1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Disable/remove Smartscreen


    v1709.16299.125; How do I completely disable Smartscreen?
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17074
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    10.4 Home 1709 x64

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kludge 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.    1 Week Ago #4
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    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.    1 Week Ago #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17074

    I'm glad we were able to help.
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