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How to Turn Off or Disable Smartscreen Filter on Windows 8 &10


A SmartScreen filter is nothing but a tool that helps Windows to scan applications, downloads, sites, and dangerous content automatically. At any instance, you should know how the feature needs to be disabled. So, in order to help you out, we have compiled some steps on how to turn off smartscreen filter that you must follow for Windows 10 and 8.

How to Turn Off/Disable Smartscreen Filter on Windows 8 and 10 – Here are Simple Tricks

Steps to Disable Smartscreen Filter on Windows 10 OS

With Windows 10’s Creators Update, SmartScreen settings can easily be found in the Windows Defender Security interface.

Step 1: Open ‘Windows Defender Security Center’ shortcut from the ‘Start’ menu.

Windows 10 Start Menu

Step 2: Click ‘App & browser control’ which is situated in Window Defender’s sidebar.

Step 3: You now need to select the right option for Windows smartscreen filter. If you want to block unknown applications, then select ‘Block’ while you can be notified with a warning from the ‘Warn’ option. To disable windows smartscreen, opt for ‘Off’.  All these options could be found under the ‘Check Apps and files’ section. So, by switching between the options, you can view a warning or block the app if you are hearing it for the first time.

Windows Defender Security Center

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