Are you getting the error “This app has been blocked for your protection” when trying to run certain apps under Windows?    I was getting it when trying to run mmc.exe on a customer’s computer.

The fix is to use the registry to disable and re-enable User Account Control (UAC).

Look for the key:


Change this to 0 (disabled).

Restart and all should be working again.   Now you can change this back to 1 to re-enable the setting.