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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/what-is-smartscreen-and-how-can-it-help...

When you use the new Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen helps you identify reported phishing and malware websites and also helps you make informed decisions about downloads. SmartScreen helps protect you in three ways: As you browse the web, it analyzes pages and determines if they might be suspicious.

https://docs.microsoft.com/.../microsoft-defender-smartscreen-overview

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. ...

https://docs.microsoft.com/.../microsoft-defender-smartscreen-set-individual-device

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 potentially ...

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/smartscreen-faq-3743a978-cc4f-05e0...

SmartScreen helps you identify reported phishing and malware websites and also helps you make informed decisions about downloads. SmartScreen helps protect you in three ways: As you browse the web, it analyzes pages and determines if they might be suspicious.