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Disabling Protected Mode on Internet Zone fixes issues

Q: Disabling Protected Mode on Internet Zone fixes issues

Hello,
I'm finding that our users are experiencing issues accessing full functionality from multiple web sites and when I disable Protected Mode, their issue is resolved. I have some specific cases that I would like to share:
1. A website which is secured. The Windows security dialog appears and prompts the user to enter credentials (Not an HTML form...this is a windows dialog). If protected Mode is enabled on the Internet zone, then this prompt never appears and
therefore the users cannot sign-in and gain access to the site.
2. OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online are accessed using ADFS for authentication. The sites were attempting to load but simply timing out until I disabled Protected Mode on the Internet site. Then the both sites (accessed via
https://portal.office.com) would completely load and be usable.
3. There are others but now that I think of it, they appear to be redundant. It seems with Protected Mode enabled, authentication does not function properly on multiple sites. We have tried circumventing this by adding some of these sites to
the Proxy Exceptions List and also configuring policy to treat all Proxy exceptions as Intranet Zone. Protected Mode is disabled on the Intranet zone. However, it seems counterintuitive to have Internet sites added to the Intranet Zone or to Bypass
the proxy server to access them. So I would love to know where I'm going wrong with our configuration of Internet Explorer. We are getting a lot of pressure to support multiple browsers (Chrome, Firefox)...but my preferred approach is to make all
sites work with Internet Explorer. Why? because we have the ability to manage it.

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Hi,
Since a few days back a strange problem started ocurring for some users in our domain. Some have IE9 others like me have IE11. Problem is that IE can't browse Internet pages (it just keep loading with the white screen) when Protected mode is ON. Previously
there was no problem with this. Other browsers don't have this issue. OS in the company is Win7.
Thank you.
Leo.

A:Can't browse Internet zone when protected mode is ON

Hi Leo,
Could you please include a link(s) (copied from the IE Address bar) to any website you are having problems with, in your questions. This will enable us to visit the sites to make some tests and guesses.
Protected Mode, on Win7 forces the IE tab process to use a x64 process, so x86 activex controls will not run and are blocked.
For IE11/Win7 there is also ActiveX filtering which will stop x86 or x64 ActiveX controls from running.
IE11 also has depreciated the ActiveXControl object which some sites may use for feature detection. From memory, I don't think IE9 had ActiveX filtering, but there are Addons for all versions of IE (Flash block for example) that have a similar functionality.
Use Tools>Manage Addons>Show all Addons to locate and find the properties of your installed ActiveX controls and whether or not they have been disabled.
So I await your re-post with some sample web addresses where the problem is occurring.
Also, the first step in troubleshooting web browser issues is to test in noAddons modeRob^_^

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The message is a waste of my screen real estate. Yes, Protected mode is turned off. Sure it is, I turned it off myself, and it will stay off. Now how do I disable this annoying nag message?
Also the messages about File Downloads. Never once in my life I clicked a download link by mistake. Yes, I'm clicking that dang URL, because I wan't to download that dang file, now get out my way, annoying warning message. How do I disable this one
too? Thank you in advance

A:How do I disable the "Protected mode is currently turned off for the Internet zone" message?

Hi,
Based on my research, this is by design. You cannot disable the warning when you open a new IE windows.
If you find have any inconveniences or suggestions, please submit your feedback to our Product Feedback Team :
http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%20%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195
Thanks for understanding.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hello All,
We are unable to open any Microsoft KB article with "protected mode on" for Internet zone.
Same works by disabling it or using third party browser, pls help.
Win 8.1 with IE 11. Issue with all the users.

Thanks in Advance

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I had a question regarding Internet Explorer and Protected Mode. When using a custom built web application that uses an internet explorer window, going to a specific location using a URL within the web app will cause protected mode to be disabled.
If browsing normally with protected mode set, it is not disabled. Is this an Internet Explorer issue? or an issue with the web app?

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i need some help please the internet protected mode that shows on the bottom right side of a web page show's that it is off but the check marks are in place in the box's that you turn it on with and i have checked all the settings that i know to check to have it set to ON but it shows off. i have vista 64 bit on a HP desk top e9120y with IE8.

A:internet protected mode

Hello Jerry,

In Internet Options under the Security tab, click on each zone icon at the top to double check that the Protected Mode option is checked in each zone. Be sure to close and reopen all instances of IE8 to apply the changes afterwards. You may not have it checked in one of them, or did not open and close IE8 afterwards before.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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please help i keep getting a message at bottom right hand corner saying protected mode is off it keeps coming on and off and i keep getting a blank white page how do i fix it thank you
 

A:internet protected mode off

Read the following: Internet Protected Mode
 

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Using Vista home premium and had to place 4 links into the trusted sites in security to get vista to accept activeX so i can get to play at game site i like and it worked.

