Image J 1.52o - protected location error

Apologies if this has been asked before but i’d like some categorical proof;

I have installed Image J on a few computers here on our network. We’re running Windows 10 and would usually have a security setting not allowing programs to write to the program Files directory.

For the purposes of testing i’ve removed this, but am still getting an error from Image J - “because it is in a protected location”. It would seem the software hasn’t even bothered to check if it can write to the directory. In fact - (if I ignore the error messages and red text) Image J can download updates and install them, it just won’t work!

The files for a program within Windows should reside in Program Files, and user data in the %userprofile% - this has been Window’s security model since 1995 - so how is everyone else running this?

Many thanks,