How to secure Internet Explorer

Posted: August 5, 2017 in child safety
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Technology advances have always contributed in our day to day lives. One such advent, Internet, has played a vital role in the global arena. It has provided a means to interact with people worldwide. You may share files, mail your friends and relatives and use the various available applications for a number of purposes.

Like every other invention, the web network has its own set of pros and cons. On one hand, it acts as a great platform for individual and business needs, and on the other hand it also opens up opportunities for some people to misuse and abuse this useful platform. If you have children at home, you have to make sure that they are not affected by such sources. Internet browsers are all equipped to handle such situations and have additional security features to make browsing experience safe and sound for you and your family.

 

About Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is the most popular browser. Using built-in features of this web browser, you can help ensure your family’s safety and online privacy. Itis a Microsoft certified web browser and comes with a lot of features and secure tools enhancing your browsing experience. Although the browsers cannot be a replacement for parental oversight and involvement, they offer security settings and features which you can configure to protect your child from inappropriate content. Here are some ways you can configure Internet Explorer to help protect your children’s privacy and safety, and some tips to help you set wise guidelines for your child’s computer use.

 

Block Inappropriate Content

Internet Explorer is equipped with a feature called “Content Advisor”. It helps you limit access to undesired content and lets you assign limits as per your requirement.

 

Configure the Security Zones

Internet Explorer lets you control your privacy and security preferences over the web. It lets you assign security levels to different websites

 

Keep a track of your children’s online activities

Internet Explorer lets you keep a track of your kid’s online activities by reviewing the history of the websites accessed, cookies and the temporary internet files.

 

How to configure the settings in the Internet Explorer

This section will guide you through a step by step process to configure your settings in Internet Explorer.

1.   Click on Internet Explorer web browser.

2.   From the Tools menu select Internet Options. A dialog box will appear.

3.   Select the Security tab.

4.   Click on the image of the globe -“Internet”.

5.   Click the Custom Level button.

6.   Select the Medium option from the pull-down list if it not already selected.

7.   Click the Reset button. A dialog box will appear for confirmation of change in the security settings for this zone. Click “Yes”.

8.   Scroll through the settings list and make the additional changes listed in the following steps.

9.   Check the option “Prompt” for the message-“Scripting ActiveX controls marked safe for Scripting,”

10.        Check “Disable Java” for the option “Java permissions,”

11.        Check “Disable” for the option “Active scripting”.

12.        Click OK to accept these changes. A dialog box will appear for confirmation of changes. Click “Yes”

13.        Click the Advanced tab in the Internet Options dialog box.

14.        Check “Warn if changing between secure and not secure” in the Security settings.

15.        Click Apply and then OK to save your changes and close the Internet Options dialog box.

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