But clicked the protected mode back on, and getting a warning its still off, is there a problem with having links in trusted sites and having the protected mode running? Or did i miss something??

What does the internet Protected mode do and shouldn t it be on if possible? - thanks . . .
 

A:Internet Protected Mode

From the Microsoft website: "In Protected Mode, Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista cannot modify user or system files and settings without user consent. Protected Mode requires the user to confirm any activity that tries to put something on your machine or start another program."

The first thought that comes to mind is the browser reset function that restores IE7 back to facorty defauts. This tends to clear up alot of thoses things like this that cause strange problems. You can find the Reset in the Internet Options under the Advanced tab.
 

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I have tried EVERYTHING and it will not turn on like wtf and im getting pop ups like crazy! PLEASE HELP!

A:Internet Protected Mode:Off

Hello Vistaftw, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Protected Mode is turned on by default, so reset Internet Explorer back to default settings to see if this may help.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How can I fix this? When the side switch is in the "Off" position, my laptop is in Airplane mode and refuses to leave. When the switch is in the "On" position, I am told that the internet access is disabled due to the switch being turned off. I have tried disabling the switch in bios and this did not work. I do not know any potential solutions.

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I am using Win 7, 64 bit with IE 8
I went into Internet Options, Security Tab and turned Protected Mode off for each of the Internet zones (I don't remember why) but then later turned Prot Mode on again for each of the zones.

But the status bar at the bottom of IE 8 window says Protected Mode is Off.

How do I get the Status to indicate properly?

A:Internet Explorer 8 Protected Mode On or Off

1.) Launch Internet Explorer.

2.) Go to 'Advanced tab' in 'Internet Options' Pop up window.

3.) Down below 'Settings' clcik on "Restore advanced settings"

4.) Now under "Recent Internet Explorer settings" click "Reset..."

5.) Restart IE.


Thank you :)

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I'm a novice and have just this netbook up and running. On the bottom of the screen is says the Internet Protected Mode Off. Tried the Windows help bit and followed the instructions, knowing that I hadn't changed anything despite what they said, but it didn't change anything. What does it mean, Protected Mode Off and how do I change it to on?? I have AVG virus protector installed. Help, please.

A:Windows 7 Internet Protected Mode Off

Hi Catandducklover and welcome to the Forum.

Check out the link below, I think it should clear your problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/63141-internet-explorer-protected-mode-turn-off.html

Cheers
JohnnyA

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Just recently installed Windows 7 64-bit. the internet protected mode will not turn on. same thing happened on the 32-bit os. was on when I first installed but turned off and wont turn back on. Thank You for your help.

A:Internet Explorer Protected Mode

Do you have UAC turned on? And not using the built in Administrator user?

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Hi. I am using windows Vista. At the bottom of the screen when I am in explorer an using the internet - it says Protected Mode: Off. It used to day 'On'. I am worried why it has changed. How can I switch it back on again - also what does it mean? what is it protecting me from. I have installed some plug-ins - maybe this is why?

Thank you
 

A:Internet Protected mode has changed by itself!

Go to Tools / Internet Options , Security Tab.

Click on each icon, then for each icon's page, checkmark Enable Protected Mode ....
It doesn't do any harm to enable protected mode for all types of sites.

IE classifies web sites you go to, and detects whether they are local on your hard drive, on your intranet etc. and turns Protected Mode on or off accordingly. After setting the checkmark as per above, it will always be on.
 

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Since August 28th Automatic Download from Microsoft, I've been unable to print documents in Internet Explorer which concern mostly finance. This includes Intuit payroll check stubs, my bank statement, and sometimes a recipe. The webmaster at the USPS consulted about the inability to no longer do Click N Ship labels suggested Internet Explorer 8 as the villain and suggested I change browser. Should I go back to Internet Explorer 7 and if so how. Using a different browser like Mozilla's would be difficult because of my vision. I have to stick with what I know. Or should I delete the update if that is where 8 replaced 7?
If you can help please e-mail me at [email protected]
PS If I disable protected mode even for a few minutes, my computer just goes crazy with security warnings... and this doesn't work in all cases such as Click N Ship.

