How do I protect my Windows computer when using Internet Explorer (IE)?Share & Print
- Open up a session of Internet Explorer.
- Click Tools and then click Internet Options.
- Click the Security tab.
- Click the internet icon and then click the Custom Level button.
- Choose Medium from the drop down menu at the bottom and then click the Reset button.
- If prompted, click Yes and then click OK.
- Click Custom Level again.
At this point you will see several headings. Set the following options as indicated.
.NET Framework-reliant components
- Run components not signed with Authenticode: Disable.
- Run components signed with Authenticode: Prompt.
ActiveX controls and plug-ins
- Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt.
- Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disable.
- Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disable.
- Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Enable.
- Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting: Prompt.
- Access data sources across domains: Disable.
- Drag and drop or copy and paste files: Prompt.
- Installation of desktop items: Prompt.
- Launching programs and files in an IFRAME: Prompt.
- Navigate sub-frames across different domains: Prompt.
- Software channel permissions: High safety.
- Userdata persistence: Disable.
- Allow paste operations via script: Prompt.
- Scripting of Java applets: Prompt.
After you set these options, keep clicking OK until you are back to the normal view of Internet Explorer.