A simply Windows 10 Technology Blog.

How to Adjust or Disable the windows smartscreen Filter In Windows 10

0 248

There is no doubt that Windows  is one of the most popular operating systems for any kind of people. The latest version of Windows 10 is probably the best invention of Microsoft as it is compatible with all types of people. Along with the standalone security shield, you can find some other security layers such Smart Screen Filter. The windows smartscreen filter is a technology which was initially designed for Internet Explorer to protect users from malicious websites and web applications.

Smart Screen is a security feature, introduced in Internet Explorer 8 to help protect against malicious websites. Starting with Windows 8, Microsoft implemented Internet Explorer’s windows smartscreen feature directly into the operating system. So that files are screened for being potentially harmful. In Windows 8.1 it was introduced to the desktop level. And warn you before running unrecognized apps from the Internet that could potentially be unsafe. And This security layer is built into Windows 10 too.



In Windows 10, you can find the windows smartscreen Filter working as a standalone security shield. If you go to install any suspicious software on your computer, it checks whether that is malicious or not. If so it will notify you immediately by a warning that looks something Windows protected your PC.

What is windows smartscreen Filter 

Smart Screen Filter is one of the best security layers of Windows that scans all the files download through a web browser and shows security warning if it detects any suspicious file. Windows Smart Screen prevented an unrecognized app from starting which might put your PC at risk.

The Windows SmartScreen filter sends information about every application you download and run to Microsoft’s servers. Where that information will be analyzed and compared with their malicious apps database. If Windows get a negative feedback about the app from the server, it will prevent you from running the app.

Disable the windows smartscreen Filter In Windows 10

Although this feature seems very good and must have for your PC. But sometime you may get the same problem while installing apps from trusted resource. It happens frequently on Windows 10. Therefore, if you are getting such warning often times and would like to disable Smart Screen Filter in Windows 10. Here fallow bellow steps to disable smart screen filter on windows 10, 8.1 and 7 computers.
Notice : If you’re new to Windows 10, I recommend not turning off Smart Screen. It does help protect you from installing malicious software.

Change Windows Smart Screen settings




 To Change the windows smart screen filter setting or Disable it first Open the Control Panel. Navigate to System and Security then click on Security and maintenance As shown bellow image.
Security and maintenance
Or you can Also click Start menu search, type security and maintenance and select the result from the top. In the left pane, you will see the Change Windows Smart Screen settings click on that.

Change Windows Smart Screen settings

You will get a popup  with three options
1.  keep it on with admin approval to allow running the app (the default),
2. warn about unrecognized apps but not require admin approval,
 3. Don’t do anything  turn it off completely.

Change Windows Smart Screen settings options

 You can either reduce the security or disable the Smart Screen Filter completely. Select the preferred option and hit the OK button.

Disable Windows Smart Screen using Registry Edit




you can disable or  reduce the security of smart screen using Registry edit. But before do any changes on registry its good experience to Take backup or create a system restore point.

First open Windows Registry to do this click on Windows Start menu search type regedit.exe select it from search to Run command open Windows registry editor. Here on windows Registry editor windows left pane Nevigate the following path,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

On your right side, you can find a key called SmartScreenEnabled. By default it should be set to RequireAdmin.
change-registry-value-on-smart-screen-filter

Just double click on this key and change the value Set it to Off. That’s it. Close the windows registry and simply Restart windows. Next time when you install any app the smart screen pop will not appear.

Also Read : Windows 10 Registry Tweaks To Enable Hidden Features 

I think after read this post you are clear about windows smart screen filter feature. How it works on windows 10 and how you can easily Disable the smart screen filter protection on windows 10. Still have any query suggestion feel free to comment bellow.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter
To get the latest Windows 10 tips, Tricks, Fix errors and Feature Post updates directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More