Disable Windows 8 SmartScreen

Introduction

 
In this article, we are going to explain how to disable the Windows 8 SmartScreen. Windows 8 provides a security feature called SmartScreen. In Windows when we are running unrecognized apps and files from the Internet, then SmartScreen warns you.
 

Windows 8 SmartScreen

 
Example
 
we'll see an example of SmartScreen when trying to install an unrecognized app.
 
Step 1
 
Since it's a safe program, click Run Anyway. Then we'll be able to work your way through the install wizard like normal.
 
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Step 2
 
Windows 8 settings, allows you to disable SmartScreen. But I digress on to how to turn it off in Windows.
 
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Turn Off Windows 8 SmartScreen

 
Step 1
 
First, we press the "Win + W" shortcut key and then display the Settings search field and type "smart".
 
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Step 2
 
Then select "Change SmartScreen Settings" under the search results.
 
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Step 3
 
After that, the "Action Center" window opens in our Desktop. Click the "Change Windows SmartScreen Settings" link in the left pane.
 
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Step 4
 
Now we select "Don't Do Anything (Turn Off Windows SmartScreen)" and click "OK."
 
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Step 5
 
After turning it off, a balloon message will pop up in the Notification area of the Taskbar. Just click to close it.
 
Step 6
 
Also, we'll see a warning message under "Security" in the Action Center. Since we know what we're doing, click the link to "Turn off messages about Windows SmartScreen".
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Disable Windows 8 SmartScreen.