A:Protected mode in Windows 7 -- Internet Explorer 8

Have you tried to add the sites you need to print from into the trusted sites?

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I'm  trying to understand how these two options work together. 
If 'Run As Administrator' is unchecked
on IE shortcut, does Protected Mode in IE Option work or not? 
If 'Run As Administrator' is checked
on IE shortcut, does Protected Mode in IE Option work or not? 
In my assumption, the Enable Protected mode in in IE internet zone only works when IE process is launched with a standard  user access token the user uses . If IE process is launched from a administrative user token (run as administrator), will this
IE Option still work if it's checked and restrict access to securable objects like system files and registries?

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I was checking the Internet Explorer default security settings for the different zones. I haven't changed anything and mine are showing Protected Mode is Enabled for the Internet and Restricted zones.
But Protected Mode is set to Off for Local Intranet and Trusted sites. Are these settings the correct defaults?
I have read on some sites that Protected Mode is set to be Enabled by default for all the zones except the Trusted zone or was this with older versions of Internet Explorer?
Im not even sure what a Local Intranet is!! Im just accessing the Internet using a single PC from home and my computer is using the Private Network setting

A:Internet Explorer Security zones and Protected Mode

Hi
I do not pretend to be a expert at this. I did just look at my Windows 8.1 Internet explorer settings and they are exactly as You describe Yours are set. I do tend to use FireFox a lot for the Spell Checker and Internet Explorer 11 for some things.
 
I hope this helps somewhat
Roger

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Ok, this question has been asked around many corners of the Internet and these forums and I haven't found a "real" answer so I'm asking it again and hopefully seeking a final resolution to the problem.
Symptoms

When "Protected Mode" is turned On, users are unable to view some folders in the file upload dialog that they can normally view (e.g. under Documents, Pictures, etc.).When viewing the same folders in Explorer running as the same user as the Internet Explorer instance, the missing folders are viewable.Launching Internet Explorer "as an administrator" allows the user to view the missing folders (but this is not recommended due to security concerns).
Workarounds
So far, the workaround that I found was to either run some crazy tool from BleepingComputer called Unhide that resets everything on your system -- this is the sledge hammer-to-thumbtack approach.  Another one was to go into Organize > Folder and
search options > View and uncheck the hide options and select the show radio option.  The last one was to search for the folder in the file upload dialog, right-click the folder, and uncheck Hidden.
None of these, IMHO, are valid solutions to the real problem which is that something is special about this folder that is causing IE in Protected Mode to treat the file as Hidden.
Thoughts
The last "workaround" seems to indicate that the "hidden" file attribute is set for the file, but this doesn't app... Read more

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I was checking the Internet Explorer default security settings for the different zones. I haven't changed anything and mine are showing Protected Mode is Enabled for the Internet and Restricted zones.
But Protected Mode is set to Off for Local Intranet and Trusted sites. Are these settings the correct defaults?
I have read on some sites that Protected Mode is set to be Enabled by default for all the zones except the Trusted zone or was this with older versions of Internet Explorer?
Im not even sure what a Local Intranet is!! Im just accessing the Internet using a single PC from home and my computer is using the Private Network setting

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Hi, I have turned off my internet protected mode on my IE8 browser and I wish to turn it back on. However, I am unable to do so even though I have reset the browser settings to default under tools > internet option > advance > reset > reset all personal settings. I have closed and restart my browser.

I have done in both on the 1) browser and 2) control panel > internet option but to no prevail. Can anyone please advise me? Thanks!

A:Turned off Internet Protected Mode and unable to turn it back on

Do you have UAC turned off also? That will keep it from being turned on.

See if this helps also,

Internet Protected Mode Off - Windows 7 - Cannot turn Protected Mode On

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If I want to reduce the level of access that a malicious website might have on computer, then I can turn on Phishing filter and that takes care of this problem.
I just came to know that , I can enable IE Protected mode and that will reduce the level of access a malicious website might have on computer.

Are both these solutions used for the same purpose ? Which one is better option ?

Thanks

A:Whats difference between Phishing filter and Internet Explorer Protected Mode ?

In Protected Mode, Internet Explorer cannot modify user or system files and settings without user consent. Protected Mode requires the user to confirm any activity that tries to put something on your machine or start another program. By ensuring the user consents to these kinds of actions, the likelihood of automated or unwanted software installation is reduced. This feature also makes you aware of what a website is trying to do, giving you a chance to stop it and take time to double check the trustworthiness of the website.

