When you start to install RouterCheck for Windows, Windows SmartScreen may open. Windows SmartScreen is a security filter in Windows 8 and Windows 10 that is designed to protect your computer from unsafe applications.
Why does Windows SmartScreen open?
Windows SmartScreen opens because it does not recognize RouterCheck. Until recently, RouterCheck was available only on Android. SmartScreen evaluates applications based on their reputations in Windows, including the number of downloads, and RouterCheck does not yet have an established reputation in Windows, because it is new.
Is RouterCheck trustworthy?
Yes. Here are some suggestions to consider when deciding whether to trust RouterCheck.
- The Android version of RouterCheck is well established: There have been 50,000 downloads of the Android version from the Google Play Store, where RouterCheck has a rating of 4.2 stars (out of 5). You can view the reviews here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Sericon.RouterCheck.client.android.
- Run your antivirus software against RouterCheck: While Windows SmartScreen looks for applications and publishers that it recognizes, your antivirus software actually tests applications to check that they are safe. You can run your antivirus software on the downloaded file before you install it. To do this, select the downloaded file, right-click, and in the context menu, select an option to run your antivirus software. For example, if MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is installed on your computer, right-click RouterCheck.exe and then select Scan with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware from the context menu.
- Check out RouterCheck’s digital signature: We digitally signed RouterCheck so that you can trace it back to us. Digitally signing an application is a cryptographic process that positively identifies who is distributing the application and standing behind its’ content. In contrast, publishers of malware do not sign applications, so that they cannot be traced back.
To view RouterCheck’s digital signature:
1. In Windows Explorer, right-click on the downloaded file (RouterCheck.exe), and select Properties from the context menu.
2. Click the Digital Signatures tab.
3. Click Details.
4. Verify that the application was signed by “Sericon Technology Inc.”, the developer of RouterCheck. Because digital signing is a cryptographic process, this signature is guaranteed to be authentic.