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Microsoft Defender SmartScreen determines whether a downloaded app or app installer is potentially malicious by: Checking downloaded files against a list of reported malicious software sites and programs known to be unsafe. If it finds a match, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen shows a warning to let the user know that the site might be malicious. ...

SmartScreen checks the sites you visit against a dynamic list of reported phishing sites and malicious software sites. If it finds a match, SmartScreen will show you a warning letting you know that the site has been blocked for your safety.

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is a service that Microsoft Edge uses to keep you safe while you browse the web. Microsoft Defender SmartScreen provides an early warning system against websites that might engage in phishing attacks or attempt to distribute malware through a focused attack.

To use Windows Security to set up Microsoft Defender SmartScreen on a device. Open the Windows Security app, and then select App & browser control > Reputation-based protection settings.. In the Reputation-based protection screen, choose from the following options:. In the Check apps and files area:. On. Warns users that the apps and files being downloaded from the web are …

The Smartscreen is blocking installation of our software, Clone Files Checker. Our users are facing problem installing the program on their Windows 10 computers. I am the developer of the application and our company has a good reputation. Updating Windows Defender definitions has not fixed the problem. I am contacting you guys again and again.