When downloading and opening a setup file (msi) in a modern version of Windows, some formal checks are made, which are not primarily intended to prevent the setup from running. It should only be
made a little more difficult for the user as well as for the developer.
This can be worked over with just a few clicks.
When attempting to download the msi file, the first thing that can happen depends on the browser you are using. All starts by clicking the download link:
In the upper right corner you can see the following:
If you click on the selection, you have the following options:
Select 'Keep' and you will get the next display:
Clicking 'Show more' will provide you new options:
Klick 'Keep anyway' and the file will be downloaded.
Proceed with 'Open the msi File'.
Once you clicked the Download Link the following window appears in the upper right corner.
Click the Window and you will get a message.
Click 'OK'. The file will be downloaded and opened(!). Continue with 'Open the msi File'.
In Google Chrome the attempt to download is indicated in the lower left corner (if it is indicated).
The only thing to do is to click the selection arrow and select the option 'Open'.
Now the file gets downloaded and is directly opened.
The software is installed by opening and running the msi file. This can be done in two ways. The browser itself can open it. Once the msi file has been downloaded, the user also has the option of triggering it directly in the download folder.
After the file is opened the Windows defender (SmartScreen) may show the next message:
If you click on 'More info', the window shows an additional button:
Click the button 'Run anyway' and the setup will finally start.
Please excuse the inconvenience. We are in the process of acquiring a code signing certificate. But like many things in Germany these days, it takes a little time.