Windows 8 Smart Screen , a feature that enables blocking of Malicious files on Windows 8. It prevents launching malicious software on Windows 8 desktop . This feature is currently being used in Internet Explorer 9 as well Windows Live Messenger 2011 . As soon as you try to run a malicious file in IE9 , the link is thus scanned and if found blacklisted prevents the user to block these websites .
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1. Windows 8 SmartScreen will act as built in Anti-virus (such as Windows Security Essentials)
2. It will block Malicious software’s from running as well as downloading on the system .( Blacklisted Softwares)