Windows 10 Tutorials 136 – SmartScreen Filter in Microsoft Edge

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to turn On or Off SmartScreen filter in Microsoft Edge.

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Windows 10 SmartScreen will keep your computer safe by checking downloaded files and web content within apps for malicious code and potentially unsafe web content. This is an extension of the SmartScreen filter available in the Microsoft Edge browser.

SmartScreen filter in Microsoft Edge will prevent you from downloading and installing harmful software and apps and also warn you about websites which are not trusted.

Note: It is advisable to turn SmartScreen filter on and keep your computer safe from any malicious attacks.

How to Turn On or Off SmartScreen Filter in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge app.
  2. Click on the More actions button in the top right corner and select Settings.
    SmartScreen Filter in Microsoft Edge
  3. Scroll down the settings and click on View advanced settings button.
    SmartScreen Filter in Microsoft Edge
  4. Under Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with SmartScreen Filter option, turn the toggle right to turn On the setting.
  5. Turn the toggle to left to turn Off the setting.
    SmartScreen Filter in Microsoft Edge
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