The SmartScreen filter is one useful feature built-in Windows 10 system as well as some web browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, which can help prevent the installation and running of the malicious, virus, or unrecognized software on the PC. Generally, Windows suggests turning the SmartScreen filter on. However, if you are frequently interrupted or blocked by the SmartScreen filter, or if you don’t think it is necessary for you, you can turn it off. Now, this post will show you how to turn off SmartScreen filter in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
Follow the steps.
Step 1: Start Microsoft Edge by clicking its icon on the Windows 10 taskbar.
Step 2: Click the More actions button, which looks like an ellipsis at the top right of the Microsoft Edge window, and then click Settings in the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Scroll down, and click the View advanced settings button.
Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom, and switch the toggle button under "Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with SmartScreen Filter" to the Off position.
Here I take Internet Explorer 11 as an example for demonstrating the steps. If you use an earlier version of Internet Explorer, steps would be similar.
Step 1: Open the Internet Explorer in Windows 10. If the Internet Explorer icon does not appear on the taskbar, just start typing internet explorer in the Search box, and then click Internet Explorer to open it.
Step 2: Click the Tools button, which looks like a gear icon at the top right of the window, then point to Safety, and select the Turn off SmartScreen Filter option from the menu.
Step 3: You will be prompted with the "Microsoft SmartScreen Filter" dialog as shown below. Keep the Turn off SmartScreen Filter option selected, and click OK.