Windows 10 brings a host of security enhancements to prevent unauthorised intrusion into the operating system (OS) and user files.
However, this mechanism could sometimes block or flag legitimate programs and apps from functioning properly, even after using elevated Administrator permissions with User Account Control (UAC).
Affected Windows 10 users may encounter interference with the execution of normal Windows programs, with error messages such as: "This app has been blocked for your protection".
At this moment, you will see an error message with the following subtext:
"An administrator has blocked you from running this app. For more information, contact the administrator."
Here are a few simple steps to bypass or circumvent the "protection error" in Windows 10, after enabling the hidden Administrator account:
- Launch Start Menu, search for and select Command Prompt. Then right-click on it and choose Run as Administrator from the context menu.
- Type the following at the Command Prompt and hit Enter - net user administrator /active:yes
- You should see a message saying "command completed successfully".