Windows 11 might block you from using certain apps

Alexandru Poloboc
by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Windows 11 users are reporting a whole new set of problems that they've been struggling with. 
  • Some extremely popular applications aren't functioning on the operating system anymore.
  • Among the affected software, we can mention WinRAR and CCleaner, both widely used.
  • There doesn't seem to be a pattern here, just random errors, and there's no workaround yet.
WinRar not working Windows 11

It seems that Windows 11 might be entering a somewhat more stable phase of its life, but there are still some problems with the new OS that drives its users insane.

Apart from the taskbar acting up, as it did during the testing period, there are some applications that just won’t work with the operating system, or simply work sporadically.

There’s no apparent pattern here, just some random glitches and errors that make our lives a bit more difficult than necessary.

WinRAR and CCleaner reportedly blocked by Windows 11

Many Windows 11 users are actually sharing some pretty disconcerting gossip with the community. Some of the important apps that we use on a daily basis refuse to function with this OS.

We’re surely past the What is WinRAR? questions, as we are sure that everyone definitely knows about this powerful compression, archiving, and archive managing software tool.

Using this app, users can compress or archive multiple electronic files into single and significantly smaller size folders.

However, more and more reports are coming in that the software and Windows 11 are not on such good terms at the moment.

About one month ago I’ve installed Windows 11 (beta) and now it might be updated. Today I decided to a clean install the Windows 11 and tried to unzip the iso file downloaded a few days ago from Microsoft’s website, I was surprised that instead of launching app a message was shown that you are trying to install an app which is not verified from Microsoft. While a few hours earlier I’ve used WinRAR without any problem. Yesterday it was happened to CCLEANER.

Windows Explorer is also not responding to open the iso file.

We know that there are a lot of us that constantly rely on WinRAR to make it possible to compress and send files, so this is a real headache.

The only message users receive is You are trying to install an app that is not verified by Microsoft. Not a lot to go on, considering we never encountered this problem.

But the problems don’t end here, unfortunately. There are other applications going through the same ordeal, so make sure you know what you are dealing with.

CCleaner, formerly known as Crap Cleaner, is a utility used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer, and it is one of the longest-established system cleaners, first launched in 2004.

We all know that, right? It was originally developed only for Windows, but in 2012, a macOS version was released. Also, an Android version was released in 2014.

But If you are now running Windows 11 and would like to use this tool, you better prepare to be surprised. You might not be able to do that at all, unfortunately.

As we mentioned above. there doesn’t seem to be any pattern here, just some random errors that prevent users from using certain applications.

Pretty strange, judging from reports, as people said that apps were working fine one day, only to discover that they were completely useless the next.

We’ll keep an eye out for any official Microsoft release regarding this matter and keep you informed.

Have you been struggling with such issues as well? Let us know in the comments section below.

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