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how to force an exe file to run on Windows 10 when it's getting blocked

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Some software that I have is getting a false positive of "virus or unwanted software"

When I try to run the software, Windows gives me an error: "software did not complete successfully because the file contains a virus or potentially unwanted software."

How can I force Windows to run the software anyway?

Greg

P.S. Windows defender is OFF. I am using VIPRE as my antivirus software.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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Is VIPRE or Windows blocking it? In any case, I recommend submitting it as a false positive to the VIPRE folks:
https://www.vipreantivirus.com/support/submissions/false-positive.aspx
Regards, Joe
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If you disable defender and disable viper, nothing will stop it. Make sure both are off, right now, i don't think so.
(also make sure that "false positive" is really true, upload it to www.virustotal.com )
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Thanks! and thanks for letting me know about  www.virustotal.com
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So what did you do to run it? Stop vipre? Then please acknowledge that it was Joe, who recommended that, first (I didn't see his comment while writing).
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Thanks for the comment, McKnife — that's very nice of you!
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