"SmartScreenSpecific" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\AppID\SmartScreenSpecific" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\AppID\SmartScreenSpecific" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\AppID\SmartScreenSpecific" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: SmartScreenSpecific
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\AppID
Description: Task that collects data for SmartScreen in Windows
Actions: Custom handler
Triggers: At logon of any user
History:
   Information 7:50:47 Task completed
   Information 7:50:47 Action completed
   Information 7:50:47 Action started
   Information 7:50:47 Task started
   Information 7:50:47 Crea5 Task triggered on logon
   ...

"SmartScreenSpecific" is scheduled to run at logon time.

It is recommented to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\AppID\SmartScreenSpecific" enabled as a scheduled task.

 

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