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    If Microsoft Edge won't let you download a file you know is fine, use this guide to bypass the SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10.
    Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 is likely your default web browser, and it aims to offer a modern and secure browsing experience on the web. However, you'll sometimes notice that files you try to download will get blocked by the SmartScreen Filter, even when you know the files are safe.
    What is SmartScreen Filter?

    SmartScreen Filter is a security feature designed to protect you from internet threats. It automatically identifies and blocks sites and files if they're known by Microsoft to be unsafe. It works by sending information to Microsoft to check against a dynamic list of reported sites and files. If there is a match, SmartScreen Filter will alert you and block the content.
    Usually, SmartScreen Filter works well, but sometimes it may become overprotective and prevent you from downloading safe content. Thankfully, Microsoft Edge still allows you to download blocked files. You can even disable the feature, although that's not recommended because it would leave the browser vulnerable and could harm your computer.

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    02-03-2017 03:11 PM

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