How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender SmartScreen for Store Apps in Windows 10


Windows Defender SmartScreen Filter helps protect your device by checking web content that Windows Store apps use.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Windows Defender SmartScreen for Windows Store apps for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Windows Store Apps in Windows Security
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Windows Store Apps using a REG file





Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Windows Store Apps in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Windows Store Apps in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Windows Store Apps in Windows Security

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

2. Under SmartScreen for Windows Store Apps, select 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 Windows Store Apps in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Windows Store Apps in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off SmartScreen for Windows Store Apps using a REG file

The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD values in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost

EnableWebContentEvaluation DWORD

0 = Off
1 = Warn (on)

PreventOverride DWORD

0 = Warn or Off



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


 2. To Set SmartScreen for Store Apps to Warn

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.

Set_SmartScreen_for_Store_apps_to_Warn.reg

download


 3. Turn Off SmartScreen for Store Apps

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_Off_SmartScreen_for_Store_apps.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn