from the Microsoft Store.
2. Anywhere, but warn me if it's not from the Microsoft
3. anywhere but let me know if there is a comparable
app in the Microsoft store.
5. Arrow up / down to the
option you want and press enter. Press, Alt + F4, to close and just to
make sure your settings change takes effect, reboot
Take care and stay safe. Mike.
Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 10:29 AM
Subject: Unable to install Stascom software that Mike B. Spoke of
The other day Mike wrote the list about a program called
Stascom and I liked some of the features. I downloaded the installer but I
can’t complete the installation. The best I can tell is Windows Defender
is blocking and putting the executable in quarantine. I am running Windows
10 version 2004 and it is fully patched as of 10/7/2020 and JAWS 2020 (the
August version). The software installs but on the first run I get a
message that the process was blocked and my only option is “OK”. If I
navigate to the directory and run the program I get the same message and the
Any help is appreciated. I am very new to Win