May 19, 2017 · How to Disable the SmartScreen Filter In Windows 8 or 10 May 19, 2017 / pcproactive The SmartScreen filter built into Windows automatically scans applications, files, downloads, and websites, blocking known-dangerous content and warning you before you run unknown applications. Jul 04, 2017 · Windows 10. RELATED: How the SmartScreen Filter Works in Windows 8 and 10. Starting with Windows 10’s Creators Update, SmartScreen settings are now located in the Windows Defender Security Center interface. Launch the “Windows Defender Security Center” shortcut in your Start menu to open it. Aug 18, 2018 · How to Disable Windows SmartScreen in Windows 10. 1. To disable the SmartScreen, you first need to open the Windows Security Center. You can do this directly from your system tray in the taskbar. Look for the small arrow in the bottom right corner of your screen. Once clicked you’ll see a shield icon, which is your Security Center. 2.