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Internet Explorer security settings issue

Q: Internet Explorer security settings issue

I've been having a problem for a while that has been quite annoying to me. I think it relates to XP service pack 2, but I'm not sure:

In Internet Explorer, under Tools>Internet Options>Security, there are two problems.
The first is that the security settings slider for internet refuses to change to anything below medium. It gives the error:
"The Recommended security level for this zone is 'Medium'. The level you have chosen is lower than this. Please choose a security level of of 'Medium' or higher."
This sounds like a security pack issue, as I noticed the problem right after installing it. But it still bothers me to not have the ability to override the default.

The second problem on the same window is the lack of a "Custom Level" button. The button is there, but grey and unclickable. This is relatively recent and corrosponds to my recent virus infection which I just got rid of.
This problem is much more aggrovating as it doesn't seem to be any type of spyware or virus, and it restricts browsing in many ways.

I have run McAfee and found no current viruses/worms/trojans. I also have run both of the latest editions/updates of SpyBot and Adaware.

Somehow these problems seem easy to fix, but, of course, I've been unable to find any solution. Any help would definitely be appreciated.

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I am using Internet Explorer 11 from Program Files folder which supposedly launches 64 bit applications. This Internet Explorer 11 settings from Tools Options of Custom Level and Advanced tabs Security features were if selected; Internet Explorer
11 64 bit simply refuses to load websites with host of other truly funny messages like US DOD official website found 'Not Secure' or Microsoft's own msftconnect.com 'This website is not secure' etc., with other websites like default Internet Explorer 11 webpage
doesn't loads fast enough even though all options favours fast loading with Advanced security features; WHY? this ultimately stops after all settings are set to default without single modification in Custom Settings or Advance Security features.
This coupled with Microsoft Edge's unpredictable website loading with frequent Network's internet connection disconnecting to the brink of unusability; nothing; even Microsoft Edge Reset won't resolve these scenarios.
And now Microsoft Edge DEV; with all above said problems and beta version errings uses 1.5 GB of 4G ISP full speed memory to send computer information to Microsoft within half day of 12 hrs. day, rest of day goes with crawling speed of ISP setted 64 Kbps
in short without internet connection; this happening on all days Microsoft Edge DEV use; now a days I use only Internet Explorer 11 64 bit strictly with Default Level & Advance Security features Resetted instead of selecting app... Read more

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I have just upgraded from IE6 to IE7 on PC with XP and SP2.
Everything works fine, except I always get the message that my security settings are at risk!
When I click on "fix it for me", the settings are not stored.
When I try to set the security settings to the default settiings then click OK, again the settings
are not stored.
This is very irritating and will cause me to go back to IE6, which is a bit annoying when my laptop uses IE7.
Can anyone help me to store my security settings, it seems so easy when you read the Help info!

A:Internet Explorer 7 Security Settings

Hello RonandSandra,Lets check your settings:To use Reset Internet Explorer Settings in Internet Explorer 7, follow these steps:Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.On the Advanced tab, click Reset.In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.When IE7 finishes restoring the default settings, click Close, and then click okay two times.Close IE7. The changes take effect the next time that you open your browser.See How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)

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Hi,A friend of mine is running Win XP and IE6.I have designed a web site for him which I have emailed to him for proof readings.Javascript has been used to disguise email addresses and an excel spread sheet is included as a download from a link.When trying to run the draft website from his machine in IE6 the script doesn't run but there is no security bar at the top of the browser window where you would normally expect to "click" to be able to select the option to allow it to. In his "Internet" and "Intranet" security settings "Active Scripting" is enabled.When he clicks on the link to download the excel file he gets a message which says something to the effect that "Security Settings will not allow download of this file".However, for a similar web site which I have designed and is published, which uses javascript for the menus, the menus appear as intended so clearly the script is executing. Further, on this site a word doc downloads with no problem.I have to confess I am stumped. Anyone have any ideas?ThanksDerek

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In the security setting under options, I want to add certain pages to the restricted sites list, however I'm not so sure about the formats I see as follows:


What are the prefix designations, and what format is best suited as an input for known pages that I'd like to block? CHEERS!

