Windows 10: Disable/remove Smartscreen Solved


  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 Dec 2017 #1

    Disable/remove Smartscreen


    v1709.16299.125; How do I completely disable Smartscreen?
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  2. Posts : 29,301
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       26 Dec 2017 #2
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  3. Posts : 3,204
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       27 Dec 2017 #3

    Windows Defender is useless without smartscreen, so disable it only if you are using another AV.

    kludge said: View Post
    v1709.16299.125; How do I completely disable Smartscreen?
    To get rid of the process, you can remove it or rename it. To restore it, run SFC scan.
    Code:
    takeown /f "%WinDir%\System32\smartscreen.exe" /a
    icacls "%WinDir%\System32\smartscreen.exe" /grant:r Administrators:F /c
    taskkill /im smartscreen.exe /f
    del "%WinDir%\System32\smartscreen.exe" /s /f /q
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  4. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       06 Jan 2018 #4

    Brink,
    Of course! Warning, don't try this at home!

    The website told me about the Tutorials when I posted and they solved the issue.
    Thanks for the response!


    TairikuOkami,
    If Windows Defender was truly useless then it would not flag the Eicar Test File while SmartScreen is disabled. Finding the test file proves Windows Defender is working and not as useless as lead to believe.

    Thanks for the script and taking the time to respond!
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  5. Posts : 29,301
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       06 Jan 2018 #5

    I'm glad we were able to help.
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