Phishing is the technique of convincing a user to send personal information to a bogus (or potentially malicious) website that is designed to appear legitimate. The Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer combines a local system scanning for suspicious website characteristics with an online service.

Hope this makes sense.

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I have a memory microSD card that says the disk is write protected. I used the diskpart command of the https://superuser.com/questions/818973/cannot-format-usb-flash-drive-everything-claims-its-write-protected tutorial
page but I could not fix the error, does anyone know how to fix it ?

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When online in IE, bottom toolbar says Internet protected mode OFF, when I double click on that, it opens internet properties, where there is already a ck mark in the box that says ENABLE PROTECTION MODE (REQUIRES A RESTART OF IE), but I restart IE, still unprotected message.
OK, then try rebooting pc...darn, still unprotected. Ok, uncheck the box, click apply, then ok, restart pc, then go into internet properties and ck the box all over again...and on and on and on...
So, how exactly is this SUPPOSED to work ?

A:IE and the protected zone

Did you disable UAC? If UAC is disabled, Protected Mode is turned OFF.

Do you run IE as administrator? Protected Mode is turned off when IE is launched by right clicking on the IE icon and selecting "Run as administrator" or when IE is launched with administrative privileges from another application.

The same occurs when browsing local pages.

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As per TMacK's instructions I am moving my thread from the "AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods" forum to here.

I have been really happy with the security that Zone Alarm has offered me so far, but I do have a few gripes with it as of late. If I try to open Firefox while Zone Alarm is running, I will get a "this page cannot be displayed" type error. Same thing if I use Internet Explorer. If I keep refreshing or restarting Internet Explorer it will eventually work. Only them am I able to open Firefox and get it to connect (let me know if that doesn't make any sense). Sometimes I have to shut down Zone Alarm to connect to the internet on either browser and this gets quite annoying. I want to keep the security it brings, but it can e quite a hassle. It also either takes forever or won't allow me to log in to websites like MySpace.com. Does anyone know how I can fix this? Thank you in advance for all of your help .

A:Issues With Zone Labs Zone Alarm

Hi slyblackdragon, Welcome to BC.It might help to know if that problem is happening with Zone Alarm Free of Zone Alarm Pro. You might also want to edit your post and put a link back your other topic. As per TMacK's instructions I am moving my thread from the "AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods" forum That way people can check to see what's been going on so far.Wendy

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I have been really happy with the security that Zone Alarm has offered me so far, but I do have a few gripes with it as of late. If I try to open Firefox while Zone Alarm is running, I will get a "this page cannot be displayed" type error. Same thing if I use Internet Explorer. If I keep refreshing or restarting Internet Explorer it will eventually work. Only them am I able to open Firefox and get it to connect (let me know if that doesn't make any sense). Sometimes I have to shut down Zone Alarm to connect to the internet on either browser and this gets quite annoying. I want to keep the security it brings, but it can e quite a hassle. It also either takes forever or won't allow me to log in to websites like MySpace.com. Does anyone know how I can fix this?

A:Issues With Zone Labs Zone Alarm

Hello slyblackdragon,I see you have an open HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum.You shouldn't make any changes to your system, while your HJT log is posted, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.I'm closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team. If, after your log has been cleaned, you still need help, please PM a Moderator and we will re-open this topic.If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a PM.

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Ok, there is just ABSOLUTELY NO WAY for me to disable this. I've looked up for ways on how to disable it, but they mention tabs that don't even show when I clicked Properties. Is there a way for me to disable it?
 

A:Disabling Norton Protected Recycle Bin

Bump

Edit:
BTW, here is what the properties window looks for me:
 

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When my friends ask me how I am finding Vista as compared with XP, I merely
tell them that I have found no new features or functionality.There are only
more autocratic and annoying controls and Vista tries to organize things for
user without giving him the freedom to decide whether he wants his files,
folders, task bars, toolbars and what not by Vista's own idiosyncratic
ideas.

I have been using Vista for the last 3 weeks but never was stopped by a barrier called the Protected Zone, so far. Today I found the Internet Explorer flahing a protected Zone signal in the bottom bar and denying me access to the web-page of
Star World, a TV channel seen in Asia, when I tried to see the channel
schedule for today. Obviously, it is idiotic to bar me from a web-page which
I frequently check and should not suggest any harm to the most sensitive
nose of any security expert. There are already three other security barriers
raised by Vista, operational in my system: 1) Firewall, 2) Malware
protection and 3) Other security settings. On the top of that now comes the
Protected zone which is supposed to protect the user from malware.

