Disable Win 8.1 (64 Bit) Smart Screen?

JWA

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Complete noob here so bear that in mind please.......

Trying to download and install the latest version of SABnzb v3.7. , currently have v3.1.1 running without problems or issues but think it might be prudent having the latest version. Something called "smart screen" stops the downloaded file from opening and being installed. My computer is HP built but I cannot find a way to disable that feature allowing me to update that particular feature.

ANY help would be appreciated, talk to me like a 3 year old but not that tech savvy!

TIA
 

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Teeotsa

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Disable Windows Defender service, works fine for me.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7 3770
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75 Pro3-M
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    HyperX Fury DDR3 2x4GB 1866MHz + 2x2GB Samsung Sticks (12 GB Total)
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    NVIDIA GTX 560 TI
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    1920x1080
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    Some :) Enough for me
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    10 Mb/s Down | 2Mb/s Up
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    Google Chrome 108, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 80, Edge 107
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    No third-party Antivirus software is installed on my system.
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    No Windows Update/Windows Defender & Antivirus Software on my system.

Teeotsa

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Try from Control Panel :)

Control Panel > System and Security > Action Center > Change Windows SmartScreen settings

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7 3770
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75 Pro3-M
    Memory
    HyperX Fury DDR3 2x4GB 1866MHz + 2x2GB Samsung Sticks (12 GB Total)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 560 TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Some :) Enough for me
    Internet Speed
    10 Mb/s Down | 2Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome 108, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 80, Edge 107
    Antivirus
    No third-party Antivirus software is installed on my system.
    Other Info
    No Windows Update/Windows Defender & Antivirus Software on my system.

JWA

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^^^ Thanks for sharing that bit of information--will be helpful in the future I'm sure.

So it seems I have Win 8 Pro w/Media Center so now the challenge becomes finding what download update link I need to use for the desired update. I'm sure this is a relatively simple process and yet it escapes me. I'm probably going to need a remote assistance helper accomplishing this chore.
 

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    Win8.1 Pro

ChristianMorris

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In general, if you are trying to download and install a new version of the software and you are having trouble with a "smart screen" feature, there are a few things you can try.

First, you can try disabling the smart screen feature in your operating system. To do this, you will need to follow the instructions for your specific operating system. For example, in Windows 10, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and type "smart screen" in the search box.
  2. Click on the "Change SmartScreen settings" option.
  3. In the SmartScreen settings window, click on the "Change settings" link.
  4. In the next window, scroll down to the "Security" section and look for the "SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge" option.
  5. Click on the drop-down menu next to this option and select the "Off" option.
Alternatively, you can try bypassing the smart screen feature by right-clicking on the downloaded file and selecting the "Run as administrator" option. This should allow you to install the software, even if the smart screen feature is blocking it.

Another option is to check the website where you downloaded the software to see if there are any known issues or compatibility problems with the smart screen feature. You may need to download a different version of the software or follow specific instructions provided by the website to install it properly.
 

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  • OS
    Win11
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    PC/Desktop
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