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Configure Internet Explorer for better internet security

Configure Internet Explorer for better internet security


Internet Explorer offers 4 different levels of protection, all of them depending on the sites that you are browsing, and how well you know them: Trusted, Restricted, Internet or Intranet and Local.

Classifying the sites that you are visiting and configuring Internet Explorer can help you browse the internet without the danger of harmful ActiveX and Java applications being downloaded and installed.


  1. Click on the Tools menu from the upper side of the browser window.
  2. Then choose Internet Options.
  3. A new window will appear on the screen. Click on the Security tab.
  4. Internet Explorer classifies your browsed websites in 4 security levels: Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted and Restricted. You can configure different settings for each level, you just need to select it.
  5. You can select the button Default Level for the default security settings.
  6. The Medium Level it’s the most indicated for Internet Browsing. It can protect you from harmful applications, and at the same time allow you to browse almost any site.
  7. You can also select the Custom Level which you can configure by your own characteristics.


  1. LOW – minimum protection. Almost any site can be browsed and you can download any file. It’s recommended for trusted sites.
  2. MEDIUM-LOW – the same settings as for MEDIUM but without the warnings. Harmful ActiveX applications will not be downloaded. It’s recommended for your local network.
  3. MEDIUM – functional and safe browsing. You will get warnings if you are about to download some suspicious applications. ActiveX applications will not be downloaded. It’s recommended for most sites.
  4. HIGH – it’s the safest browsing level but the least functional. Any suspicious application will be closed. It’s recommended for potentially harmful sites.
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