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Error received when running 8x8 Network Utility Tool


An error message is displayed on the PC when trying to run the 8x8 Network Utility Tool stating:

Windows protected your PC

Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognised app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk. 

Applies To

  • 8x8 Network Utility Tool
  • Windows PCs


  1. In this window, click on More Info.
  2. Click Run again.


The firewall settings are blocking the NUT from running. Allowing it to run anyway will bypass those settings for this specific application and will allow it to run.

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