Costmodelling CostAdviser Installation Issues

Advice on fixing any installation or running issues

Operating systems

CostAdviser Professional requires Microsoft's Windows 10. It will not run correctly on older version of Windows.

CostAdviser Professional requires Microsoft's Net Framework 4.7.2 or higher to be installed on your computer. This is normally kept up to date automatically by Windows Update. If you do not have it installed you can download and install the latest version manually from the Microsoft Net Framework website.


Windows security warnings

When you try and install CostAdviser Professional, you may get a message from Windows warning against installation. This message is generated by Microsoft by default simply because our app is not well known to them - it is a small-scale, highly-specialised app and not widely distributed. We can assure you that our app is legitimate and safe and has an authorised Digital Signature Certificate to prove its authenticity, which you can view by following the instructions stated further down this page.

To assist in the installation you can do the following:

  • Locate the downloaded CostAdviserSetup.exe program on your computer
  • Right-click it and click 'Properties'
  • Under the 'General' tab tick the 'Unblock' check box and then click the 'OK' button.

Windows SmartScreen

If you receive a Windows SmartScreen warning for the reasons described above, you can use the following steps to bypass SmartScreen and install the program

  • When prompted by the 'Windows protected your PC window', click 'More Info'
  • Click Run anyway
  • If prompted, click OK to proceed with installation.

Our Digital Signature Certificate

To view our authorised Digital Signature Certificate for our software, which verifies the authenticity of Costmodelling Limited and our software please do the following:

  • Locate the downloaded CostAdviserSetup.exe program on your computer
  • Right-click it and click 'Properties'
  • Under the 'Digital Signatures' tab you can follow the links to verify that the software has an authorised Digital Signature Certificate to prove its authenticity.