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Enable Smart Screen Filter for Internet Explorer in Windows 10

The Smart Screen Filter can warn you not to visit the websites that have been reported to Microsoft for containing threats to your PC such as revealing personal or financial information, and alert you when you download the programs which have been reported as unsafe. Therefore, it is necessary to learn how to enable it for safety protection, and this article particularly introduces two methods to turn on Smart Screen Filter for IE in Windows 10.

Video guide on how to enable Smart Screen Filter in Windows 10 IE:

2 ways to enable Smart Screen Filter for IE in Windows 10:

Way 1: Turn on Smart Screen Filter in Internet Explorer.

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer.

Step 2: Click the top-right gear icon, open Safety and choose Turn on SmartScreen Filter.

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Step 3: Make sure Turn on SmartScreen Filter is selected and tap OK.

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Way 2: Enable Smart Screen Filter in Internet Options.

Step 1: Type internet options in the search box on taskbar and hit Internet Options in the result.

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Step 2: As the Internet Properties window appears, open Advanced, select Enable SmartScreen Filter and click OK.

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Step 3: Tap OK.

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Tip: The setting will take effect after you restart your PC.

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