A:Internet Explorer Security Settings Question

G'day Debutante!

I think that pretty much is correct. You can block site with CA aswell (Also in Internet Option)

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I've been having problems off and on with my internet security lately. I can't download anything unless I set it lower than the default which isn't recommended by IE.

Anyway I decided to download Firefox today and I'm able to download but this one particular site won't let me upload anything because of my security settings:

I downloaded Firefox thinking it would solve this problem but it didn't. I turned off TrendMicro but nothing seems to work. At one point it would work in IE but I had to go another User Account. I don't plan on using IE so if anyone can assist me on how it can be fixed within Firefox I'd appreciate it.

A:Internet Explorer vs Firefox Security settings

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I am running Windows 2000 Professional and IE 6.

When I try to change the security settings in IE the buttons are greyed out and I cannot choose any options.

Can someone explain how to solve this?

Many Thanks

A:[Solved] Internet Explorer Security Settings

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I am trying to package a custom installation for Internet Explorer 10 using IEAK.  I am having some trouble with the Import Security Settings portion of the tool.
It is failing to import the security settings.  It says it has imported them, but upon installation the security settings have not been included in the IE 10 installation. 
Looking at the "INS" folder that is built and the custsec.inf file create there, I can see that only two security settings have been captured -- "1401" and "2500" and none of the other 50 or so security settings are collected
for any zone.
In addition, I have trusted sites set to not require HTTPS, but that selection is not captured into the custom IEAK generated browser installer.
Does anyone have any tips on how to successfully deploy a customized version of IE 10?  I am even more reliant now on IEAK since IEM mode was removed from Group Policy, so I reall need to figure out why it doesn't function correctly.

A:Internet Explorer 10 IEAK capturing Security Settings

When ActiveSetup is run on a 64bit OS, first all the 32bit ActiveSetup keys are run first, and the 64bit ActiveSetup keys are run second.

The problem is that IEAK is adding the CUSTOM ActiveSetup to the 32bit key, and the ie4uinit.exe is added to the 64bit key.  While the IEAK has an ">" listed in the GUID (to signal for it to run last) it runs "last" in the 32bit
ActiveSetup commands.  The 64bit ones (which the ie4uinit.exe is part of) all run after the 32bit stuff....
So it appears that IEAK is not designed to build an IE 10 installation that will run correctly on 64bit OSes.  The IEAK CUSTOM settings will always apply prior to the ie4uinit running.  I suppose this can be changed by further manipulating the
registry after IEAK customized IE 10 is installed and making sure the >{GUID} entry is moved to the 64bit registry.
I suppose another way to look at it is ie4uinit is not correctly noticing that that the user settings are already present in the user's registry and is wallpapering over them with the incorrect settings.  Either way, the end result is that the incorrect
settings are being configured for the user on first logon.

I find it difficult to believe that Microsoft IE team has messed this up and that no one has discovered it before.  (I'm not being sarcastic) That makes me question what I am doing that is incorrect because I can't  believe that a problem like
that would exist in a ... Read more

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I hope someone can help me work this out, it's driving me crazy!
I'll try to explain it in as few words as possible!
There is a website we need to access on which we're having trouble getting some of the buttons to display.  In short it works when the internet zone is set to "Medium" but not when it's "Medium-High" (I have added it to trusted sites
but in properties it shows as "Unknown Zone (Mixed)" so seems to use the "Internet Zone" settings.)
I am trying to track down which security setting is causing the issue.  To do this my plan was to make a note of all the settings that differ between Medium and Medium-High.  However if I set it to medium-high and manually change all the settings
to be identical to medium it still doesn't work... yet if I use the "Reset to: Medium" option at the bottom it does work!  This doesn't make any sense to me.
Are there other hidden stetting affected by the "Reset to" option that I can't change manually.
Any help would really be appreciated!  Thanks!

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Red Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Administrators
Amber Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Non-Administrators
Green Shield - IE Zones
When I click on the how to correct this it takes me to a Windows 2003 page not 2012 for the first issue

And page does not exist for the second issue ?
Any ideas ?

