App & browser control in Windows Security

Applies to: Security

App & browser control in Windows Security provides the settings for Windows Defender SmartScreen, which helps protect your device from potentially dangerous apps, files, websites, and downloads.

 

App & browser control in Windows Security

The settings on the App & browser control page let you:

  • Block unrecognized apps, files, malicious sites, downloads, and web content.
  • Set up warnings for unrecognized apps, files, malicious sites, downloads, and web content.
  • Turn off blocking and warnings altogether.

Exploit protection for your device

Exploit protection is already running and protecting your device, and your device is set up with the protection settings that work best for most people. However, you can always customize the settings for your device and the programs you run. If you manage devices and programs in an organization, you can use the export feature to share customized exploit protection settings across all of the devices in your organization.

Learn more about exploit protection