iSumsoft » Resources » Windows 10 » Enable SmartScreen Filter for Microsoft Edge

How to Enable SmartScreen Filter for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

SmartScreen Filter helps you identify the phishing and malware websites. If you visit a website is potentially malicious, it will display a warning and block that site for your safety. It also can warn users when they are about to download malicious software. This tutorial shows how to enable SmartScreen Filter for Microsoft Edge.

warning unsafe website

2 Options to Enable SmartScreen Filter for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Option 1: Turn On SmartScreen Filter in Microsoft Edge Settings

SmartScreen Filter is turned on by default. If it was disabled accidentally, you can turn it on by follow steps below.

Step 1: In Microsoft Edge, select the More icon, and then click on Settings.

Open Microsoft Edge Settings

Step 2: Scroll down to Advanced Settings, click on View advanced settings.

View Advanced Settings

Step 3: Scroll down to Help protect my PC from malicious sites and downloads with SmartScreen Filter, and then turn it On.

Turn on SmartScreen Filter

Option 2: Enable SmartScreen Filter in Group Policy Editor

With this option, you can force SmartScreen Filter in Microsoft Edge to always be on for all users in Windows 10.

Step 1: Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Press Win + R shortcut key to open Run box. Then type gpedit.msc and click OK.

Open the Local Group Policy Editor

Step 2: In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge

Step 3: On the right pane of Microsoft Edge, double click on Configure SmartScreen Filter policy to edit it.

Configure SmartScreen Filter

Step 4: To always turn on SmartScreen Filter for Microsoft Edge

Select Enabled option. Then click the Apply button and at last click OK.

Always Turn on SmartScreen Filter

Step 5: When finished, close the Local Group Policy Editor.