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How to Enable and Disable SmartScreen Filter on Windows 10

Enable SmartScreen Filter on Internet Explorer in Windows 10 

The procedure involves several steps:

Step 1
Press the Power button on your machine.

Step 2
Sign into your administrator account by entering your name and password

Step 3
Your computer screen will open up displaying all the programs.

Step 4:
On the right pane of the taskbar, click on the internet connection.

Step 5:
On the left-hand pane of your taskbar double-click on the Internet Explorer ‘e’ icon

Step 6:
Internet Explorer will open up. Enter the website that you want to browse in the address bar of the internet explorer.

Step 7:
Instead of the landing page of the website opening up, you will get a warning page opened up. In this page you can see the option reporting you that this site is safe.

Step 8:
On the warning message, you can hit on option for more information.

Step 9
Click ‘more information’ button.

Step 10
You will see a ‘Report’ button. Click on this report button.

Step 11:
Read the report
From the report, you will know that this site does not contain threats.

Step 12:
You will see a threats link. Click on this link

Step 13:
From the webpage opened through threats link, you will see the Feedback site of Microsoft.

Step 14:
Follow further instructions given on the feedback page to continue further browsing.
In general, if you visit a site that you think that the SmartScreen Filter should warn you about it in future, then you can report it to Microsoft Company. The process for this is given below:

Step 1:
Go to Tools button and tap on it.

Step 2:
Choose the Safety option.

Step 3
Select Report unsafe website.


Enable and Disable SmartScreen Filter on Windows 10

Disable SmartScreen Filter on Internet Explorer in Windows 10 

In most of the cases, it is possible for you to turn on or off your Smart Screen function. However, in some situations like a workplace network, the setting involving Smart Screen is managed by the administrator of the system. The settings here cannot be altered. How should you do this task on your computer running on Windows 10?. Here are the steps which you can follow:

Step 1:
 On the Start menu, Click Internet Explorer

Step 2:
The Internet Explorer on your computer will open.

Step 3
From the right edge of the Screen, go up, using your mouse pointer, and then Click on Settings.

Step 4:
Go to Settings menu that opens up next.

Step 5:
Select Privacy.

Step 6:
Under the web services option, turn on or off SmartScreen Filter.

By following the above process, you can understand as to what SmartScreen Filter is and how it will be useful for you to work safely on your computer loaded with Windows 10.

Tap or click Privacy, and under Web services, turn SmartScreen to Off.

To turn SmartScreen on or off in the desktop

Is SmartScreen different than Pop-up Blocker?

Yes. SmartScreen checks the 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. Learn more about Pop-up Blocker by reading about security and privacy settings.

How to Enable and Disable SmartScreen Filter on Windows 10 

This tutorial details how to enable SmartScreen filter in Windows 10. Being the newest addition to Microsoft’s family of Operating Systems, Windows 10 includes a truckload of features, in all shapes and sizes. These include covering everything from visual enhancements to security improvements. As far as the security features are concerned, they deserve a special emphasis, as Windows 10 has a lot of security enhancements that ensure an overall trouble-free user experience.

One such incredibly useful feature is the Windows SmartScreen filter. Introduced with Windows 8, SmartScreen filter protects your computer (and the data stored on it) from malware and phishing attacks. Windows SmartScreen filter essentially checks (or screens, hence the name) the URLs and programs that you access against a blacklist of harmful websites and applications. If the program/URL is found to be a suspicious one, Windows SmartScreen filter immediately blocks access to it (Although you can manually bypass it if you want). Quite interesting, right?

Sure as hell it is, and that’s why it makes all the sense to enable it. Let’s jump over to the other side of the break and find out how you can enable SmartScreen filter in Windows 10.

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