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I spent 2 days trying to get rid of the Internet Security 2010 trojan virus on a Pc on my home network. What an experience! Thanks to this website, you had the solution that removed the virus and put things back to 'normal'.

However, now IE does not find any website? I have email access no problem. I ran the MS diagnostics and it says that winsock is ok, but HTTP and FTP are not granting access. Did this virus change some port settings or anything like that?

It's weird, because it only happens with the login that I used to remove the virus. If I log on with another login on that PC, the Internet is accessible with no problem.

By the way, there were some left-over residue in the registry which I managed to clean up with no side effects. Search for IS2010 and just delete the entries. There were maybe 6 or 7 of them...not too bad.

ANy ideas out there on the IE problem? (I'm using version 6, SP3 on that particular PC).


Scott M.

A:Post Internet Security 2010 issue in Internet Explorer

Never mind...I found it. Evidently the Internet Security 2010 trojan changes the LAN setings in IE. That is, it turns on the proxy server setting on the Connection tab of the Internet Explorer options form. I unchecked it and we're in business again.

Just thought I'd share with everyone just in case

Scott M.

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I am used Exists activity for the popup but not able to reach it and is throwing me.
Cannot communicate with internet explorer browser.

Plz help me for issues/alternatives.

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Hi, I have been having some disturbing problems with my computer recently. After running a Spy Sweeper virus scan, I discovered a Trojan/Zlob virus which I thought I took care of by removing. Now, I am having troubles with my Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, as they will randomly decide to not load anything at all or only after hitting refresh at least 20 times. Typing in a URL takes ages and 3 times so farnone of my browsers were working and when i closed the browser window my computer immediately bluescreened and crashed. When I start Windows back up and report the error, I get a report saying it is caused by an unknown driver. I looked into my Add/Remove list and found Internet Explorer Security plugin 2006 and Internet Security Addon, whihc I thought were suspicious. I googled them and found that they were indeed malware caused by the Trojan/Zlob and I read that removing is in the Add/Remove list would not solve the problem. I dont know what else there may be on my computer, but I performed each step as reccomended in the prep guide for posting a hijackThis log file and I am still having these problems. How can I remove the malware?Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:28:36 PM, on 9/26/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Security Plug-in 2006 And Internet Security Addon In Add/remove List

Welcome to the BleepingComputer forum. We are currently studying your log and will have instructions for you shortly. Thank you for your patience.HijackThis is an analysis AND a repair tool. When you fix something in HijackThis, you are deleting a bad entry in the Windows Registry. In case of a mistake being made, there is a reversal for line entry deletions. HijackThis creates a new file which is a backup log of changes and you can reverse the line entry deletion. BUT...HijackThis needs a safe folder to keep these critical backup logs and a temp folder is definitely not safe as you might run Disk Cleanup and delete them. Please place HJT into ITS OWN PERMANANT FOLDER. You can do this by going to My Computer (Windows key+e). Double click on C: If the folder is hidden, click on show the contents of this folder. Right-click on a blank space in the right column and select New > Folder Name it HJT (C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe Move HijackThis.exe into this folder. When you run HijackThis.exe from the C:\HJT folder and have it Fixed checked, it will create a backup file of modifications to use which are easily accessible if restoring any files is necessary. If needed, HijackThis Folder Tutorial and How to Download, Extract and Run HijackThis.Another way to do this is: Please download HijackThis Self-installer. This is the easiest way to install HijackThis to your computer This is a complete installer that installs Hijac... Read more

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Hello all!

I'm sorry if this thread has been posted in the wrong place. I was unsure whether to stick in the networking topic but It kinda applies to both I guess.

My work have asked me to install Sage HR software so it stores the database on a central server and runs off other client computers.
The server isn't technically a server.. I.e it's not set as a domain controller tis just a stadard xp professional setup. there's only half a dozen or so computers on the network so it's just set as a workgroup. (apparently this software doesn't support domain controllers anyway) so I guess thats good. The support people said that it was a security issue, because when we tried to access the shared file from a client computer, I was denied access. I've since found this file and added all the appropriate permissions and can now view the contents of thefolder over the network. But when I try and install the software on the client machine, when it comes to linking the database, it doesn't recognise the path as a valid database. I suspect that there are further security settings that are blocking me. I know it's not the ports cos I've checked to see if they've been opened and they have. The software uses it's own embedded sql server. so I'm also wondering if it's something to do with how that service is trying to log on. But everything I've tried has resulted in failure.

