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Configuring Security Settings

Friday, August 28, 2009

You should be able to help yourself to configure Internet Explorer security settings that control what types of content Internet Explorer can download and use—content such as ActiveX controls, files, and fonts. Internet Explorer contains many settings designed to protect the computer and the user from security hazards when browsing the Internet. Knowing the available configuration options gives you a greater understanding of potential threats and of the methods that you can utilize to help protect users against them.

The Security tab of the Internet Options dialog box provides a method of controlling security based on security zones. Security zones contain a list of websites deemed to have similar security settings requirements. You’ll be asked to resolve problems that have to do with zone configurations; these problems will mainly be issues regarding the inability to view or access something or to comply with company security directives. To resolve these types of calls, you’ll need an understanding of the default settings for each zone.

The four zones provided are as follows:

Internet contains all websites that you have not placed in other zones.

Local Intranet contains all websites that are on the local network ion Microsoft windows xp. By default, this zone includes all sites that bypass the proxy server (if a proxy server is being used) and all local network paths. You can add additional sites to this zone by selecting the zone and clicking Sites.

Trusted Sites contains websites that are believed to be safe. There are no sites in this zone by default. You can add sites to this zone as you see fit by selecting the zone and clicking Sites.

Restricted Sites contains websites that could potentially be harmful. There are no sites in this zone by default. You can add sites to this zone as you see fit by selecting the zone and clicking Sites.

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Personal Information Management of IE in Windows xp

Personal Information Management of IE in Windows xp

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Personal Information section of the Content tab allows you to configure the following settings in Internet browser:


AutoComplete is a feature in Internet explorer browser that helps users work, browse, and purchase items on the Internet faster than normal by automatically listing possible matches for Web addresses, forms, and user names and passwords on forms.

My Profile

Click My Profile to open Profile Assistant. Profile Assistant stores personal information, which can then be sent automatically to a website when the website requests the information. Profile Assistant saves the information in a secure location on the client’s computer and prompts the user to send the information if the website supports this technology. The user can accept or deny this service each time she encounters it. This saves time for the user because she does not have to enter the same information each time she visits a new website, and allows her to determine when and for what sites Profile Assistant is used. As a DST, you might get requests from users who want an easier way to enter personal information than by keying it in manually each time in Microsoft windows xp. But make sure your not putting your personal and computer security at stake.

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Controlling Internet Explorer’s Appearance

Controlling Internet Explorer’s Appearance

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The remaining options on the General tab of the Internet Options dialog box allow you to alter the appearance of Internet Explorer and the Web pages it displays. Available options are as follows:

Colors Allows you to manipulate the colors Internet Explorer uses on Web pages for text, background, and hyperlinks in Microsoft windows.

Fonts Allows you to specify the font Internet Explorer uses to display text on Web pages that do not specify a particular font.

Languages Allows you to control which language is used to display content if a site offers more than one language in windows xp.

Accessibility Allows you to control additional settings about how Internet Explorer displays colors and fonts. In particular, you can have Internet Explorer ignore settings that are specified by Web pages and use settings you configured.

This feature is useful for users who have configured accessibility options.

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How to Manage Internet Explorer History in windows xp

How to Manage Internet Explorer History in windows xp

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Internet Explorer automatically stores a list of links to pages that you have recently visited in a folder named History. You can access the recent history by clicking the History button on the Internet Explorer toolbar.

The History section of the General tab of the Internet Options dialog box in windows xp allows you to manage how long Internet Explorer stores recent links. Use the Days To Keep Pages In History option to specify the number of days the history is maintained. The default value is 20 days. Setting this value to 0 disables the History feature. Use the Clear History button to clear the current history list.

How to customize the way IE stores and uses the temporary Internet Files

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You can also customize the way that Internet Explorer stores and uses temporary Internet files. On the General tab of the Internet Options dialog box, click the Settings button. This action opens the Settings dialog box.

Ways to control when Internet Explorer checks for newer versions of the pages that are stored in its local cache. These four options are as follows:

Every Visit to the Page This option causes Internet Explorer to connect to the website and check to see whether the page has been updated each time you access the page in Microsoft windows If a newer page is available than the one stored in the local cache, Internet Explorer downloads the new page from the website and places it in cache. If the page has not been updated, Internet Explorer loads the page from the local cache instead. You may also be interested in learning – How to control the cookies in Internet explorer 6

Every Time You Start Internet Explorer This option causes Internet Explorer to connect to the website and check to see whether the page has been updated only the first time you access the page in any given Internet Explorer session. Subsequent accesses to the page in the same session are always loaded from the cache.

Automatically This option is similar to the Every Time You Start Internet Explorer option, except that Internet Explorer monitors how often pages change. If Internet Explorer determines that a page does not change very often, it checks for updates less frequently than once per session.

Never This option causes Internet Explorer to never check for updated versions of the page unless you manually refresh the page. The Settings dialog box also allows you to control the amount of disk space that temporary Internet files can consume on a hard disk and the folder that Internet Explorer uses to store the files. You should consider moving the temporary Internet files to another location only if the drive on which they are currently stored runs low on disk space. To view the contents of the folder, click View Files; to view downloaded program files, click View Objects in Microsoft windows xp.

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