Prevent managing SmartScreen Filter

This policy setting prevents the user from managing SmartScreen Filter, which warns the user if the website being visited is known for fraudulent attempts to gather personal information through "phishing," or is known to host malware.

If you enable this policy setting, the user is not prompted to turn on SmartScreen Filter. All website addresses that are not on the filter's allow list are sent automatically to Microsoft without prompting the user.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user is prompted to decide whether to turn on SmartScreen Filter during the first-run experience.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 9.0
Select SmartScreen Filter mode


  1. Off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter
    Value NameEnabledV9
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. On
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter
    Value NameEnabledV9
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1


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