Windows 10: SmartScreen, despite being off, is triggered by certain programs

Discus and support SmartScreen, despite being off, is triggered by certain programs in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have SmartScreen turned off, but it is still interfering with at least two programs on my system. While the SmartScreen warning doesn't actually come... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Megalith, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Megalith Win User

    SmartScreen, despite being off, is triggered by certain programs


    I have SmartScreen turned off, but it is still interfering with at least two programs on my system. While the SmartScreen warning doesn't actually come up, the Task Manager reveals it is indeed running.

    Is there a way to figure out why SmartScreen is being triggered?

    :)
     
    Megalith, Jan 11, 2019
    #1

  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, Jan 11, 2019
    #2
  3. Ramon Imp Win User
    Smartscreen can't be reached

    Hi Judy,

    It appears that your having problems downloading programs on your Windows 10 PC. For us to better understand your concern, we would like to know or clarify the following:

    • What specific program are you trying to download?
    • Are you using a web browser to download the program?
    • Did you make any changes to your computer before the issue started aside from upgrading Windows?
    • Have you done any troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem?

    If you're referring to SmartScreen Filter, you can learn more about it by visiting this
    article.

    Keep us posted and we'll be glad to assist you further.
     
    Ramon Imp, Jan 11, 2019
    #3
  4. SmartScreen, despite being off, is triggered by certain programs

    turn Smartscreen off entirely?

    I've done all the steps to turn Smartscreen OFF but it STILL blocks certain files I attempt to download.

    Message: "This unsafe download was blocked by Smartscreen filter"

    Windows 10, Edge

    How can prevent this worthless filter from blocking these downloads?
     
    dandreamingbear, Jan 11, 2019
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