Windows 8 to use SmartScreen Security

From Long Zheng:

Apparently Windows 8 will use SmartScreen as a security feature.

SmartScreen is practically a dynamic list of known “illegal, viral, fraudulent, or malicious” URLs that Microsoft manually or algorithmally identifies. It uses this list to compare the link or executes a user visits or downloads, warning if there’s a match.

It will proactively check the filesystem and attempt to stop and downloads that are foreign to it.

Source: I Started Something

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (

  • Randall Lind

    All we need iis a feature that will not let you install Firefox or some other program