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Configure Windows SmartScreen

This policy setting allows you to manage the behavior of Windows SmartScreen. Windows SmartScreen helps keep PCs safer by warning users before running unrecognized programs downloaded from the Internet. Some information is sent to Microsoft about files and programs run on PCs with this feature enabled. If you enable this policy setting Windows SmartScreen behavior may be controlled by setting one of the following options:• Require approval from an administrator before running downloaded unknown software• Give user a warning before running downloaded unknown software• Turn off SmartScreenIf you disable or do not configure this policy setting Windows SmartScreen behavior is managed by administrators on the PC by using Windows SmartScreen Settings in Action Center. Options:• Require approval from an administrator before running downloaded unknown software• Give user a warning before running downloaded unknown software• Turn off SmartScreen


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> System # EnableSmartScreen; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> System # EnableSmartScreen

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> File Explorer

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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