turned off "Smartscreen" but it still blocks downloads

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I turned off "Smartscreen" at" Control Panel\System and Security\Security and Maintenance\Change Security and Maintenance settings" but it STILL blocks downloads.

I believe one of the criteria for being unacceptable to "Smartscreen" is that a file in infrequently downloaded. Not a useful criteria in MHO.
 
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Smart screen is not turned off at your given location, that only turns off messages.

Go to Windows Defender Security Centre (the shield icon in the systray) > App and browser control.
 

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The only setting that seemed relevant was turn off "real-Time Protection" but I don't want to go that far.
 
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I turned off "Smartscreen" at" Control Panel\System and Security\Security and Maintenance\Change Security and Maintenance settings" but it STILL blocks downloads.

I believe one of the criteria for being unacceptable to "Smartscreen" is that a file in infrequently downloaded. Not a useful criteria in MHO.
Now when you go into this menu, you should see something called Change Window Smartscreen Settings. Click it, a window pops up about Unrecognized Apps, and will give you three different options. The bottom option will turn off Smartscreen. Click OK, and reboot your system. Should be fine from there.
 
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