Any assistance would be very much appreciated

Thanks in advance


A:Issue with security settings

Just bumping up my topic.

really need help here :(

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When I have Win2k logged in as Restricted user some programs don't remember the last directory used in a program, either while it is still open or after it has been closed then opened.
Just wondering if there is any security properties that do this sort of thing with explorer? If so where can I find them?

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Hi Team ,

In Windows Server 2012 R2, July 2020 IE security update if I install , then MS15-124 not needed to install or should I install that also

Any advice in this regard

Thanks & and regards S.Swaminathan Live & and let others live!!!

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I have reason to believe that someone has gotten into my personal laptop and has setup the built in Sync in Windows 8.1 and higher and has been connecting to my machine. Here is why: Netstat output from my machine where SettingSyncHost.exe is establishing
a connection out to an AWS IP address. Should this EXE be making a connection to the internet and if so what should it be connecting to. I can tell you here that it is not connecting back to Microsoft based on the gwhois site. According to file.net this
executable should not be connecting out to the internet. I must mention as well that I have never signed into any other machine with this Microsoft account ever before.
Can anyone tell me what the registry key "AccountsCount" represents in the following location?

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Hi All,

When I view files in Windows Explorer, I have my folder view set to 'List', and that is fine, but my DVD/CD drive always seems to default to 'Details' as opposed to my preferred 'List' setting. Is there any way to fix this so I may have my DVD view in Windows Explorer to 'List'?

Mike T.

A:Windows Explorer DVD drive folder settings issue

Have a look at this article : How to set a folder view in Explorer for all folders - List, Details, Tiles, Small or Large Icons | Winaero

Does this help?

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Hi all, I'm a new member. My problem is there is this 'your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded' error every time I try to download any file from the web. And this is not solved by ajusting all my security settings to low, enabling activex etc. So what could be wrong. I'm not behind any firewall or anything either.

A:Internet Security Settings

So you went to Internet Options and tried lowering your settings under the Privacy tab. Did you go to the Security tab and choose Default Level at the bottom?

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I have a WIN XP home SP2. When I try 2 change my internet security setting from medium to low, I get this error message: (attached image)

Does any1 know what could have cause this and how to solve it?


A:Internet Security Settings?!?


Does any1 knows how 2 solve this problem?????

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I'm running server 2012 and in internet explorer the internet security is set to high. I need to change this setting to Med to allow some sites to load. I also cant install Net frame works. Can some one help..

Eric Klotz

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I've seemed to have managed to download this thing and can't seem to get rid of it.

The log info is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:36, on 24/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Media-Codec\isamonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Media-Codec\pmsngr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:Internet Explorer Security Security Plugin 2006

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 Attach.txt   6.8KB
  0 downloadsMy computer was infected with the fake program Windows Vista Recovery, I followed the instructions on the removal guide and it fixed the issues with the computer. I downloaded and ran TDSS killer, Rkill, Unhide, and I have Malwarebytes Pro and scanned the computer and removed all infected files that it found, then I also went through my registry and deleted all files on the removal guide that were associated with the fake program. I ran the TDSS killer and nothing was happening, no window, no results, nothing was happening when I open the program. Internet Explorer is redirecting me to sites when I go to google and search and click on a link that have nothing in common with what I have clicked on. Also I am getting random popup windows with out clicking on the internet link on my desktop. I can not enable my protection on Malwarebytes because Windows Security center is saying that My Security Wall is reporting a format that is no longer supported. Thanks for any help. Here are the logs from DDS.

