Frequently Asked Question

How to Turn Microsoft Defender SmartScreen OFF
Last Updated 8 months ago

In Microsoft Edge...

  1. Click the More icon (...) on the upper-right corner of the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. On the Search bar, type 'smart' (without quotes).
  4. Under Security, toggle Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with Microsoft Defender SmartScreen to Off (gray).
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In Windows Internet Explorer 9 and 10...

  1. Click the Tools button, point to Safety, and then click Turn off SmartScreen Filter.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, select Turn off SmartScreen Filter.
  3. Click OK.
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In Windows Internet Explorer 11...

  1. Click the Settings icon at upper-right corner of the browser.
  2. Point to Safety, and then click Turn off Windows Defender SmartScreen.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, click Turn off Windows Defender SmartScreen.
  4. Click OK.
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