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Windows 7: Protection mode off.

27 Jul 2010   #1
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Protection mode off.

When I go to internet explorer, taskbar shows Protected mode: Off. But when I go the the Security tab, the box is checked for it to be on. I run MSE, and that's all, which I know turns off Windows defender. Is this what's going on?

Is this anything I need to be concerned about?
Thanks,
Bill


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27 Jul 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do you have UAC off? Are you using the hidden Administrator account?

Internet Explorer Protected Mode - Turn On or Off
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27 Jul 2010   #3
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I do have UAC off. I dont know what "hidden admisistrator" is. I am the only person ever on this laptop.
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27 Jul 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well IE's protection mode requires UAC. Protection mode uses UAC to put IE into a restrictive sandbox.
This sandbox makes drive-by exploits and others inoperable.
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27 Jul 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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27 Jul 2010   #6
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I turned UAC back on, and it still saus Off
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27 Jul 2010   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bill,

Did you restart the computer after turning UAC on, then double check the settings in IE to make sure that Protection Mode is still turned on?

See the warning box at the top of the link posted above for more details on this as well.
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27 Jul 2010   #8
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I rebooted, and now its on. Do I need to leave it on, even if I am the only operator of this computer?
Thanks,
Bill
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27 Jul 2010   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

From link above:

Quote:
Internet Explorer 8 protected mode is a feature that makes it more difficult for malicious software to be installed on your computer.
I would recommend to always leave it turned on for better protection.
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27 Jul 2010   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome.

As for your question about leaving it on, that is your decision. My advice would be to leave this feature enabled, as I have.
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 Protection mode off.




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