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IE will not open relative local (offline) files

I have an issue with a client, where their IE (11) is not opening relative CSS/JS content to an offline HTML file. This obviously causes the offline HTML site to not work. I have tested on our own IE ...
4
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2answers
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Connection to Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, etc. compromised via all devices on my home network - How?

I'm a very computer savvy guy (although not very networking savvy), and I may still be wrong about this, but I think my home network may be compromised somehow. I'd like to know if it's possible for ...
42
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4answers
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Should I install Internet Explorer updates although I disabled it?

I have disabled Internet Explorer in the "Windows Features" dialog. Nonetheless Windows Update alerts me that there are security updates for IE. I am aware that I cannot uninstall IE and it remains ...
5
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1answer
122 views

Am I safe from MS Advisory 2963983 by using a different application to host the MSIE rendering engine?

Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983 Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: April 26, 2014 General Information Executive Summary Microsoft ...
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1answer
50 views

Stop IE from being started from a URL shortcut

This question is similar to How to disable Explorer.exe for given user?, but with a key difference: I've already blocked IE, mostly. In Group Policy I have added iexplore.exe to the list of ...
1
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1answer
43 views

How to forbid IE to browse a https site if the cert is not trusted?

I've been Googled for a while, and didn't find any easy way to do this. Basically, I want to make sure the IE users in my network cannot browse possibly phishing site, or those are compromised with a ...
3
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1answer
111 views

Difference in opening a website in a machine using ip address and localhost?

I have a website configured in my IIS. In the browser(Internet Explorer) when I open(in the same machine where is the website hosted in IIS) it by giving url with localhost it opens correctly, but ...
4
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1answer
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IE can't load embedded swfs on the Internet, but can access them locally

We have two Windows Embedded Standard machines that have suddenly started failing to load embedded swfs over the Internet via IE, but then they're able to load them just fine when the HTML wrappers ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Force IE to open local files in the Intranet zone / trusted sites [duplicate]

Is there a way to add all local files (C:\... or file://) to Trusted sites or to be recognized as from the Intranet zone? Inetrnet Explorer (11 if that matters) treats them as being in the Internet ...
2
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2answers
567 views

Chrome - Why am I automatically authenticated to a web app even after clearing browser cookies?

I am accessing a web application using Chrome. If I sign out of the app and clear all Chrome history/cookies/etc (even Flash cookies which are now handled by Chrome in the same Clear History area) ...
0
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0answers
373 views

How safe/unsafe is this method of disabling the ridiculous “open file - security warning”

I created a vbs file and tried to run it and got the silly warning a bit like I see there are a few solutions to it. One is mentioned here In IE- tools..internet options..security tab..custom ...
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0answers
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IE 10 won't load with Protected Mode enabled

I discovered recently that I could not open IE. The window would open, appear for a few seconds, then disappear. I run Webroot security, but installed Ad-aware and ran a scan. I also ran HiJackThis ...
1
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1answer
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Understanding IE’s Internet Security

This question is linked to my post Downloading file and internet security issue however this is more abstract. Consider the following: Website "www.example.com" added to trust zone. Navigate to a ...
1
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2answers
166 views

How can I harden my system against an infected website? [closed]

Let’s say that I have to go to a website, and I am 99% sure that it will attempt to put a virus on my computer somehow. What settings can I change in my browser, OS, etc. to make sure that I will be ...
2
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1answer
128 views

Security risks in passing passwords in ftp urls

What are the security risks in passing passwords in ftp URLs. For instance internet explorer takes in a url of the form ftp://username:password@someserver.com. Is the url transmitted in plain text? ...
2
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1answer
449 views

What are the advantages of upgrading Internet Explorer if you don't use it?

I don't open Internet Explorer, but I think its code maybe is used in other Windows features, such as desktop gadgets. Will I benefit from upgrading IE8 to IE9 even if I don't use it? Will Windows 7 ...
0
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0answers
506 views

Disable Protected mode in Internet Explorer Security options

I need a small help to disable the protected mode in IE 8. Here is my scenario. I have admin rights on my machine, but I am not able to disable Protected mode. When I Run IE as Administrator also, I ...
0
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1answer
205 views

Request Policy like plugin for Internet Explorer

I'm using Firefox with a plugin called Request Policy. What it basically does is the preventing of cross site requests from the currently opened website. E.g: when I open the local news site it blocks ...
1
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3answers
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Internet Explorer refuses to connect to sites with untrusted SSL certificates

IE has started exhibiting a strange behavior. We have several intranet nodes (routers) that are configured to use HTTPS for access, but which have untrusted / self signed certificates on them. At ...
2
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1answer
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How do I disable the “Security Certificate Error” message in Internet Explorer?

