Turn off SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10 Solved

  1. Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709

    Turn off SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10

    According to this page:


    Navigate to section :: "To turn off Turn on SmartScreen Filter to check web content (URLs) that Windows Store apps use:"

    I have created a .bat file with the following contents:

    REM Disable "Turn on SmartScreen Filter"
    REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost\EnableWebContentEvaluation" /V "Enabled" /T REG_DWORD /D "0" /F
    After running the .bat file, I go to Settings > Privacy > General and "Turn on SmartScreen Filter..." is still On.
    Am I doing anything wrong?!
    Thanks :)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 42,302
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18985

    Hello omidsolo, :)

    It should be for this below instead.

    SmartScreen Filter for Store Apps - Turn On or Off


    EnableWebContentEvaluation DWORD

    0 = off
    1 = on
    (For .bat file)
    :: Disable "Turn on SmartScreen Filter"
    REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost" /V EnableWebContentEvaluation /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Nov 2015 at 22:49. Reason: typo
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  3. Posts : 1
    Windows10 PRO-64

    I had a problem with the smartscreen and firewall of Windows Defender. I did follow your Instructions to stop this from loading as I use AVG as my AV and Firewall. However nothing worked even editing the HKEY. So my work around was to use a third party application and deactivated the lot. The application was CCLEANER by Piriform. Located the HKEY in the tools section, Windows Services, Advanced: Scrolled to Windows Defender and located the HKEY for the SmartScreen and hit the deactivate button. Now no more SmartScreen..unless I activate it again
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