Posts Tagged ‘smartscreen’

Microsoft SmartScreen Filter gets Drive-By Attack Protection

Monday, December 21st, 2015

This feature is only available on Windows Edge and Internet Explorer 11, but since Microsoft is in the process of ending support for all IE versions prior to IE 11, then maybe that’s not really an issue.

Microsoft SmartScreen Filter is a protective feature integrated into the Windows operating system as well as Microsoft’s web browsers Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge that protects computer users from certain kinds of Internet-based attacks. It works similar to Google’s SafeBrowsing feature but is broader in scope as it is not limited to a single program but works system-wide.

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DoNotSpy10 – Configure Windows 10 Privacy settings

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

I think this is the third article I’ve read today regarding privacy problems with Windows 10 default settings. From what I’ve read, the solution is to either change the privacy settings manually, use a program like this one to do it automatically or stick with Windows 7 until Microsoft fixes the privacy problems.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system ships with quite a few default settings that users may find invasive. We have listed them all in our Windows 10 privacy overview, and if you went through the long guide, you may have noticed that it takes quite a bit of work to adjust them all. That’s where the free program DoNotSpy for Windows 10 comes to play. It provides you with options to set privacy settings from within its interface with just a couple of clicks.

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How to Bypass SmartScreen Filter (Windows Protected Your PC) in Windows 8

Friday, February 10th, 2012

This is not a good sign; Windows 8 hasn’t even been released yet, and people are already writing articles to describe how to defeat some of its more annoying features …

SmartScreen Filter is a security module that is integrated into several Microsoft products such as Internet Explorer or Windows Live Messenger. It basically warns users if they are about to open a potentially dangerous website or file. A warning is displayed and it is up to the user to continue or stop at this point. The filter has been criticized in the past for being too obtrusive and annoying, criticism that it shares with the User Account Control feature.

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Bypass the Microsoft SmartScreen Filter

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Here’s a cool trick …

Microsoft SmartScreen Filter is a technology used in several Microsoft products, including Internet Explorer but also Windows Live applications such as Windows Live Messenger. Internet Explorer users can disable the SmartScreen Filter in the browser directly by going to Tools > Safety > Turn Off SmartScreen Filter.

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