IE9 – Turn Off Smart Screen Filter In Internet Explorer 9

IE9 feature a smart screen filter which might help to safely browse the web by checking the websites you visit for threats.

What Is Smart Screen Filter ?

SmartScreen Filter is a feature in Internet Explorer that helps detect phishing websites. It can also help protect you from installing malicious software or malware, which are programs that demonstrate illegal, viral, fraudulent, or malicious behavior.

But some of the users using Ie9 don’t want to use this feature as it decreases the overall browsing speed and they would rather want to turn it off

Follow the procedure below to turn off smart screen filter in IE9

1. Run IE9 and go to Settings >> Safety >> Turn off Smart Screen Filter as shown in the image below.


2. Now select the option to turn off the smart screen filter and press Ok button as shown in the image below.


Note: Smart Screen Filter is a very useful and security feature of Internet Explorer as it ensures safe web browsing, so better don’t disable it, unless you have any other similar software protecting you from online threats.


  1. Roger Halbheer says

    Sorry, I do not get this post: This is exactly the same as you would tell people to switch of AV and the Firewall and all the other protections for performance…
    Not really the best idea….
    Roger Halbheer
    Chief Security Advisor

  2. abhishek says

    @Roger – I agree this feature is very helpful for security, and safe web browsing. But many people using IE already have several other toolbars installed like google toolbar, yahoo toolbar and norton toolbar which already has features like smart screen filter – so it becomes an overload for some users and they would like to disable the smart screen filter.

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