How can I Unblock Installation of a Program ?

Trying to install a program update in Win 10, the error message is "An administrator has blocked you from running this app. For more information, contact the administrator."

I am the only administrator.  There is only one admin account and I'm signed in on it.  I get this message even when i right-click the program .exe and try to Run As Administrator.  Properties of the program: i have Full Permission as Admin. 

I don't know what's blocking this.  I have Bitdefender so Windows Firewall is Off.  I've also turned BD Firewall of while i try to run this program.  No joy.  I've looked at GPEdit (I have Win 10 Pro) but don't see any settings that i can change to help me. 

This is a program update for an installed program.  The program and the update both installed w/o trouble on Win 7.  I've tried to install with Compatibility set for Win 7 but am still blocked. 

It looks like there's some of this happening, but I found no good answers for it generally, and certainly none that worked for me.

Any help ?  Ideas ... what i might have overlooked ?  I'm fairly techie, and this is a pain.

Michael K

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 Highlight, next click open, next click application, next click Run.... hope this helps..

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Last updated November 14, 2020 Views 10,690 Applies to: