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Win 10 Explained Smartscreen Filter How to disable or enable smart screen filter

Windows 10 Explained Smart Screen Filter How to Disable Enable Smart Screen Filter

What is SmartScreen Filter and how can it help protect?

SmartScreen Filter helps you identify reported phishing and malware websites and also helps you make informed decisions about downloads.

SmartScreen helps protect you in three ways –
1-As you browse the web, it analyzes pages and determines if they might be suspicious. If it finds suspicious pages, SmartScreen will display a warning page, giving you an opportunity to provide feedback and advising you to continue with caution.

2-SmartScreen checks the sites you visit against a dynamic list of reported phishing sites and malicious software sites. If it finds a match, SmartScreen will show you a warning letting you know that the site has been blocked for your safety.

3-SmartScreen checks files that you download from the web against a list of reported malicious software sites and programs known to be unsafe. If it finds a match, SmartScreen will warn you that the download has been blocked for your safety.

SmartScreen also checks the files that you download against a list of files that are well known and downloaded by many people who use Internet Explorer. If the file that you're downloading isn't on that list, SmartScreen will warn you.

What can I do if SmartScreen warns me about a site I visit, but it's not unsafe?

From the warning page, you can choose to report this site as a safe site.

Select More information, and then select the Report that this site does not contain threats link to go to the Microsoft feedback site, and follow the instructions.

If you visit a site that you think SmartScreen should warn you about in the future, you can report it to Microsoft by tapping or clicking the Tools button, pointing to Safety, and then choosing Report unsafe website.

Can I turn SmartScreen on or off?

In most cases, yes. In some cases—like on a workplace network—this setting is managed by a system administrator, and the setting can't be changed.

Is SmartScreen different from Pop-up Blocker?
SmartScreen checks sites you visit and files you download for threats to your security. Pop-up Blocker limits most pop-ups on sites, which are usually advertisements and aren't necessarily malicious.

How to disable Smart Screen in Edge Browser Downloads in Windows 10

When Smart Screen in Edge Browser is enabled Edge sends information about every application you download to Microsoft's servers, where that information will be analyzed and compared with their malicious apps database if windows finds that its bad app it will prevent you from running that app

If the SmartScreen filter does not find any information for an app you just downloaded - it will prevent you from running the app, annoying you with messages like "Windows protected your PC by preventing this potentially malicious app from running" and so on.

Below is the procedure using which you can disable the smart screen filter in Edge Browser
1. Click on More (triple dots) at the top right in Microsoft Edge
2. Click on Settings
3. Scroll down to the bottom and click on “View Advanced Options”
4. Scroll down to the bottom and turn off “Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with SmartFilter

How to disable Windows SmartScreen in Windows 10?
Open the control Panel and click on Security and Maintenance
In the left pane, you will see the "Change Windows SmartScreen settings" link. Click it.
After that turn off Windows SmartScreen

Why to disable the Smart Screen Filter?
Microsoft will know what you are installing on your computer, what you are doing, which apps you are using, so if you like Privacy you should disable the smart screen filter.
If you prefer security then you should use the smart screen filter, you should enable it.

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