Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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    03 Dec 2017
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    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    SmartScreen Filter is a feature in Microsoft Edge that helps detect phishing websites. SmartScreen Filter can also help protect you from downloading or installing malware (malicious software). SmartScreen Filter helps to protect you in three ways:
    • As you browse the web, it analyses webpages and determines if they have any characteristics that might be suspicious. If it finds suspicious webpages, SmartScreen will display a message giving you an opportunity to provide feedback and advising you to proceed with caution.
    • SmartScreen Filter checks the sites you visit against a dynamic list of reported phishing sites and malicious software sites. If it finds a match, SmartScreen Filter will show you a warning notifying you that the site has been blocked for your safety.
    • SmartScreen Filter checks files that you download from the web against a list of reported malicious software sites and programs known to be unsafe. If it finds a match, SmartScreen Filter will warn you that the download has been blocked for your safety. SmartScreen Filter also checks the files that you download against a list of files that are well known and downloaded by many Microsoft Edge users. If the file that you're downloading isn't on that list, SmartScreen Filter will warn you.


    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Windows Defender SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.
    warning   Warning
    It is recommended to leave SmartScreen Filter turned on in Microsoft Edge to better protect your PC.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows Defender Security Center
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: SmartScreen Filter with Unsafe Website and Unsafe Download
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    Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on View advanced settings towards the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Scroll down to Help protect my PC from malicious sites and downloads with SmartScreen Filter, and turn On or Off for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: SmartScreen Filter is turned on by default in Microsoft Edge.

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    Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows Defender Security Center

    1. Open the Windows Defender Security Center, and click/tap on the App & browser control icon.

    2. Under SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge, select Block, Warn (default), or Off for what you want to set. (see screenshot below)

    3. You can now close Windows Defender Security Center if you like.

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    Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below make changes to the DWORD values in the registry key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\PhishingFilter

    EnabledV9 DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = Block or Warn

    PreventOverride DWORD

    0 = Off or Warn
    1 = Block

    1. Do step 2 (block), step 3 (warn), step 4 (off) or below for what you want to set.


     2. To Set SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge to Block

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Set_SmartScreen_for_Microsoft_Edge_to_Block.reg

    download


     3. To Set SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge to Warn

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Set_SmartScreen_for_Microsoft_Edge_to_Warn.reg

    download


     4. To Turn Off SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn_Off_SmartScreen_for_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    9. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    21 Apr 2015 #1
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    SmartScreen Filter is a good thing to have on. I use it. For example I reported that I think download(dot)com has malicious software(their installers that also have installers with hidden and evil PUPs). More people should report such download sites, and maybe(just maybe) they'll change if IE starts warning people before opening the page. I hope I made somebody laugh there! But seriously now, people should report bad sites to Microsoft and not just to Web Of Trust or whatever link traffic light they use.
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