SmartScreen Filter is one of the greatest security measures in Internet Explorer 8 which protects you from phishing attacks, online fraud, and spoofed websites, as well as websites that distribute malicious software.
We will discuss the following two things in this post:
- What is SmartScreen Filter
- How To Enable/Disable The SmartScreen Filter
What is SmartScreen Filter
SmartScreen Filter is the advanced form of the Phishing Filter which was available in Internet Explorer 7. It is designed to warn you if the website which you are visiting is impersonating another website or if it contains threats to you computer. Therefore, it plays a critical role in keeping you safe online.
Enable/Disable SmartScreen Filter
In order to enable or disable this feature you can go through the following simple steps. First launch Internet Explorer and go to the Safety option, here you will see the SmartScreen Filter option.
Now in order to enable or disable it, just click the drop down menu which is available next to this option and Turn Off SmartScreen Filter if it is enabled or Turn On Smart Screen Filter if it is disabled.