Cannot install or update Xbench - "Windows protected your PC"

Sometimes Microsoft Defender Smartscreen prevents the installation or update of ApSIC Xbench claiming that it is a unrecognized app which was downloaded from the Internet.


There are two possible solutions to this problem.

Solution 1: Click the Don’t run button to cancel the installation. Right-click on the file you downloaded from and select Properties. A dialog will popup:

Make sure to check the Unblock box and click OK. Retry the installation.

Solution 2: Click the More info link. This will enable the Run anyway button.



Click on it and the Xbench installation will start.