Setting Security Level to Medium-High in IE

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review and set security level to Medium-High for Internet Web sites in IE (Internet Explorer).

The next IE (Internet Explorer) option area to review and modify is related to security level settings.

1. Run IE and click "Tools > Internet Options" menu. Then click the "Security" tab.

2. Click on the "Internet" icon. The security level settings for "Internet" zone are displayed.

3. Review and change settings as suggested below:

Internet - This zone is for Internet websites, except those listed
in trusted and restricted zones.

Security level for this zone
   Medium-High
      - Appropriate for most websites
      - Prompts before downloading potential unsafe content
      - Unsigned ActiveX controls will not be downloaded

   [x] Enable Protected Mode

Note that some Web sites, link linkedin.com, may not work if the security level is set to "High". Here are details of the "High" level:

   High
      - Appropriate for websites that might have harmful content
      - Maximum safeguards
      - Less secure features are disabled

4. Click the "Trusted sites" icon, then the "Sites" button. You will see a list of trusted sites.

5. Review each site and delete any site that you are not sure to trust or not.

6. Click "Ok" to save changes.

The picture below shows medium high security level settings in IE:
Setting Security Level to Medium-High in IE

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Up To Date

 Home Page and History Options for IE

 Deleting History Files in IE

Setting Security Level to Medium-High in IE

 Setting Privacy Level to Medium High in IE

 Disabling Form Auto-Completion in IE

 Disabling Extension Add-Ons in IE

 Disabling Search Engines in IE

 Disabling Accelerators in IE

 Adding Tracking Protection List in IE

 Building Tracking Protection List in IE

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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