Even if you did not install any security software on your computer, Windows may still be protecting it using its built-in Windows Security Center. It’s actually fairly decent, so you shouldn’t disable it unless you’re Sipho. However, this can present a problem when trying to download unsigned (and sometimes even signed) software off the internet.
How to “fix” the problem
Below you’ll find instructions on how to get around Windows Security Center’s protection to not only download the program onto your computer but also get it running with no more nagging alerts about viruses and trojans that don’t actually exist in the code. These steps are specific to Windows Security, so if you’re using some other software, you will have to take the information and apply it to your security software. A quick Google Search should point you in the right direction.
First things first…
Read this. Read all of this. This is all here to address as many possible likely common questions that will arise. If you can’t be bothered to read before asking a question addressed below, we can’t be bothered to help you.
Even if you managed to get the download on your computer, you will still want to perform these steps. Some users have reported not having issues downloading the program across multiple releases only to be stopped one day after an update. Nothing harmful was added to the code. Your security software just never found a false positive before. Remember, there are no viruses or trojans in official releases of OMGclick. Those are false positives.
After performing these steps, ANY SOFTWARE that actually is malicious AND downloaded to or executed from this folder will be able to infect or otherwise damage your computer. These steps are intended only to get around the protections in place that is preventing you from using OMGclick.
Also, DO NOT USE copies of OMGclick downloaded from anywhere besides this website or from posts by authorized members of the Discord server (me or Tails). If you download a copy from somewhere or someone else, you use it at your own risk.
Create a Safe Space
Create a folder somewhere that you can find relatively easily. Name the folder anything you want. “OMGclick” is fine, but this will work even if you name it “Not a virus” or “Donky Dick”. It doesn’t really matter. Do not, however, create this folder at the root of your C:\ drive. Create it somewhere like on your Desktop or on a whole other hard drive altogether. Anywhere is fine except at the root of your C:\ drive.
Now open up Windows Security by pressing the ⊞ Win key (it’s the key between Control and Alt on your keyboard) and typing in “Windows Security” (see image).
Once you have Windows Security opened, click on “Virus & threat protection”:
On the next screen, click on “Manage settings” in the “Virus & threat protection settings” section:
Scroll down until you see the “Exclusions” section, then click on “Add or remove exclusions”:
Click on “Add an exclusion”, and select “Folder” from the list of options. In the “Select Folder” window that appears, navigate to the folder you created earlier. Click on it to select it, then click on “Select Folder”.
Allow the change when the UAC prompt appears. Afterward, you’ll be returned to the “Exclusions” screen. You should then see the path to your folder listed under the “Add an exclusion” button.
And that’s it. You should now be able to download OMGclick to the folder you excluded without any issues. From there, you can then proceed with extracting the OMGclick.exe executable into the same folder or into a sub-folder if you prefer to hang onto different versions for some reason. You should also be able to run OMGclick from that folder without dealing with any nagging alerts either.
If you’re still getting notifications, make sure that you performed the exclusions steps properly. If you’re using something other than Windows Security, make sure there aren’t other options you may need to enable or disable for the exclusion to work correctly, especially if you’re going to store the OMGclick.exe executable in a sub-folder.
Still. Doesn’t. Work.
If you’re 100% sure you followed the steps correctly, and you’re still running into issues, hop on the Discord server and see if someone can help you out. Again, these instructions are specific to Windows Security, so if you’re using something else, the overall process should be similar, but the specific steps to take will almost certainly be different. Make sure to do a bit of Googling beforehand, because if you come asking for help without even trying…bruh.