How to Unblock a File Blocked by Windows Defender SmartScreen in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with an impressive security feature arsenal, and most of it is grouped under a central hub now called Windows Security.

Also home of the Windows Defender Antivirus, Windows Security includes tools which can block malware before it reaches your data, and this is part of a more aggressive approach that makes prevention a priority on every Windows 10 device.

SmartScreen, for example, is part of this stage, and it warns you whenever files that you want to launch could pose a threat to your device.

Basically, SmartScreen was originally implemented in Microsoft’s browsers to alert whenever users tried to load potentially dangerous websites. In Windows 10, Windows Defender SmartScreen can also let you know when the files that you try to launch could harm the computer.

The warning that Windows Defender SmartScreen displays when potentially dangerous applications are detected is the following:

“Windows protected your PC. Windows Defender SmartScreen prev… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.