"Secured" IE7

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by CountryGuy, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. CountryGuy

    CountryGuy Registered Member

    Jun 23, 2008
    For a number of different reasons, I'm going back to using Internet Explorer 7 on my Vista 64 machine. As add-ons don't work in the 64 bit version, using the 32 bit version.

    So, I'm trying to secure this puppy without removing all functionality. Here's what I've done:

    Internet Zone: High
    Trusted Sites: Medium-High
    Trusted Sites: Enable Protected Mode

    Disabled all saving of passwords and forms

    Privacy Tab -
    Override Automatic Cookie Handling; Prompt for both types, allow session cookies

    Advanced Tab
    Enabled "Always show encoded addresses"
    Disabled "Play sounds in webpages"
    Disabled "Play animations in webpages"
    Enabled "Always use ClearType for HTML"
    Enabled "Do not save encrypted pages to disk"
    Enabled "Enable memory protection to help mitigate online attacks"

    I'm adding sites I "trust" to the Trusted Sites list as I go.

    Is there anything beyond that anyone would recommend to provide decent security to IE (short of locking everything down)?
  2. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Saudi Arabia/ Pakistan
    HauteSecure will be a good choice.
  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    IE7Pro addon, it blocks flash and ADs, which could contain malware. You could also try OpenDNS blocking domains like porno, which helps as well.
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