How To Secure Internet Explorer On Your Desktop
You want to start by going to tools and selecting Internet options. Next you want to go ahead and click on the security tab which shows the various security zones for each one of the zones displayed which include Internet, a local Internet, trusted sites and restricted sites.
First we want to go ahead and make sure that the Internet is selected. These settings apply to websites that are not listed in other security zones. We strongly recommend that you select a high security setting be by selecting this there are several features including active X, Java and active scripting that will be disabled. Doing this will help to make a browser much more secure.
For those who are more familiar with Internet Explorer you can always go ahead and select the custom level for more granular optimization.
Next you can go ahead and select trusted sites as this cures the zone for websites that you believe is securely designed and where you’re not worried about the quality of the content. You can add or remove sites from this zone you can click on the sites button.
I prefer to select a medium settings for my trusted sites which allows for safe browsing and also prompts before downloading potentially unsafe content. Also unsigned ActiveX controls will not be downloaded.
For any sites that you add to the trusted sites list features such as ActiveX and active scripting or automatically enabled.
Following this configuration the trusted sites will give you the benefits of security for sites that you are just visiting our that you’re not familiar with but will still give you the flexibility on sites that you deem trustworthy.
Next you want to go ahead and select the privacy tab here we recommend that you select the advanced button and select override automatic cookie handling. You’ll also want to go ahead and select prompt for first party and third-party cookie handling.
This way you will be Palm to each time a site tries to place a cookie on your computer system. You can then evaluate the site and decide whether you want to accept it or deny the cookie and also what action to take in the future.
Last but not least you can go to programs tab and select the default programs are handling things such as HTML editing, e-mail, newsgroups, and that call, calendar and contact list and one of my favorite buttons is the Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser button.
By checking this you won’t be bothered with the prompt asking if you want to make and explore your default browser.
The amount of time that it takes to go ahead and implement the above procedures far outweighs the increase in security that you get with Internet Explorer.