This app has been blocked for your protection


I am trying to open an older version of QuickBooks/Reckon Accounts on my Windows 10 PC but I am being met with the warning message "This app has been blocked for your protection". See below a screenshot:

How can I fix his?


This message is triggered by your Windows Operating System and not your QuickBooks/Reckon Software. You will need to make changes to your Windows security settings in order for it to give your software the correct privileges to run.


Solution 1:

  1. Right-click on the application > Run as Administrator
  2. If this does not work, please try solution 2.

Solution 2:

  1. Right-click on the application > Properties > Copy the contents of what is inside the "Target" field (including quotation marks)
  2. Go to your Windows start menu > search Command Prompt > right-click > Run as administrator
  3. Paste the "Target" contents (Ctrl + V) > press enter
  4. It should now allow you to run the program as normal

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