How to Report a Malicious Website to the SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer 9

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One of Microsoft’s leading technologies that protect us from the dangerous web is the SmartScreen filter in Internet Explorer. Since the filter is crowd-sourced, it helps tremendously if you do your part, so let’s take a look at how to report a malicious website.

Reporting a website in Internet Explorer is made extremely easy and can be done from the Tools menu.

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Navigate over to the safety section.

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Now click on the Report unsafe website option.

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This will open a new page where you will be asked if you think the site is performing a phishing attack or distributing malware respectively. Check the box most appropriate to your situation or both if necessary, fill in the CAPTCHA and hit the submit button.

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That’s all it takes to do your part if you stumble upon a malicious website, providing you use Internet Explorer of course.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+