Windows 10: How do I disable SmartScreen?

  1.    26 Aug 2016 #1

    How do I disable SmartScreen?


    How do I disable SmartScreen?
    Everything I read about this says,

    Go to the Control Panel.
    Select "Security and Maintenance"
    Select "Change Windows SmartScreen settings"

    Problem is I don't have a "Change Windows SmartScreen settings" in my "Security and Maintenance" window.

    Don Cole
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  2.    26 Aug 2016 #2

    Hi, go to Settings, and in the search box type 'smart'.

    Or just type
    smart

    in Cortana's search box (probably) on the taskbar.
    That should find it.

    Else please post a screenshot of what you see. Thanks.

    (To confirm, running as admin, build 1607, '10 pro, I do have that setting in my control panel)
    Last edited by dalchina; 26 Aug 2016 at 03:40.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    26 Aug 2016 #3

    Try to turn it off via registry:

    Windows SmartScreen Settings - Change in Windows 10
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    26 Aug 2016 #4

    Thank you dalchina,
    While preparing my screenshot. I noticed that it had "Change Windows SmartScreen settings"
    It was worded differently and locate in a different location than the tutorial.

    Don Cole
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 22,226
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       26 Aug 2016 #5

    Thank you Don. The tutorial has now been updated.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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