If you’re an experienced power user, you should already know what’s safe and what isn’t when it comes to downloading and installing apps.
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SmartScreen is a security feature that was introduced in Internet Explorer 8 khổng lồ help protect against malicious websites. Windows 8.1 was introduced to the desktop màn chơi & warned you before running unrecognized apps from the Internet that could potentially be unsafe. This security layer is built inkhổng lồ Windows 10, too.
If you’re an experienced power user, you should already know what’s safe và what isn’t when downloading và installing apps. So, you don’t need the annoyance of the SmartScreen filter constantly popping up when you’re about khổng lồ install something.
Important Note: If you’re new khổng lồ Windows 10 or a novice user, I recommend not turning off SmartScreen. It does help protect you from installing malicious software. Also, Microsoft has improved the SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10 khổng lồ integrate with Microsoft Edge and IE 11 to help keep you safe from malicious websites.
If you have sầu a problem downloading a valid tệp tin, one of the troubleshooting steps we cover is turning SmartScreen Filter off. You can learn more about download issues in our guide: How to Manage and Troubleshoot Downloads in Windows 10.
Rethành viên, if you’re not bothered by the SmartScreen messages and want to keep every security advantage you can in Windows 10, leave it on. If you have sầu kids, parents, or grandparents running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 – leave it on for the desktop & definitely in IE 11.
For those of you who know what you’re doing, it’s nice lớn stop SmartScreen from popping up when you install software that you know is safe. Especially mở cửa Source programs and other utilities. You can always turn it baông chồng on again if you think you’ll need it.
Windows 10 is the world’s biggest trojan, và this is one of many examples:
By mặc định, Smartscreen reports every application that you launch — even Microsoft apps that shipped with the OS. (You can see this with Malwarebytes Firewall.) On my copy of Windows, you cannot limit this monitoring to installers or the first run for new applications — và Windows does not ask permission before it reports your activities. The absence of transparency and control on this platsize demonstrates that the primary purpose is surveillance, not security.
Yes it certainly would be “neat” if you could turn SmartSurveillance off. But on my copy of Windows, that is not possible because “Change Windows Smartscreen settings” does not appear as shown in the illustration. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg where unauthorized telemetry is concerned. I am siông xã of this battle with Microsoft to lớn regain control of my computer: time khổng lồ switch to lớn Ubuntu.