SmartScreen was introduced to warn users about malicious installs on computers running Windows 8.1.
It was designed to help protect users from the threats that come from unauthorized or malicious software and apps. However, for those computer users who know what they’re doing, take advantage of anti-virus software, and acquire software and apps from legitimate sources, the SmartScreen is just another thing in the way of getting to install or use something they’ve already checked out.
How do I disable SmartScreen and save an additional step in the installation or launching of application on a PC? What precautions should be taken once SmartScreen is disabled, if any?