The Windows built-in SmartScreen filter automatically scans programs, directories, downloads, and websites, blocks known as threatening content, and alerts you before running unknown programs. You can also deactivate it if you want. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to deactivate the SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10.

Deactivate the SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10

To deactivate the SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Windows Defender in the search box and select the Windows Defender settings option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Windows Defender settings option, the following screen will appear.

Click the Open Windows Defender Security Center button as highlighted in the above image. Then the following screen will appear.

Choose the App & browse control option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. Then the following screen will appear.

Select the Warn radio button for each option as highlighted in the above image.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to deactivate the SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10.

How to deactivate the SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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