DDS (Ver_11-05-19.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Wowa at 17:22:31 on 2011-05-29
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1790.855 [GMT -5:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:�... Read more

A:Internet Redirect Issue and My Security Wall Format Issue

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator&#... Read more

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I am trying to figure out a way to have different settings (firewall filtering mode mostly) on different Windows 10 accounts. For example I have my main admin account where I've setup Eset on interactive mode so I can control inflow/outflow of connections etc. But I have also created a guest/visitor account with limited access for other users on my personal PC which I wish to set the filtering mode into automatic so they won't accidentally allow access to an unknown connection and end up messing my PC. How can I do that? I tried to use the profiles tab under firewall but it doesn't automatically change when I change accounts. Is there a way to do this?


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I am running Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11. I am trying to find a listing of the recommended settings for the Security section under Internet Properties. I have found several listings for the Advanced section, but not Security.

Can anyone guide me to a listing like this or a website that gives specific details about what each setting does or controls so that I can adjust my system correctly. I find that using the Windows 7 factory settings slows the system down somewhat.

Thank you

A:Internet Security Settings in Windows 7

It sounds like you want to disable ActiveX content (flash) or you have an errant COM browser Addon.
or you have a long list of domains in your Trusted Sites zone.
Changing the default IE security zone settings is not recommended.
Legacy anti-spyware like Spybot S&d or the MVP hosts lists are no longer required and long Trusted Sites lists are known to slow performance.
SmartScreen Filter or your AV product include listings of known 'bad' domains.
You can find the latest listing here -
tools>activeX filtering to toggle site ActiveX filtering.
Internet Options>Advanced tab, uncheck "Enable third-party browser extensions" (Close and restart IE for the full changes to take affect) to disable COM Toolbars and BHO's.
Check for updates to your AV program and run a scan to identify any malware that you may have installed.
Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to
raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.comRob^_^

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Security Tab Setting Remains Unchanged After You Change Security Levels. need to change internet security to medium low. when i put it on medium low check apply o.k.
it goes right back to medium. even the default level is grayed out.
even when i try to push it down i get a warning and it pops right back to medium

A:security tab settings internet exlorer 6

Have you tried changing the level from the 'Custom' button?

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I am using the administrator account, and can not download ActiveX or any plugins. This same issue affects my desktop settings and some programs as well. The internet security levels keep resetting once I click apply > ok.

I can not download the ActiveX control for Panda ActiveScan, so I went to step 5 of the IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help. I have posted the main and extra DSS logs below look forward to the replies:


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2008-02-08 01:56:50
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
18: 2008-02-08 06:56:59 UTC - RP723 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
17: 2008-02-07 07:22:06 UTC - RP722 - Installed Ad-Aware 2007
16: 2008-02-06 20:15:31 UTC - RP721 - System Checkpoint
15: 2008-02-05 08:11:06 UTC - RP720 - System Checkpoint
14: 2008-02-03 17:40:53 UTC - RP719 - Encore (might be fixed with blue screen)

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-02-03 17:21:38 UTC - RP706 - Removed PHM Registry Editor

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan s... Read more

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Hi, I cannot open certain internet links because the system says my security settings do not allow it. So I go to the Control Panel -Internet Options -Security screen and there is nothing there! I should see some icons for Internet/ Trusted Zones etc in the 1st box - there are none; it is blank. I should be able to select a security level but the apply button is greyed out. I can make no changes to whatever the computer has set itself as and I cannot open important study documents which are essential for my course.
Help please - what do I do?

A:Internet Options -Security settings - GONE!

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Is there any way, i can save the setting of Internet Explorer? My PC has been set up for NTL Home Broadband! The installation disc wouldn’t run on my system, so I had to call them up and set it up over the phone! With them setting up IE with me assessing various pages on the NTL site, for my IE to recognize the broadband!! What I really want to do it maybe reinstall windows from scratch… deleted everything, clean the registry etc!!!! but id rather not have the £10 phone bill to call NTL again for them to set me up on broadband! So is there a way to save all these setting it a CDR or whatever, then put them setting on the newly formatted PC?

A:Internet Explorer settings?

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Whats the best security settings for internet exporer ? also for trusted sites? please help

A:~Internet explorer settings~

Make sure your ActiveX controls are set as follows:

Go to Internet Options - Security - Internet, press 'default level', then OK.
Now press "Custom Level."

