1.11.1 Ensure 'Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen' is set to 'Enabled'

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This policy setting allows configuration of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. Microsoft Defender SmartScreen helps to identify phishing and malware websites and to make informed decisions about downloads.

The recommended state for this setting is Enabled.


Windows Defender SmartScreen can provide messages and warnings to users to help thwart phishing attempts and malicious software.


None - this is the default behavior.


To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Edge\SmartScreen settings\Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen

Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template MSEdge.admx/adml that can be downloaded from Microsoft here.

Default Value:

Not Configured - But the user can change this setting.

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