How to turn the Internet Explorer Phishing Filter or the SmartScreen Filter on or off

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This article describes how to turn on or turn off the Phishing Filter in Windows Internet Explorer 7 and how to turn on or turn off the SmartScreen Filter in Windows Internet Explorer 8.

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We strongly recommend that you use the Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7 or the SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 to protect your personal and financial information. To have us turn on the SmartScreen or Phishing filter for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me


To turn on the SmartScreen or Phishing filter automatically, click the Fix this problem button or link. Then click Run now in the Automated Troubleshooting Services page and follow the steps in this wizard.

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Let me fix it myself

To turn on the SmartScreen or Phishing filter yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Close all Internet Explorer windows.
  2. Open a new Internet Explorer window.
  3. When you see the message that states that the "HP Smart Web Printing add-on can cause Internet Explorer to crash or to stop responding," click Always open Internet Explorer without this add-on.


Windows Internet Explorer 9

To turn the SmartScreen Filter on or off, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Tools icon, and then click Safety.
  2. Click one of the following items:
    • Turn On SmartScreen Filter
    • Turn Off SmartScreen Filter

  3. In the Microsoft SmartScreen Filter dialog box, select one of the following items, and then click OK:
    • Turn on SmartScreen Filter (recommended)
    • Turn off SmartScreen Filter
Internet Explorer 8

To turn the SmartScreen Filter on or off, follow these steps:
  1. Start Window Internet Explorer 8.
  2. On the Safety menu, point to SmartScreen Filter, and then click one of the following:
    • Turn On SmartScreen Filter
    • Turn Off SmartScreen Filter
  3. In the Microsoft SmartScreen Filter dialog box, click one of the following, and then click OK:
    • Turn on SmartScreen Filter (recommended)
    • Turn off SmartScreen Filter
For more information about the SmartScreen Filter, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
SmartScreen Filter-frequently asked questions
Internet Explorer 7

To turn the Phishing Filter on or off, follow these steps:
  1. Start Windows Internet Explorer 7.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Phishing Filer, and then click Turn On Automatic Website Checking or Turn Off Automatic Website Checking.
  3. Confirm the selection, and then click OK.
For more information about the Windows Internet Explorer 7 Phishing Filer filter, visit the following Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/online/phishing_filter.mspx
If you suspect that you have been a victim of fraud, visit the following Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/phishing/remedy.mspx


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Article ID: 930168 - Last Review: May 2, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • MSN 9.2 Premium Internet Software
  • Windows Live Toolbar
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