In the ActiveX section, set the first two options (Download signed and
unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Script ActiveX
controls not marked as safe" to 'disable'.

Active X settings



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I was in the standard buttons at the top of the IE screen and accidentally turned off the standard buttons themselves and now I can't figure out how to get them to appear again.
Hoprefully there is an easy if not obvious answer to this problem.

A:Internet Explorer Settings

I think you can find right tools to fix this from "Tools"

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Nevermind... I found out that you dont set your IP in Internet Explorer. You set it when you configure yout network card. Is there a file that saves the settings of your network card such as the ip it is broadcasted over a LAN at? The reason I am interested is because I am a currently a highschool student and in a computer tech class. My job is to try to find a way around the blocking software. I relized that if I set my card to broadcast across the LAN with an IP that is in the exeption list on the blocking software.

If you could help me out in finding the file that stores the NIC settings I would be very greatful.


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I have Internet Explorer 7 on my PC. The OS is XP Pro SP3After reconfiguring the internet security settings in Internet Explorer 7 I am unable to download an exe. file from Super Anti Spyware. A message is displayed stating "This download is blocked by your Security Zone Policy - superantispyware.com". I have tried altering different settings but I have not succeeded in overcoming the problem.The new configeration settings are described in the following link:Please referring this thread to configure Internet Explorer 7 properly. Could you please advise me which security setting I need to alter that will allow this exe file to download.Thank you for your in advance for any assistance. NONIC

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Hi, I use Internet Explorer 6 with SP2 and the toolbars jump between
the normal ones with file edit view fav tools help kind of thing to some really stupid
style where everything is hidden. How can I get it to stay on the regular toolbar page and not do that weird kind of page? I cant even describe it correctly but want just normal page. Dont see how to reset it to that style. Thanks

A:Internet Explorer settings

Click on VIEW - TOOLBARS, and select the ones you want


Right-click anywhere on the toolbars, and add the ones you want or customize.


When its the way you like it, right-click anywhere on the toolbars and select "Lock the Toolbars".

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I am having problems with playing YOU TUBE videos. In my programs list under
the START menu there are 2 Internet Explorer programs ie Internet Explorer &
Internet Explorer (X64) . If I highlight the (x64) version and disable the POP UP
BLOCKER via the TOOLS button I can play a YOU TUBE video but only in the
one browsing session ie. as soon as I go back to open another session using
GOOGLE search YOU TUBE won't play.
Also I notice that I am getting a lot of frozen screens when browsing
ARE these problems related? I was thinking of RESETTING INTERNET EXPLORER
but this sounds a bit dangerous.

A:Internet explorer settings

Ice, welcome to Sevenforums!

Reseting it is a good idea. It will ask if you want to keep personal settings. After, go to get.adobe.com/flashplayer and download flashplayer to your desktop. Uninstall adobe flashplayer from contol panel in favor of installing this newer version. Check add-ons in internet explorer and make sure all the ones you want are there and none other. Having IEx64 and normal IE is standard on a x64 system, which you have. They are 2 versions of the same browser, but have about the same speed (for IE9). I'd use the normal one due to compatability reasons. Hope this helps

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Hiya all..Happy Holidays to everyone, I have a problem with my IE6, everytime I go to change my Internet Settings under Internet Options to make my security settings lower, I can change it, but then it reverts right back to original status. I havent had trouble getting into certain game sites before, but now I cant seem to get into them and also certain pages will not load correctly for me, I have also tried to add the sites I'm having problems with to my trusted zone sites and that doesn't work either. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get these settings to stay where I want them to be??? Thanks for all your help.......Tam! Mod Edit: Closed tags. ~tg~

