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Internet Explorer SmartScreen Filter - Report Unsafe Website

How to Report an Unsafe Website with SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer
Published by Brink
07 Mar 2011
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How to Report an Unsafe Website with SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer

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This will show you how to either report a website as unsafe or report a website flagged as unsafe as safe with SmartScreen Filter in IE8, IE9, or IE10.






OPTION ONE
To Report Unsafe Website with SmartScreen Filter
1. In IE8, IE9, IE10, open the website in a tab that you want to report as being unsafe, and do step 2 or 3 below.
NOTE: In Windows 8, this would only apply to the IE10 desktop version, and not the IE10 Metro (Windows UI) version.

2. Click/tap on Tools on the Menu bar, SmartScreen Filter, and Report unsafe website, then go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)
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3. Click/tap on the gear icon at the top right, click/tap on Safety, and Check this website, then go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)
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4. A new Internet Explorer window will open to a Microsoft webpage for you to fill out to report the website as unsafe. When finished, click/tap on the Submit button. (see screenshot below)
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OPTION TWO
To Report a Website Flagged as Unsafe by SmartScreen Filter as Safe

NOTE: This option is if you get a SmartScreen Filter warning page that website that you know is safe has been flagged as unsafe, and you would like to report that the website is actually safe.
1. In the warning page, click/tap on More information to expand it. (see screenshot below)
Internet Explorer SmartScreen Filter - Report Unsafe Website-unsafe_website.jpg
2. Click/tap on the Report that this site does not contain threats link. (see screenshot above)

3. A new Internet Explorer window will open to a Microsoft webpage for you to fill out to report the website as safe. When finished, click/tap on the Submit button. (see screenshot below)
Internet Explorer SmartScreen Filter - Report Unsafe Website-report_safe.jpg
That's it,
Shawn





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07 Mar 2011   #1
Orbital Shark

 
 

Another fine piece of work Shawn

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07 Mar 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Jeff.
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07 Mar 2011   #3
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Very timely Brink, nice one.
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07 Mar 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Golden.
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04 Jun 2012   #5
Webbiz

Windows 7
 
 
How do you report a safe site?

I've read how you can report a site as safe via a SmartScreen filter error.

But how does a website owner with a safe site do so when he does not himself get the error but has been told by others that they get the error?

How does he do this without having to rely on asking a customer to do it for him?

I cannot find a link anywhere on the web that allows a web owner with download software to do this.

Any help?
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