Windows protected your PC?

Downloading and installing SnaX will often be blocked by the “Windows protected your PC” message. Many people wonder why, and whether or not it is safe to install SnaX!

The reason for the message is because SnaX is not digitally signed to verify its publisher. Signing the application would make me have to get a certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA), and that cost quite a lot of money. As SnaX is a free piece of software I’m making zero money on, I really can’t spend hundreds of dollars a year for such a certificate, just to get rid of this message.

I know it’s no perfect solution, but I will be proving hashes (MD5/SHA-256) for each release of SnaX. This way you can at least be sure the software you just downloaded is the same software I built and uploaded to the server. Also, starting with version 1.4.3, SnaX does no longer require administrator privileges to install!

To continue the installation, click More info, then Run anyway on the next screen!


1 thought on “Windows protected your PC?”

  1. Hi Frank, thanks for giving away this software. I’m just about to install and am excited to try it out.

    For anyone concerned about the windows warning: You can easily drag this onto the VirusTotal web page to check the hashes and scan for malware. I just did this with the current version 1.6.0 and no issues were detected by 65 different virus scanners.

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