A:Internet Explorer Settings

I don't know the answer to your specific problem but I'd be very wary of adding Games Sites to your Trusted Zone - that's really leaving yourself open to attack from any malware running around on those sites (and there will be plenty). What anti-virus and anti-spyware protection are you running at the moment?You should check your system with some online scans:Online trojan scanner: http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/Here are some links to free online Anti-Virus scans. They do take some time to load and run and in some cases you can only use Internet Explorer, with ActiveX enabled, to access them but they are an excellent support for your existing anti-virus program. (Run at least two of them).Panda Active Scan online - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/Internet Explorer only. Requires email address. Requires Active-X components to be installed. Approx 12MB download.BitDefender online scan - http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.phpInternet Explorer only. Must agree to a EULA. Need to allow installation of an Active X component.Some of the options are not clearly explained.McAfee online scan - http://www.pcpitstop.com/freescan/Security Advisor (?) - http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxTrend Micro Housecall - http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise...call_launch.php(European version, supports Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox and Opera)or http://housecall.antivirus.com/ (IE only)Kaspersky - http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirusLink to 'Online Scan' a... Read more

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I can't seem to modify the security settings for IE. Specifically I am trying to log in to my Yahoo e-mail account and I get a message saying "The browser you're using refuses to sign in (cookies rejected)". The privacy report says that, indeed, several versions of the yahoo web-site have cookies blocked even though right clicking on the sites clearly shows that "Always Accept cookies from this site" is selected. I can see nothing wrong with the cookie settings and have cleared caches, temp files etc as suggested by many other solutions out there. Internet search suggests that there should be a P3P entry in the registry but I can't see it anywhere. Where would these records be? I've run Ad-Aware and SpyBot with no improvement.

The PC is running Ranger, a schools based OS but I've removed it with no difference.

XP Windows Pro SP2, IE 6.

Any thoughts gratefully received.



A:Internet Explorer Settings

Have you tried moving Yahoo into your "trusted sites?"

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I cannot paste the TSG SysInfo!
When I open Internet Explorer "This page cannot be displayed" or "Website doesn't appear to be valid" appears.
I also have problems with "LAN" settings. When using Google and going to a webpage I receive a message that No proxy server available or page cannot be displayed. I have changed the settings in Google settings and Internet Explorer but this message keeps returning. What can I do other than keep changing the settings?

A:Internet Explorer & LAN settings

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

2. You say when using Google - Google Chrome I presume, is that correct please

3. What anti virus and firewall are you using

4. Which settings have you changed please

5. Do you use a proxy server.

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I was having some problems with my internet connection (which have been resolved) but my friend came over and hastily set all of my Internet Explorer settings back to default to "solve the problem".

can someone lead me to the right direction to get the settings so that they give me the most security/safety/control? (like what should and shouldn't be checkmarked, etc) thanks in advance!

A:Internet Explorer Settings

As a whole, IE is a fairly secure environment. If wanted you can go into the security tab and set your internet setting to High instead of medium. The best thing to do is to ensure you have all your windows updates completed and ensure you have some type of Antivirus/Antispyware scanners to find anything that may be lurking on your computer already. Below is a list of my most used Antispyware programs. YOu can only have one Antivirus but you can have as many antispyware programs as your heart desires and you can never have to many.

Microsoft Anti-Spyware (for Win2000/WinXP only)

Ad-aware SE Personal

Spybot Search and Destroy

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I use MSN Messenger and one day I received an error message saying "Signinginto communcation service failed because the service is temporarily unavailable". After that another box apeared asking if i wanted to go to the trouble shooting web site. I did when on the web site i selected an option to run an online scan on my computer to find any files or messenger components that may be interfearing with the messenger. When the scan was finished i was told that my Norton Internet Security programme may be the reason why i could not access my MSN Messenger. And I have tried everything I have thought of to try and change my settings so I can log into my MSN Messenger but nothing I have tried has worked.

A:How to change my Norton Internet Security settings

Right click on the Norton Internet Security icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and choose disable. Can you sign on now?

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I'm running Windows XP and trying to play some games from shockwave.com. But my computer won't connect with their server. They are telling me my internet security settings are too high to allow the server to connect. When I go into my control panel I click on the new setting, and reset, and ok. Then when I go back to check the setting it hasn't changed. Also they are telling me if I can't temporarily disable the firewall to open ports 80 & 22, don't have a clue how to do that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to lower internet security settings

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For some reason, I am suddenly unable to access files on a DVD. I have a DVD I made, which is full of last year's photos. When I put it in my laptop drive and select the option to view files, it takes ages (green bar, crawling like snail, unwillingly across the top of the window where the path is listed) but eventually I see the top level folder, which is called Photos.