It is unfair to spring a surprise on the User and suddenly activate a new Security barrier. The least that could be done before arbitrarily prohibiting access to web-pages would be to ask the User if he wants all his frequently visted web-sites listed in Favourites by him to be excluded from this dictatorial ban. Could Microsoft not have provided at lea... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I am trying to reformat my usb flash drive. The problem is when i start to reformat it, a message appears saying "the disk is write protected". How can I disable the write protect of my usb flash drive? I'm using avb 128mb usb flash drive. I have installed the drivers for it and I also tried to do a low level format but a message appears saying "Error! The disk is under write protection. To execute the command, please unlock the write protection".

How can unlock the write protection of my usb flash drive?

Any help is highly appreciated.
 

A:Disabling USB Flash Disk Write Protected

Is there any sort of mechanical locking switch on the flash drive?
 

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Hi peopleJust a small problem, I hope.In my HijackThis v2.0.2 report it showsO15 - ProtocolDefaults: '@ivt' protocol is in My Computer Zone, should be Intranet ZoneO15 - ProtocolDefaults: 'file' protocol is in My Computer Zone, should be Internet ZoneO15 - ProtocolDefaults: 'ftp' protocol is in My Computer Zone, should be Internet ZoneO15 - ProtocolDefaults: 'http' protocol is in My Computer Zone, should be Internet ZoneO15 - ProtocolDefaults: 'https' protocol is in My Computer Zone, should be Internet ZoneI have never come across this before & I havent a clu how to recify it, Can you help please.DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Mick at 10:39:29.44 on 03/02/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.3326.2387 [GMT 0:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *enabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\... Read more

A:O15 - ProtocolDefaults: 'ftp' protocol is in My Computer Zone, should be Internet Zone

Hi mickjapa108,Welcome to Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal (VTSMR) forum. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.Your log(s) show that you are using so called peer-to-peer or file-sharing programs. These programs allow to share files between users as the name(s) suggest. In today's world the cyber crime has come to an enormous dimension and any means is used to infect personal computers to make use of their stored data or machine power for further propagation of the malware files. A popular means is the use of file-sharing tools as a tremendous amount of prospective victims can be reached through it.It is therefore possible to be infected by downloading manipulated files via peer-to-peer tools and thus suggested to be used with intense care. Some further readings on this subject, along the included links, are as follows: "File-Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer" and "Risks of File-Sharing Technology."Removal InstructionsPlease open HiJackThis by right-clicking it to run it as administrator and choose do a system scan only. Check the boxes next to ONLY the entries listed below (if present):O15 - ProtocolDefaults: '@ivt' protocol is in My Computer Zone, should be Intranet Z... Read more

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I just did a reload and went to use IE7 and saw that the protected mode was Off.

I double clicked on it, lower right side of screen, and a Security box came up indicating that it was in the Protected Mode, with the upper Internet Icon being assigned to the setting.

I unchecked the box and clicked Apply and a couple warning boxes came up and I clicked OK on them. I then got off of IE7.

Later I came back to IE7 and went to the Security box again and clicked to Enable the Protected Mode. I then got off of IE7 and then later came back, I did not do a restart, and it still did not take. I am still in the Protected Mode: Off status.

Does anyone have any advice as to how I can get this change to stick?

Any inputs will be appreciated. Thanks

A:IE 7 Protected Mode not able to change to Protected Mode

There are a few things which will stop Protected mode being applied.An explanation and a flow chart are here

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I click "dont allow" after checking the box i front of "dont ask anymore".
But it opens the same pop-up next time i open a new window or the next time i open IE.
What do I do?

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Hello!

The subject says it all. We have all the
PCs in a domain. Via GPO
is "Enhanced Protected Mode"
aktivated.
Under Win 8.1.
everything works perfectly.

Update on Win10: domain user
(with roaming profiles
- but should not matter ...) are not able to open any page in IE zone "internet. If I type the URL manually and press ENTER, nothing happens. When I click on a link tp any external page on our
intranet page, two new tabs open with
the URL "res:
//ieframe.dll/acr_error.htm#,about: blank"

Intranet and Trusted Sites
(also via GPO defined) works fine (because protected mode is disabled for them by default).

By trial and error I found out that it
is the "EPM" that causes the problem.
If I switch it off, IE works again.

But why does it work
under Win8.1 and no longer
under Win10?
(BTW, when I try to start IE like this "iexplore -extoff", it opens with an empty window, stays for about ten seconds and then closes again. No error message, nothing ...)

Can anyone confirm this behavior?

