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How to change the security level of Internet Explorer?

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Change the security level of Internet Explorer.
Regarding how to change the security level of Internet Explorer, please refer to the following steps.


Internet Explorer 6.0
Internet Explorer 7.0




Internet Explorer 6.0
  1. Double-click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options....


  3. When the Internet Options window appears, click Security. In Select a Web content zone to specify its security settings., select the zone.

    Regarding the details of Security Zones, please refer to ●About Security Zones.


     

  4. Move the slider to set Security level for this zone, and then click OK.
    If there is no slider, please click Default Level to display the slider, and move it to the proper level.

    Regarding the details of security levels please refer to ●About Security Levels.



    In addition, if user needs to customize the security levels, please click Custom Level.... When the Security Settings window appears, user can select the option that user wants, and then click OK.



Remark

If user wants to restore the security level to its default value, please click Default Level in Security level for this zone, and then click OK.





Internet Explorer 7.0
  1. Double-click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.


  3. When the Internet Options window appears, click Security. In Select a zone to view or change security settings., select the zone.

    Regarding the details of Security Zones please refer to ●About Security Zones.


     

  4. Move the slider to set Security level for this zone, and then click OK.
    If there is no slider, please click Default Level to display the slider, and move it to the proper level.

    Regarding the details of security levels please refer to ●About Security Levels



    In addition, if user needs to customize the security levels, please click Custom level.... When Security Settings-Internet Zone window appears, select the perferred option , and then click OK.


Remark

To restore the security level to its default value, please click Default level in Security level for this zone, and then click OK.






●About Zones
There are four types of Security Zones in Internet Explorer.

Zones Descriptions Default Level
Internet Explorer
4.* to 6.0
Internet Explorer
7.0
Internet This zone contains all Web sites that are not on the computer or on the local intranet, or that are not already assigned to another zone. Medium Medium-high
Local intranet This zone contains all Web sites that are on the organization's intranet.
It also contains Web sites user adds.
Please consult the network administrator for details.
Medium-low Medium-low
Trusted sites This zone contains Web sites that user trusts as safe not to damage the computer or data).
User feels free to log on the Web sites.
Low Medium
Restricted sites This zone contains Web sites that could potentially damage the computer or data.
User feels free to log on the Web sites.
High High


●About security Levels
The following security levels can be set in different security zones.

Security levels Descriptions
High The default level in the Restricted sites zone is set to High.
Under this level, ActiveX and JAVA are not allowed.
Medium-high
※Only for Internet Explorer 7
The default level in the Internet zone is set to Medium-high. It is applicable for almost all Web pages.
Medium The default level in the Internet zone is set to Medium. It will not affect the general ability to browse Web pages.
Medium-low The default level in the Local intranet zone is set to Medium-low. It is a lower level than Medium.
Under this level, it will require the confirmation befor Internet Explorer will allow to download a file without knowing its security.
Low The default level in the Trusted sites zone is set to Low. It is the lowest securitylevel.
Under this level, Internet Explorer lets most content run without requiring permission.