You can enable or disable the SmartScreen Filter for Microsoft Store apps in Windows 11/10 using Windows Security or Registry Editor. SmartScreen is, it is a feature that helps detect phishing websites, and can also help protect you from installing malicious software or malware. Whenever a malicious link or app in encountered, SmartScreen will display a warning.
We have already seen how to Turn Off SmartScreen Filter completely. Now let us see how to disable SmartScreen Filter for Microsoft Store apps.
Disable SmartScreen for Microsoft Store apps
You can Enable or Disable SmartScreen Filter for Microsoft Store apps in Windows 11/10 using the Windows Security or Registry Editor. To disable SmartScreen for Microsoft Store apps in Windows 10, follow these steps:
- Use the Start search
- Open Windows Security
- Click App & browser control
- Open Reputation-based protection settings
- Toggle the SmartScreen Filter for Microsoft Store apps switch to Off position.
You can also use the Windows Registry to turn on or off SmartScreen for Microsoft Store apps.
Press WinKey+R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
In the left pane of this location, create a new key. Right-click > New > Key. Name this key as AppHost.
Now in the left pane of this newly created key, create a DWORD value > Right-click > New > DWORD Value. Name the DWORD as EnableWebContentEvaluation. Double click on the DWORD to modify its value.
The values for EnableWebContentEvaluation DWORD are:
- 0 = Off
- 1 = On (Warn)
Entering 0 will turn off the SmartScreen for Microsoft Store apps.
Click OK and exit.
Hope you find the tip useful.
TIP: This post will help you if you see Windows SmartScreen can’t be reached right now message.