Article ID : S700023518 / Last Modified : 30/10/2012

Windows 8 - What is SmartScreen

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What is SmartScreen


SmartScreen Filter is designed to warn you if the website you are visiting is impersonating another website or contains threats to your computer.

How to Turn on SmartScreen

1)    Launch Internet Explorer desktop
2)    Press the “ALT” key
3)    Click “Tools”
4)    Select “SmartScreen Filter”
5)    Select “Turn on “SmartScreen Filter”
6)    Select “Turn on SmartScreen Filter”

How to Check for a specific website

1)    Launch Internet Explorer desktop
2)    Press the “ALT” key
3)    Click “Tools”
4)    Select “SmartScreen Filter”
5)    Select “Check this website”
6)    Select “OK”
7)    Results will now appear if the website is safe or not

How to manually report an unsafe website

1)    Launch Internet Explorer desktop
2)    Press the “ALT” key
3)    Click “Tools”
4)    Select “SmartScreen Filter”
5)    Select “Report unsafe website”
6)    Enter the require information and select “Submit”