Windows Defender won't let me install Aura Antivirus, what should I do?

If your installation of Aura Antivirus is being blocked by Windows Defender, you've come to the right place.

What is Windows Defender?

Windows Defender is a basic antivirus tool built into Windows. While it may find some viruses, Aura Antivirus is much more robust. You can keep Windows Defender and Aura Antivirus installed on your computer at the same time but you may disable Windows Defender if you wish.

How to bypass Windows Defender

If you are having trouble getting past the following screen because Windows Defender is blocking your Aura Antivirus installation, follow these steps:

  1. Click on "More Info" at the top right of the Windows Defender warning page.
  2. After you click "More Info", a button at the bottom right will show "Run Anyway", click this to proceed with the installation. 

If you are prompted by other warnings asking whether or not to proceed, simply click Yes or Accept to continue with the installation.