How to disable the SmartScreen filter in Windows 10: -I just bought a new laptop. They are all so excited about everything on their laptop. On your new Windows 10 OS, on all super exciting games, on all apps, on anything. You are a little excited and may need help installing a new app or visiting a new site that could harm your system. That's when Windows SmartScreen Filter comes to your rescue.
It warns you when you try to install a potentially harmful application on your system or when you visit a dangerous site that could execute malicious code remotely. But if you've been so used to using Windows for a long time, you can quickly get irritated by this constant annoyance. Even if it's not today, you will definitely want to disable this annoying feature very soon. So here it is, an article to give you every step involved in the process turning the SmartScreen Filter feature out on Windows 10. But remember that it is highly recommended that you keep this feature enabled for better protection against malicious code roaming on the World Wide Web.
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Disable SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10
- Write security and maintenance in Cortana's search box and this will cause Cortana to show you the search results. Now look for the program called Security and Maintenance and click on it to start it.
- Now from the left pane of the window, find and click on the link that says Change Windows SmartScreen Settings.
- A new window called Windows SmartScreen Windows opens. They'll ask you questions What do you want to do with unrecognized apps ?. You can control the radio button according to your preferences. To turn off Smart Screen, choose the radio button corresponding to Do nothing (turn off Windows SmartScreen). When you are done, press OK button.
- Once the Windows SmartScreen Windows filter is turned off, you will be notified and asked to activate it.
- Well, you can always choose what to show yourself. If you don't want windows to warn you about turning on the Smart Screen feature in the future, you can always choose not to receive such warning messages. For that, click on the link that says Disable Windows SmartScreen Prompts under the section called Security as shown in the screenshot. That is.
Disable the SmartScreen filter in the Edge browser
- Launch Microsoft Edge Browser and click More Actions in the upper right corner of the window. From the menu, click Option Settings.
- Then, scroll down and look for a button called See advanced settings. Click on it.
- Scroll down to find an toggle button associated with the Help me protect myself from malicious downloads and sites option with the SmartScreen filter. Just disable this toggle button as shown in the screenshot. That is.
Disable the SmartScreen filter in Internet Explorer
- Launch Internet browser and click on Gear in the upper right corner of the window. Click on the option labeled Security and in the expanded menu, click on the option that says Disable SmartScreen Filter.
- Now you can choose Disable SmartScreen Filter as shown in the following screenshot. Paste OK button for changes to take over.
That's all. Now you can show your system who the real master is. Hope you found the article useful.