Windows 10: connectivity issues on gaming apps and smartscreen

Discus and support connectivity issues on gaming apps and smartscreen in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Good Morning,i first noticed on thursday evening that when i launched Steam i kept getting an error 101 telling me i couldnt connect to their servers.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by T Hunter, Oct 1, 2022.

  1. T Hunter Win User

    connectivity issues on gaming apps and smartscreen


    Good Morning,i first noticed on thursday evening that when i launched Steam i kept getting an error 101 telling me i couldnt connect to their servers. an hour or so before i had no issues with that and i could use my internet to browse and stream with no trouble what so ever, so i chalked it up to server maintenance or something. however on Friday the issue persisted all day and after trying all the fixes suggested be Valve in their trouble shooting articles and finding nothing worked i decided to play one of the Epic stores games instead, only to now find epic was also unable to connect. I tr

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    T Hunter, Oct 1, 2022
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  2. SmartScreen not so smart.

    Hi,

    I would like to inform that Windows SmartScreen helps keep your PC safe by checking downloaded files and web content within apps to help protect you from malicious software and potentially unsafe web content. Before an unknown or potentially
    unsafe downloaded file is opened, Windows will display a warning. If SmartScreen detects potentially unsafe web content in an app, Windows will display a warning in place of the content. To disable SmartScreen, follow the steps below:

    • Type SmartScreen settings in the Search box and press Enter.
    • Click on Change Windows SmartScreen Settings in the left navigation pane.
    • Select the option, Don't do anything (turn off Windows SmartScreen) and click on OK.

    If you would like to develop a program, then suggest you to post your query in MSDN forums in the link provided below:

    Msdn forums - Visual Studio General Questions



    Hope the information provided is helpful. Feel free to write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Oct 1, 2022
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  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    Turn off automatic driver update and SmartScreen causing high disk and memory usage

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand it can be quite frustrating when the computer does not work the way you want it to. I certainly appreciate the steps that you have tried. We can perform a couple of steps and see if we can resolve the issue.​

    You can turn off the automatic installation of drivers from the Device installation settings and check if that helps. To turn off automatic installation please follow the steps mentioned below:

    1. Type Change Device installation settings
      in the search bar and open it.
    2. Click on No.
    3. Click on Save Changes.

    Regarding SmartScreen causing high Disk and Memory usage, you can turn off the SmartScreen from Windows Security and check if that helps. To turn off SmartScreen, please follow the steps mentioned below:

    Note: SmartScreen automatically scans applications, files, downloads, and websites, blocking known dangerous content. We recommend leaving SmartScreen enabled, as it provides an additional layer of security that helps to protect the PC.

    1. Press and hold Windows + I key on the keyboard.
    2. Click on Update & Security.
    3. Click on Windows Security.
    4. Click on Windows Defender Security Center.
    5. Click on App & browser control.
    6. Select off under Check apps and files, SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge
      and SmartScreen for Microsoft Store apps.

    Hope it helps.

    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Oct 1, 2022
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  4. connectivity issues on gaming apps and smartscreen

    Can't launch any applications

    Hi,

    This error message will show if the application or program that you are trying to open was been blocked by Windows Defender SmartScreen. Having said that, we suggest that you disable Windows Defender SmartScreen by following these steps:

    • Click on Start.
    • Type Windows Defender Security Center.
    • Click on App & browser control.
    • Click on Off in the following options:
      • Check apps and files.
      • SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge.
      • SmartScreen for Windows Store apps.
    • SmartScreen is now completely disabled. If you'd like to still receive a warning when a potentially malicious file or program is detected, you can choose Warn in each SmartScreen option.

    Let us know if the steps above helped you to resolve the issue.
     
    Janeane Cru, Oct 1, 2022
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