Enable or Disable SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10

Edited by Lukward Thomason, VisiHow, Eng

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    The first thing that we need to do is open the start menu by clicking the lower-left corner of the screen.
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    Then, we click "Settings".
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    When "Settings" opens, we need to scroll down and click "Privacy".
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    Now, we need to click the toggle below "Turn on SmartScreen Filter to check web content (URLs) that Windows Store apps use". We simply click the toggle to turn it on. "SmartScreen Filter" will be enabled.
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This concludes our tutorial on how to enable or disable "SmartScreen Filter" on Windows 10 computers. Thank you for watching VisiHow! If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.

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Disabling SmartScreen Filter Windows 10?

I followed the guide but it still reads that the filter is active even after validating that's its turned off in the Windows 10 settings. Is there a difference in 32 bit vs. 64 bit?. I have tried: Disabling Settings, Validating settings disabled and Hard restart. Functionally it should be disabled but I still receive a blocked by SmartScreen Filter warning. I think it was caused by: Microsoft

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    Open Edge. You can do that by pressing the Windows key, typing "Edge", and pressing "Enter".
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    Click the triple-dot icon in the top-right corner of Edge
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    Click "Settings".
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    Click "View Advanced Options" in "Settings".
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    Disable "Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads with SmartFilter".
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Recent edits by: VisiHow, Lukward Thomason

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