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This app has been blocked for your protection. An administrator has blocked you from running this app. For more information, contact the administrator.

I recently got this message when trying to update the BIOS on a HP Elite 8300 Small Form Factor PC.  I knew that the download was safe and needed to get the BIOS updated.  I worked around this block by launching a command prompt as Administrator, I then typed in the full path of the exe into the command prompt to launch it and this bypassed the block.