How To Bypass SmartScreen Filter (Windows Protected Your PC)

SmartScreen Filter is a security module that is integrated into several Microsoft products. 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.

A new version of SmartScreen Filter has been integrated into the Windows 8 and 10. Whenever you execute a file that you have downloaded from the Internet, it is first checked by SmartScreen Filter against a database. Files that cannot be identified are blocked automatically, and a warning is displayed instead.

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Windows protected your PC

Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized program from starting. Running this program might put your PC at risk.

The only two options on the screen are the highlighted OK button, and a more info link that is nearly as distinguishable from the background. A click on OK closes the message and blocks the executable from being started. If you want to start the program, you need to click on More Info. This changes the Windows protected your PC screen slightly.

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Microsoft displays publisher and program information, and a run anyway button. The program will be executed on your system if you click on that button.

Originally posted in: onin Tutorials, Windows – Last Update: 7

Leonardo Daga

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