How do I get rid of this annoying message? To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors. Click here for ...
0
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4answers
2k views

Should I be afraid of a malicious GIF file?

I downloaded a torrent which had some gifs with pirate logos on it. There was a gif with the text 'we are watching you'. I clicked on one of them and it opened my internet explorer browser. I turned ...
1
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1answer
155 views

Custom Internet Explorer Security Settings

I'm trying to set the highest security settings possible on Internet Explorer. These are the steps I've taken: Set everything to high (Internet, local Internet, trusted sites, and restricted sites) ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How do I add custom security zones for Internet Explorer 8?

I know part of it is to create an extra key in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones (or more simply, export zone 2 and rename it, such as zone 5)... however, even ...
16
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6answers
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Windows 7 never remembers my password credential

Every time I need to connect to something in my company I get a dialog like this So I type in my password(this can popup when I am in IE 9 or outlook or whatever.) and check the box. Say I am in IE ...
2
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2answers
2k views

How can I block access to local files from Internet Explorer?

I want to create a kiosk station that will allow web browsing, but won't allow access to local files. How can I go about doing this?
8
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5answers
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How much data does Chrome really collect?

One of the companies I work for recently informed me that browsing the Intranet using Chrome is not accepted (nor supported) because it "collects data", therefore making it insecure. However, they ...
2
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3answers
3k views

What exactly does IE's InPrivate browsing do and how secure is it?

I recently started using InPrivate browsing with IE8 but not sure exactly how well it prevents websites I visit from extracting information from my computer or browsing sessions. Only reason I'm using ...
1
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0answers
692 views

Windows Server 2003, file downloads

I'm having problems downloading a file to a Windows Server 2003 machine. The file is of type .msi. When visiting the page I get the following message: Internet Explorer cannot download ...
2
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2answers
15k views

“Trusted Sites” settings in Google Chrome

Is there equivalent of Internet Explorer Trusted Sites settings in Google Chrome? Here is the issue: When I download an excel file from a website using Chrome the file is marked as unsafe as seen on ...
3
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2answers
342 views

“Internet Explorer blocked…files to your computer” - Which Files?

Internet Explorer is preventing one of my sites from downloading a file. I'm not expecting the site to attempt anything like this, so I'm convinced I have some malicious code on the site. It would ...
1
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3answers
1k views

I am not able to open gmail and some other sites

Last day my system got hanged so I restarted and recovered windows to the the date of 1 day before. Now I am not able to open gmail, orkut and some other sites. When I try to open these sites I ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Internet Explorer security warning: want to view only the webpage content delivered securely?

Consider visiting a website using HTTPS. Internet Explorer (IE8 in this case) presents a warning: Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely? Clicking the More ...
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2answers
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Recent IE vulnerability and google. How?

So, there's a huge hole in the wild about IE. Normally I would not be interested, as I don't use IE, but in this case, I'm not able to understand the connection between the IE hole and the chinese ...
0
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1answer
1k views

To disable View - Explorer Bar - Folders Option in Internet Explorer 6.0

Are there any Registry Settings or GP's that I can use to ensure that View - Explorer Bar - Folders option is disabled in IE 6.0 for a particular user alone. We have already disabled the Address ...
1
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2answers
3k views

How can I figure out what is triggering “An add-on for this website failed to run” message in the Internet Explorer Information bar?

How can I tell what the website is trying to do? Is it trying to download a file, install an ActiveX control, activate an existing ActiveX control, etc. The "Information" bar doesn't seem to provide ...
2
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1answer
310 views

Why does IE block its own script for collapsing XML tags?

Every time I open an XML file in IE (I know, right?), I get the yellow bar security error saying scripts are blocked. Allowing the script to run makes it so you can collapse tags. Seems a bit ...
0
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4answers
3k views

Firefox Certificate Error

I have this annoying problem - every time I get into a site with a security certificate I always see a warning page that the certificate is invalid. I've grown accustomed to just setting an exception ...
9
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1answer
5k views

What makes the address bar in IE turn green?

What aspect of a site's SSL certificate causes IE's address bar to turn green? I'm working on a site which already uses SSL successfully, but am interested to know if there are different levels of ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Block user from opening IE

I have IE 6 on my family PC. Since I'm using Firefox, I don't intend to upgrade to IE 7. I'd like to block anyone using IE 6 as it is not secure. How to do this. I have seen my cousins typing ...
11
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5answers
10k views

Prevent installation of IE toolbars?

If there is one thing I would like to see become a standard feature in Internet Explorer it would be the ability to prevent installation of damn toolbars and for those preventative measures to be ...
10
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7answers
277 views

How to browse safely?

Just curious. What are the best practices and tools you use for safe Internet browsing? How to stay away from spywares, adwares etc? Update: For my work, I use Internet Explorer on Windows and ...