Michael

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Hi,
I am running IE 8 on Win 7 and have a problem accessing a site I am having developed. Problem is resolved by disenabling the protection above but I want to know if this is just my problem or if anyone else on Vista or Win7 encounters the same problem. I cannot expect customers to disenable. When I select an item for the shopping basket and press confirm the basket empties to zero. Please someone on one of the versions above have a go for me just as far as "confirm basket - no further!". Big ask I know. Thanks
Graham site is "marthascloset.co.uk" Thanks.

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I for one love a challenge.. ( to a point)
Have a newer computer here running Windows 7 with office 2010.  The user double clicks on an excel spreadsheet and up comes Excel as it should, and up comes the document.  All of the options are grayed out so it is either opening in read only mode or some sort of protected mode, I suspect the latter.
Here is the gotcha; if you move the document on the screen, or minimize it and maximize it, all is normal after that.  Currently scanning for VIRI but I don’t think I will find anything.
 
Ideas?
 

A:Document opens in read only mode protected mode until...

Sounds as though the document is not active until selected. But, this is only a guess on my part.
 
John

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Something hit computer on 31 March that hijacks browser and sends everything to a windowsclick.com website. This happens even in SAFE mode. After launching in SAFE, system still won't load Ewido, Panda, SpyBot, HijackThis! or anything else for diagnostics or fixing. Cannot locate or uninstall anything recognizeable as windowsclick even in SAFE mode.

System is a laptop running XP with all service packs.

Any suggestions?

Max

A:Major issue - Cannot run any fixes in safe mode

Hello.There seems to be a nasty infection hiding somewhere. Are you able to perform a DDS scan? I will explain what the DDS scan is. Read the following pages and you'll know.1st Step: Preparation Guide Before Starting a Topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ 2nd Step: Starting a Topic in the HJT-Malware Removal forum: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/Let me know if you are able to run it. If not post back here, if you are able to run it then copy and paste the log by starting a new topic.Good Luck!With Regards,Extremeboy

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Thx for any help.  Computer is high-end Cyberpower game computer circa 2008 with Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.  Computer is not typically online and has never had a breakdown.  Late June 2016 I experienced the 'Black screan of death' while playing Soliaire.  I cleaned all dust from computer box and motherboard (very little anyway).   I was able to establish Safe Mode and ran all the typical off-line 'repair options, last known good configuration, past restore point', etc.  Still not able to "normal boot" start.  No error messages appear.  I downloaded the few documents and pictures I wanted to save, then inserted the backup Windows Vista CD that came with computer and re-installed Vista like brand new.  Now computer only boots in Safe Mode. Went into msconfig - Turned off Microsoft Windows Services, made sure Safe mode box was unchecked... still not able to boot into 'normal Vista".  I have attempted various "fixes" found in this forum and others without success.  I don't know what else to attempt at this point.  Hard drive scan shows no file corruption.  Could this be a hardware issue?   Any help would be appreciated.

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Thx for any help.  Computer is high-end Cyberpower game computer circa 2008 with Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.  Computer is not typically online and has never had a breakdown.  Late June 2016 I experienced the 'Black screan of death' while playing Soliaire.  I cleaned all dust from computer box and motherboard (very little anyway).   I was able to establish Safe Mode and ran all the typical off-line 'repair options, last known good configuration, past restore point', etc.  Still not able to "normal boot" start.  No error messages appear.  I downloaded the few documents and pictures I wanted to save, then inserted the backup Windows Vista CD that came with computer and re-installed Vista like brand new.  Now computer only boots in Safe Mode. Went into msconfig - Turned off Microsoft Windows Services, made sure Safe mode box was unchecked... still not able to boot into 'normal Vista".  I have attempted various "fixes" found in this forum and others without success.  I don't know what else to attempt at this point.  Hard drive scan shows no file corruption.  Could this be a hardware issue?   Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vista starts in safe mode only - tried all the usual fixes

Conclusion to this problem:    One of 2 video cards was blown.  Specifically to output one.   Computer was in fact starting in Vista... only looked overly pixilated.  Switched second card to mail.  Basically works OK except can't stream or play videos.   Replacement video card not worth investment.

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First, let me start by saying a big THANKS for the support & knowledge I've received from being a member of these forums. I can usually find a fix by searching & it usually works. Kudos, experts! This time, I am stymied and need some help desperately.