Double click on the Photos folder to look inside and there's another long wait (green bar spreading across again). When the green bar finally makes it across, I get the message:

These files can't be opened.
Your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened.

What??? What has this got to do with internet settings. I'm not trying to access the internet. I'm just trying to look at my own photos on a DVD. The same DVD in another computer works absolutely fine.

A different DVD (also of my photos but created a couple of years back) works fine in my laptop. In other words, it's only one particular DVD and it only fails in this one computer.

Actually, while writing this I just spotted something. Looking at the top level listing I think my computer has decided that E:\Photos is a file, not a folder. Why? My ancient tower machine, running XP, makes no such mistake. Any suggestions?

A:Cannot access DVD because of, quote, Internet security settings.

can you try to see the files on the same computer but from another user account?

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When trying to run various programs cant be opened error message states internet security settings changed. files won't open and AOL has no graphics tried to restore numerous dates does not HELP. Games don't load either example: Full Tilt poker.com says connecting but never connects.Numerous errors when restarting the computer. PLEASE ADVISE.

A:Internet Security Settings General Error

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below. Use a USB flash drive to download and transfer the tools to the affected machine, if necessary. You might like to run the Flash_Disinfector.exe on the clean machine and the flash drive first to protect against any possible transfer of infection via USB.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I cannot open any .exe due to "Internet security settings". I have looked around and for everyone else this seemed to be any easy fix by going to internet options and turning "Launching applications and unsafe files" from "Disable" to "Prompt". However for me it was already on "Prompt".
My suspicion is that this is a virus primarily because it won't let me open any .exe thus not allowing me to open programs like anti-virus software. I have also tried opening cmd and regedit to no success.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks,

A:Can't open any .exe file due to "Internet security settings"

Scanning with Malwarebytes and Superantispyware would be a good start, if you could start anything, but given your situation, you'd either have to pull the drive out and slave it to another machine to scan and clean it, or maybe if you're lucky, it might work in Safe Mode.
Have you tried it yet? (Usually by tapping F8 at start up)

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General Settings

Spoiler: General Settings

Click ?Advanced setup?

Enable ?integrate into system?

Spoiler: Hips Rule Settings

HIPS rule can be created to protect user files stored in certain folders.
Click ?Edit? next to Rules

Click ?Add?

Set ?Rule name? as ?PROTECTED FILES?
Set ?Action? as ?Ask?
Under ?Operations affecting?, enable ?Files?
Click ?Next?

Select ?All applications?

Enable ?Delete file?, ?Write to File? and ?Direct access to disk? as shown below

Select ?Specific files? as shown below
Click ?Add?

Click ??? as shown below

Select D:\ partition
Click ?OK?

Click ?OK?

Similarly add other partitions in which files has been stored, as shown below
Don?t add C: partition in which Windows OS is installed
Click ?Finish?

Click ?OK?

Click ?OK?

HIPS Alerts
Spoiler: HIPS Alerts

When an application tries to access files, ESET HIPS generates alerts as shown below.
Allow only safe applications. Deny if you don?t want application to modify protected files.
To permanently allow safe application access to files, select ?Create rule and remember permanently?
Tick ?Only for operation? and select ?All file operations?

To check the reputation of the application, click ?Details?

Next to ?Reputation:? you can see the Eset rating of the application.
Green color means the appli... Read more

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Whenever I made any changes in Local Interenet Security settings e.g if I change the status of "Download signed ActiveX controls" from "prompt" to "enable" and save it. Upon re-openning the IE the settings are reverted back to prompt. I already did the On-line Scan by Eset, but it find nothing malicious.

Kindly note that I'm using Windows XP Pro SP3 with IE6. And I can't upgrade IE 6 to 7 or 8 versions because I am using the software that requires IE6 to access the machine for configuration and installation.

I already tried to reset the IE settings but the problem remains.

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