Installing Scaffold Software when installations are blocked by your operating system

The following document explains how to install Scaffold Software when it is blocked by your operating system. Note, we assure you that all Proteome Software programs are safe and will not harm your system.


In macOS Catalina and above, Apple has placed significant restrictions on what installers will run without receiving a warning message. This message indicates that Apple cannot check the installer for malicious content. This will likely occur on many programs not downloaded from the Apple App store, and not related to any changes that we have made in our programs or in our installers.

In order to run the installer, double click on the Scaffold DMG file. When the dialog box opens right click or control click on the installer app and select Open. A dialog box will open with the same warning about the installer app not being checked for malicious content. Select Open again and proceed through the installer as normal.

See this Help Center article for additional details and instructions.


Windows 10

Depending on how you have your User Account Control set up, Windows Smart Screen often blocks the installation of Scaffold Software. If this happens on your computer, you will see the following dialog box.


If you see this message, simply click on the More info link and select the Run Anyway option. This will allow you to install Scaffold.

Windows 11

Depending on your User Account Control settings, you may see the dialog box below confirming that you want to allow the installer to make changes to your system. Simply select Yes to install Scaffold.



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