SmartScreen filter

Nov 05 at 4:42am - admin
 
What is the SmartScreen filter and how does it help protect me?
 

SmartScreen filter is a feature of Windows Internet Explorer 8. It is designed to help protect you from fraudulent unsafe websites trying to steal your personal information. SmartScreen filter also helps protect you from installing malicious software or malware, which are programs that demonstrate illegal, viral, fraudulent, or malicious behavior.
SmartScreen filter helps to protect you in three key ways:

  • It operates in the background as you browse the web, analyzing webpages and determining if they have any characteristics that might be suspicious. If it finds suspicious webpages, SmartScreen filter will display the "Are you trying to visit this website?" fly-out, giving you an opportunity to provide feedback and advising you to proceed with caution.
  • SmartScreen filter checks the sites you visit against an up-to-the-hour, dynamic list of reported phishing sites and malicious software sites. If it finds a match, SmartScreen filter will show you a red warning notifying you that the site has been blocked for your safety.
  • SmartScreen filter also checks files downloaded from the web against the same dynamic list of reported malicious software sites. If it finds a match, SmartScreen filter will show a red warning notifying you that the download has been blocked for your safety.
How do I turn off SmartScreen filter?
 
In Windows Internet Explorer 8, click the Safety button. In the fly-out menu select SmartScreen Filter, and then click Turn off SmartScreen Filter. In the dialog box that appears, select Turn off SmartScreen Filter and click OK