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Windows smartscreen

  1. #1


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 pro x64

    Windows smartscreen


    Hello , i've a problem with windows smartscreen. This feature is disabled and i cannot activate it. Ive added a screenshot showing my problem. Any ideas of what to do are welcome
    Edit: Im using AVG internet security 2014.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    AVG has probably taken over administrative privileges related to that setting.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Naidz,

    You might see if using step 2 in OPTION FOUR of the tutorial below may be able to allow you to set Windows SmartScreen again.

    Windows SmartScreen - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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