How to get rid of smartscreen on & smartscreen off

By hojo2012 ·
my niece has forgotten or will not say what she has done to the desktop but it displays smartscreen on and smartscreen off on the bottom of the screen with a line constantly going backwards and forwards. I have removed some programs that looked like yhey might be the culprit to no evail. I have also turned off smart dithering which did not resolve it also reverting the OS back to an earlier configuration did not work. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm not really sure what is going on here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How to get rid of smartsc ...

But Smartscreen can be one of several different applications or Plug ins.

there is a Smart Screen Application for the iPhone but the most likely one on a Windows computer is a Plug in for Infernal Exploder. A full explanation is available here


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by hojo2012 In reply to I'm not really sure what ...

thanks for the reply but it's not that smartscreen. It seems to have come from one of the image editing programs but i can't seem to narrow it down, have deleted iphone and a few others but it still displays smartScreen on in bottom right hand corner and smartScreen off in bottom left hand corner with a line constantly going backwards and forwards in whatever browser or program is open, very annoying.

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I'm not really sure what's happening here then

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to smartscreen

But if there was a iPhone connected to this I would be looking at all of the installed apps involved with that not being removed.


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ctrl shift esc

by seanferd In reply to smartscreen

Will bring up the Task manager.

Look for a process name that resembles smart screen.

If you find such a process, enter the exact name into the windows search box, and allow windows to search every drive until you find the file.

Right-click the search result and select Open Containing folder.

You should now be in the folder where the program lives, and then you should have some better idea what it belongs to.

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