Customize Internet Explorer's Security
By Stephen Bucaro
Internet Explorer (IE) provides many options that you can configure to customize
your browsing security. IE divides security into four zones: Internet, Local
Intranet, Trusted Sites, and Restricted Sites. You can configure the security
for each zone individually. IE tracks which zone you are accessing and sets the
To access these configurations select Tools | Internet Options...
in IE's main menu. In the Internet Options dialog box that appears, select
the Security tab. On the Security tab, click on a "Web content zone" icon
then on the [Default Level] button. A slider control will appear that allows
you to quickly increase or decrease the security level for that zone.
To set a detailed custom security for a zone, click on the [Custom Level ...]
button. In the Security Settings dialog box that appears, you can set radio
buttons to configure each individual security setting. Most of the settings
allow you to Disable, Enable, or Prompt a security feature.