I am running WinXP SP2 on a Dell Dimension 2350 60GB hard drive, 1GB RAM. I am connected on a P2P network with 5 PCs. Trend Micro was recommended by a friend for our small business' AV needs. Installed ~1 month ago. Noticed progressive slowing of system so finally, last Thu, I tweaked my firewall settings. (DISCLAIMER: I know enough about computers to fix easy problems AND to be dangerous but the firewall settings are beyond me..)

Then I start having random freezes, having to shut down the bad way, errors when accessing WinXP svcs, like control panel, CTRL-ALT-DEL, etc, and finally Fri lost my keyboard/mouse/receiver (Logitech). Tried to reinstall software but got errors. Called said "friend" and he told me to run RegSupreme & apply suggested fixes (bad, bad friend ) Things went from bad to worse, but I did get Logitech software reinstalled (now I think I don't necessarily need??)

After searching, found posts here saying to run anti-spyware, so I ran Spybot & SUPERAntiSpyware. Low-level issues found & fixed. Restored backup from RegSupreme and then ran SFC /scannow. No more sidebyside errors.

Yet, I am still having random freezes, printing problems, apps shutting off (APC softw... Read more

A:System Issues even after some fixes..

Ran WinDirStat b/c I have continued with random freezing.

My pagefile.sys is 1.9GB. Perhaps this correct, but I don't ever remember noticing this before.

Upon investigation, I found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q130016/ which states the 'Everyone' group (My Computer>c:>properties>security) should have 'Full Control'. When I looked at mine, there are no checks in 'Allow' or 'Deny' for this group. I've left as-is until I get further guidance here.

Thanks for any help offered!
 

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Apple's QuickTime 7.6 update addresses seven security issues. The first issue involved accessing a maliciously crafted RTSP URL may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: A heap buffer overflow exists in QuickTime's handling of RTSP URLs. Accessing a maliciously crafted RTSP URL may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. Version 7.6 fixes the issue by performing additional validation of RTSP URLs.



source: MacNN | QuickTime 7.6 fixes 7 security issues

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January 26th, 2010

Update for IE8 Compatibility view List (KB978506)

Reliability Update (KB977074)


The stability and reliability update fixes the following issues:






Quote:


1. Keyboard function keys or keyboard shortcuts, such as mute or calculator, may not work correctly.

2. The notification icon for an application may be moved or lost when the executable application is updated.

3. On a computer that is running Windows 7, you configure the Screen Saver Settings to display the logon screen on resume. Additionally, you configure the computer to go to sleep. However, the computer may not go to sleep after the screen saver starts. Instead, a black screen is displayed. This problem causes the operating system to stop responding. You must restart the computer by holding down the power button.

A:2 non critical updates available/fixes 3 issues

My 'mute' works now. I was going to buy another one (keyboard) as I thought it was broken.

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Here are a few things I have had work on a couple of laptops at work:

Successful Method 1:
If you are not using the HomeGroup, disable IPV6.

Successful Method 2: Install the updated drivers from the website of the Adapter's manufacturer(i.e. Intel not Dell).

Successful Method 3:
Delete the network from the list in the Network and Sharing Center and then manually add it through the Manage Wireless Networks in the N&S Center.

Successful Method 4:
Disable the IPV6, save the newest driver to your desktop, uninstall the adapter and make sure to check to have the driver software removed as well. Now go to the Network and Sharing Center and remove your wireless network from the saved list .After you have done that, go and add it manually. Then, scan for the changes and the adapter should be reinstalled with the old driver as the main. THEN, go and install the newest driver.
Method 4 is the only way my Dell Studio 1537 would work with the installed Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN. On a side note, I just tried method 4 tonight after the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter showed up in my Device Manager.

I hope this helps!

A:A few successful fixes to Windows 7 Wireless Issues

Great advice. However, I believe my wireless problem was fixed by simply removing my Win7 machine from any Homegroup - I did not actually disable IPV6 for the wireless adapter. I have no other Win7 computers at home and had created a Homegroup thinking I was actually setting the Workgroup.

My Win7 computer is HP Slimline S3750F, recently upgraded (with a clean install) from Vista to Win7 Home Premium. My problems began shortly thereafter.

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I have the yellow triangle with the ! in it with bubles that pop up from it stating,

System performance monitor: Warning

Security Alert: Spyware found

System Alert: [email protected]

System Alert: Malware threats

Security Alert: [email protected]

And these all rotate in that order. It'll pop up and stay up for a short but then goes aways. a bit later the next one pops up.

