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    SmartScreen Technology

    I do not use the Internet Explorer browser. How do I Install & use The SmartScreen Filter on Windows 8.1?

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    Windows SmartScreen is enabled by default in Windows 8:

    Microsoft SmartScreen for Internet Explorer and now for Windows too
    We understand that Internet Explorer isn’t the only way you download applications from the Internet, so Windows now uses SmartScreen to perform an application reputation check the first time you launch applications that come from the Internet.

    Building Windows 8: Protecting you from malware


    It can be disabled or re-enabled from Action Center:
    How to Turn Off or Disable the SmartScreen Filter In Windows 8 or 8.1


    Using a browser other than IE would not include the separate SmartScreen filtering which warns of malicious web sites:
    How to Report a Malicious Website to the SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer


    Bruce

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