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SmartScreen automatically blocks malicious websites and downloads.

SmartScreen Filter is designed to help protect you from evolving web threats. If a malicious website is detected, the entire site is blocked, but it can also provide a “surgical block” of malware hosted on legitimate websites—blocking just the malicious content without affecting the rest of the site.

You can enable or disable SmartScreen Filter at any time. Learn more at the SmartScreen Filter: FAQ.

*As of April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Internet Explorer 8 is no longer available, including security patches that help protect your PC.

If you continue to use Internet Explorer 8 after support ends, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks. If you connect your PC to the Internet and use Internet Explorer 8 to surf the web after support ends, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats. Learn more.