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IE windows that pop up are

"Security center" with a url of "http://www.savetheinformation.com/v2/?gai=hamm_h1pop&gli=pop_1&gff=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659&eai=hamm_h1pop&eli=pop_1&eaf=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659&air=hamm_h1pop&lir=pop_1&afr=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659"

"http://www.savetheinformation.com/v6/?gai=hamm_h1pop&gli=pop_1&gff=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659&eai=hamm_h1pop&eli=pop_1&eaf=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659&air=hamm_h1pop&lir=pop_1&afr=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659"

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Also I get little windows that look like the windows that come up on a normal system but it reads,

"Security warning: New variant of [email protected]" - as the title

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A:Solved: have issues, fixes I've read don't work

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Hey Guys!
 
Here is a list of steps that commonly resolve issues with wireless connectivity.
 
First, we have a step by step guide to walk you through the troubleshooting process here: Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection
 
A second option, is to try these steps:Powercycle the network:1. Shut down your notebook.2. Unplug the power to your router.3. Unplug the power to your modem.4. Wait at least 45 seconds.5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh winsock reset" without quotes, and p... Read more

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March 18 2010

New drivers available for your Nvidia Cards 197.13 !
New Nvidia Driver Fixes Fan Speed Issues

Install - with caution, heh, heh!

A:New Nvidia Driver Fixes Fan Speed Issues

This is actually a beta driver and has been added to the graphic card driver section.

Thanks anyway.

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Microsoft is gearing up for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is just a few weeks away now. Today, the company released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14390 for both PCs and phones to the Fast ring.

As usual when we're so close to an RTM, there are no new front-facing features. There is only a list of one fix and one known issue.

Here's what got fixed:

You should no longer see the error code 0x80004005 when enabling Developer Mode on the ?For Developers? Settings page if your PC is using a non-EN-US language.
Here is the known issue:

AWARENESS: A recent fix went into place for the Hyper-V firmware that will that affect the ability to boot Windows Server 2016 Tech Preview 5 VMs with Secure Boot enabled. A fix for TP5 builds has been developed however, due to release schedules, the Insider Preview build changes will be released before the TP5 fix is released. During that time, if you try to boot a new TP5 VM with Secure Boot enabled, it will fail. The workaround is to disable Secure Boot during this period.
As you can see, the list of fixes and issues is getting smaller and smaller. Presumably, Microsoft should be almost ready to sign-off on an RTM build.

Dona Sarkar requests that Insiders try out this build and submit feedback. She also requested that you give your device to a friend for them to try. After all, "we're getting down to the wire".

If you're on the Fast ring, you can grab build 14390 by going to Settings -> Updat... Read more

A:Here are the fixes and known issues in Windows 10 for PCs build 14390

Hi,

I found ESD download links for build 14390

Download
ESD Decrypter

Use decrypt-esddecrypt to decrypt ESD to ISO.

Regards,
Kardo
 

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Looking at a 5th fresh install of win 8 and upgrading to 8.1 since Oct 2012. Never had sooo many since Win 95 beta days. 3rd one for 8.1.

Help line been call 3 times and spent 2 hours to get number activate with the last one being on Oct 30-13. Any number that came with the box as well given by help are corrupted.

The current system is bare strip with only 5 programs running with the following issues. The system had 30 programs before this rebuilt.

Green bar in window explorer and fixes fail to deal with it. Just keep scrolling. Sometimes items sent to trash don't show up and done the fix with no results.

Click on folders or drives and the icons in the folder or drive don't show for up to 5 minutes with the blue circle for the mouse spinning. Screen freezes with window explorer to the point I have to get task manger to kill what every not responding. In some cases task manager doesn't shows anything in use. Have to restart the system to deal with the freezes. No issues with drives and have been software tested by manufacture.

Click on properties and takes donkey ages to appear. Is also applies to loading a program to the point it never shows up.

One of the external drive is not being seen as USB fix not working now and was working before this latest issue. USB 3 drive.

HTML pages show up as text when there are other HTML links that show up correct as icon.

Photos and video icon fail to display even after doing the fix or takes forever to display compare to the past a... Read more

A:4th install of Win 8.1 with major issues and fixes fail.

Green bar in window explorer and fixes fail to deal with it. Just keep scrolling. Sometimes items sent to trash don't show up and done the fix with no results.



Taking one thing at a time:

Disable Windows Search Service
(this will only disable the indexing but you will still be able to search in explorer).

OR

Disable or rebuild the Search Index via Control Panel> Indexing Options> Advanced Button> Rebuild Button.

If either one of the above works, let me know and I'll have a crack at another one of your many issues.
Good luck.

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