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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Windows SmartScreen | What Is IT? How To Activate And Deactivate It In Windows 10


Windows SmartScreen is a service the Windows included as a core part of it's Windows operating system (OS) starting the Windows 8. It is aimed a protecting the Windows OS users from unknowingly installing application(s) which have been flagged as a phishing software or a malware by other people and have included in their dynamic list of such app.





It also check the application's hash file and digital signature so as to know if the software is produced or developed by a reputable established software developer or or company.

Thus, if you are trying to install something in your Windows PC (Windows 8 and later) and you are getting this blocked message This app has been block for your protection, then you should know that it is as a result of the activity of the Windows SmartScreen feature in your PC.

But if you want to still install that app which Windows SmartScreen is preventing you from installing, then you need to deactivate Windows SmartScreen feature or also to disconnect your computer from the internet, because Windows SmartScreen needs the internet connection before it determine which application you are about to install have been flagged as a phishing software or malware. This is

How To Activate Windows SmartScreen In Windows 10
  1. Open the Control Panel
      1. click on the System and Security option in the home of the Control panel 
      2. and then select the Security and Maintenance option.

         
  2. Next Expand the the Security section and
      1. Click on the Change settings link in the Windows SmartScreen section.

         
  3. Then in the Windows SmartScreen dialog box, check on the Don't do anything (turn off Windows SmartScreen option and then click on the OK button.

Hot To Deactivate Windows SmartScreen In Windows 10

  1. Open the Control Panel
      1. click on the System and Security option in the home of the Control panel 
      2. and then select the Security and Maintenance option.
         
  2. Next Expand the the Security section and
      1. Click on the Change settings link in the Windows SmartScreen section.

         
  3. Then in the Windows SmartScreen dialog box, check on the Warn before running an unrecognized app option and then click on the OK button.

That is all.

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