Internet Explorer is the browser made by Microsoft, which is a part of the standard set of components during the installation of the Windows OS. For secure browsing in Internet Explorer, you must configure the enhanced security settings, designed to protect your computer and personal information against viruses and other cybercriminal activities. We are going to show you how to do just that. Just follow a step-by-step guide: how to enhance the security in Internet Explorer.
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How To Enhance The Security In Internet Explorer
The internet is always full of viruses and the software developers don’t have time to immediately produce the necessary patches with the updated virus databases. In addition, anti-virus software can’t always protect your computer from all types of viruses.
In order to help the users and to protect them, Microsoft equipped Internet Explorer with the enhanced security system. It provides three levels of security and you can choose one according to your needs:
High: the increased security, the browser can lock all the websites that represent any danger to the user.
Medium: ideal for most of the users, and it is intended for view the checked and secured websites, working over a secure protocol https. The unknown websites will be abandoned.
Low: the lowest security level. It has the bottommost resistance to malicious code.
Adding a new site to the trusted list of websites
If you want the normal display of Internet pages when the enhanced security is activated, you should add the website to the exception list. You can do it by following these instructions:
- Click on settings button at the top-right corner of Internet Explorer window and open “Internet Options”.
- Click on Security tab.
- Go to “Trusted sites” and click on “Sites” section.
- Enter the address and the name of the site and click on the “add” button.
- Click on “Close” and restart the browser.
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