Disabling SmartScreen in Windows 10 does not actually disable it


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Disabling SmartScreen in Windows 10 does not actually disable it


    Hello,

    I was trying to fix one of my partitions in Windows 10 so I tried to installed the program EASEUS from EaseUS | Data Recovery, Backup, Partition Manager & PC Utility Software. When I went to install I got a UAC message like the one shown below:
    Disabling SmartScreen in Windows 10 does not actually disable it-smartscreentest.png

    I then searched for how to disable this and went into the control panel to the following window:

    Disabling SmartScreen in Windows 10 does not actually disable it-windows_smart_screen_filter_settings_disabled.png

    And the options were grayed out (read-only)

    So I followed this guide:

    [Fix] Cant Change SmartScreen Filter Settings in Windows 8 and Later - AskVG

    And went through all of the steps for METHOD 1: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

    After this I could change the settings for Smart Screen and so I changed it to disabled.
    Afterwards I rebooted and tested running the installation exe file again and it came up with the smart screen UAC window again blocking me from using it.

    Anyways I am a Developer and I need to have access to installing all sorts of software as well as testing my own and I need help getting this issue resolved ASAP.

    Thank you


    My Ideas about why this is happening:
    When I updated to Windows 10 I was running Windows 8 with UAC disabled ( maybe that caused some registry issues )
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  2. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #2

    Use Windows 10 manager and you can disable it. At least on Win 10 Pro you can.

    http://yamicsoft.com/windows10manager/index.html
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  3. Posts : 5,201
    Windows 11 Home
       #3

    I use this one (input into CMD as admin):

    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v "SmartScreenEnabled" /t REG_SZ /d "Off" /f

    You could also try this:

    Disable the warning The Publisher could not be verified
    reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations" /v "DefaultFileTypeRisk" /t REG_DWORD /d 1808 /f

    Disable Security warning to unblock the downloaded file
    reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments" /v "SaveZoneInformation" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Gary said:
    Use Windows 10 manager and you can disable it. At least on Win 10 Pro you can.

    http://yamicsoft.com/windows10manager/index.html
    Ive installed this program but I cannot figure out where the setting is for this. Any chance you could point me in the right direction.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    TairikuOkami said:
    I use this one (input into CMD as admin):

    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v "SmartScreenEnabled" /t REG_SZ /d "Off" /f

    You could also try this:

    Disable the warning The Publisher could not be verified
    reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations" /v "DefaultFileTypeRisk" /t REG_DWORD /d 1808 /f

    Disable Security warning to unblock the downloaded file
    reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments" /v "SaveZoneInformation" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    Ive tried all of these and unfortunately the smart screen still blocks me from running anything.
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  6. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 pro
       #6

    Have you tried using the hidden administrator account? Maybe that could help you.
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