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Windows 7: IE8 Protected Mode Off with UAC On


21 Feb 2010   #1

Win 7 Pro
 
 
IE8 Protected Mode Off with UAC On

I have ensured my user a/c control is set to maximum i.e. Always notify.

But noticed in bottom right-hand corner of IE8 that protected mode is off?

With IE tools > internet options > security the relevant check boxes are ticked to enable this feature.

I'm using AVG (free version) and that is fine but why oh why does IE8 say protected mode is off?

There is only a single user a/c on this machine so I am the administrator. I am launching IE8 is the usual normal way by clicking on the icon in my quick launch section of the taskbar.

Thanks


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21 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I use Firefox, so I don't use Internet Explorer, but does anything pop-up if you right click that area?
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22 Feb 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro
 
 

appreciate the response but if you don't even use IE8 then not sure if you can help

anyone up for a challenge here?
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22 Feb 2010   #4
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Try the option "Reset all zones to default Level" (it's on the Internet options/Security)
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22 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have you checked this Tutorial?

Internet Explorer Protected Mode - Turn On or Off
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22 Feb 2010   #6

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Try the option "Reset all zones to default Level" (it's on the Internet options/Security)
yup tried that - didn't make any difference
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22 Feb 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gromit, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if doing a full reset of Internet Explorer may allow you to turn on Protected Mode afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Feb 2010   #8

Win 7 Pro
 
 

I've tried all the reset options and closing down IE8 and restarting it but it STILL says protected mode off?

could it be spyware??
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22 Feb 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Umm, ok.

As a test, create a new administrator account to see if you are able to in it. This will help see if it's just a issue in your user account or not.
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