This is a common issue faced by users who use Microsoft Edge browser with Windows defender. 

Solution / Alternate approaches to download the file

  • Use the Google Chrome browser.

  • If you don’t use Google Chrome, disable smart screen filtering in Microsoft Edge. To turn SmartScreen on or off in the new Microsoft Edge:

    1. Select Settings and more  > Settings  > Privacy & services .

    2. Scroll down to Services, and turn Microsoft Defender SmartScreen on or off. (Ref - Disable SmartScreen filter).

  • You can also download the same blocked file again in the downloads section. Right click on the file to get the download option.