IE8 Smartscreen Filter

  birdface 10:41 26 Jul 10

Just had a look at PCA News and was reading about the smart screen filter.
I was just wondering if it was something new so checked under Tools and there it was.
For all of the time I have used IE8 I never really noticed it before.
It was switched off so now have it switched on.
Anyone else like me and have not used it before.
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Has it helped anyone on here and does it just give you a warning of a bad site.

  birdface 10:48 26 Jul 10

Just another question does it work automatically or do you have to check on every website that you think maybe infected.

  rawprawn 10:59 26 Jul 10

It comes under "Safety" in my IE8, and as far as I know it is automatic for each website. However you can have a website checked, it sends a report to Microsoft or alternately you can report a bad website.

  bravedancer 11:55 26 Jul 10

I don't think it's automatic.
I believe you have to check manually.

  birdface 11:55 26 Jul 10

Ok thanks for the advice.
Just checked on a bad site warning from WOT.
And nothing.
So not sure what to expect.
Will it not open a bad website.
I did notice that there seemed to be less warnings signs from Wot when browsing.
Never mid I will keep it switched on and see if I notice any difference.

  mooly 12:03 26 Jul 10

It's automatic as I have occasionally had a "windows" message like this.
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If you click the "safety" tab on IE8 and hover on smartscreen filter you will see options.

It's worth knowing as if ever your AV pops a warning up you can go to this to report that particular site.

  birdface 12:08 26 Jul 10

Yes not sure how it actually works.
Went to a few bad sites with WOT warnings and checked the web sites using smart screen Filter.
But nothing shows.
So not sure what to expect.

  birdface 12:19 26 Jul 10

Thanks for that it helps a lot.
Now I know what to expect.

  RGB76 13:21 26 Jul 10

Make a download of something and look in the left hand corner of the save box, it checks all your downloads and tells you if they are safe or not..


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