Win7 protected mode

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Someguy, Jun 25, 2010.

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  1. Someguy

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    I recently installed Win7 and noticed that although I am running IE8 in protected mode (mediun high), admin with highest UAC level, I am able to download stuff and save web pages to almost anywhere on the disk.

    I checked with process explorer and IE is running in low integrity level.

    I fail to see where the sandboxing is taking place, anyone please could help me out there?

    Thanks all.
     
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    That document is not technical and is very simplified, just found thisUnderstanding and Working in Protected Mode Internet Explorer.

    Still have a lot to read...
     
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    Internet Explorer has been engineered so that some parts of it run as low integrity while other parts run with higher integrity levels. This allows you to, for example, save a download to anywhere because the save part doesn't operate as low integrity. In this case, the boundary between the low integrity rendering parts and the higher integrity save part is protected by the save dialog box, which must be acknowledged before the save occurs.
     
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