SmartScreen app reputation demonstration

Test how Microsoft Defender for Endpoint SmartScreen helps you identify phishing and malware websites based on App reputation.

Scenario requirements and setup

  • Windows 10
  • Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge browser required
  • To turn ON/OFF, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Open Windows Security > App & browser control > Check apps and files

Scenario Demos

Known good program

This program has a good reputation; the download should run uninterrupted:

Unknown program

Because the program download doesn't have sufficient reputation to ensure that it's trustworthy, SmartScreen will show a warning before running the program download.

  • Unknown program

    Launching this link should render a message similar to the following:

    SmartScreen doesn't have sufficient reputation information about the download file, and warns the user to stop or proceed with caution.

Known malware

This download is known malware; SmartScreen should block this program from running.

  • Known malware

    Launching this link should render a message similar to the following:

    Screenshot showing how SmartScreen detects a file download with an unsafe reputation.; the download is blocked.

Learn more

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen Documentation

See also

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint - demonstration scenarios