In this tutorial, you can see step by step how you can prevent the download of executable files from the Internet by "Microsoft Defender SmartScreen" on Microsoft Edge. "File isn’t commonly downloaded. Make sure you trust file before you open it."
The new features of Windows 11 and especially of Microsoft Edge are increasingly focused on the security and protection of users against cyber attacks. From the series of security measures of Microsoft Edge is also part of "Microsoft Defender SmartScreen” whereby potentially malicious files are blocked when the user tries to download them from the Internet or an internal network.
ep_setup.exe isn’t commonly downloaded. Make sure you trust ep_setup exe before you open it.
ep_setup.exe it is a safe executable, the fact that it has not been downloaded by a large number of users and it is not a common file, users who want to download it need to follow some steps.
1. Click on the three dots next to the warning message, then click "Keep” in the menu that opens.
You can also report this file as safe by clicking “Report this file as safe".
2. In the next dialog box, click on the "Keep anyway".
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen couldn’t verify if this file is safe because it isn’t commonly downloaded. Make sure you trust the file you’re downloading or its source before you open it.
Once the file is saved, it will be executable, but confirmation will be required UAC (User Account Control).
This way you will be able to download and run .exe, .msi executables via Microsoft Edge. However, it is not recommended to do this if you are not sure that the executable file is safe. It is also recommended to use antivirus software as a protection measure.