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    Question Internet Explorer options

    Under Security there are several sections that are not secure and turn pink if you choose enable. They are:

    Download signed ActiveX controls
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls
    Initalize & script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting
    Installation of desktop items
    Launching applications & unsafr files
    Launching programs & files in an IFRAME

    At the present time I have Prompt checked but can anyone tell me if I should do otherwise.

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    I use Medium-High (default) security settings. Mine are set as follows:
    Prompt
    Disable
    Disable
    Unknown (Could not find)
    Prompt
    Prompt

    I do not have any problems with these settings. I hope this helps.
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    Prompt is safer than enable, at least you'll have some warning. A well-crafted ActiveX attack could probably wreak system-wide changes, your choice

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    Could someone remind me where the pink comes from; is that IE8 or what?

    Bruce

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    It's probably from a particular color scheme I would guess.
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    No, there's something that turns potentially unsafe internet options pink as you select them. I've seen it but I can't remember where (i.e. standard version or security add-on).\

    Bruce

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    I believe that would be the Smart Screen Filter option under IE's Tools menu.
    Last edited by jlprtr; 2012-02-23 at 15:53.

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    Thanks, but turning SmartScreen off or on makes no difference to that aspect.

    But I now realize it is just those six options listed at the top of this thread, which are the only ones marked "not secure", and enabling any of those gives a pink highlight warning.

    And the same happens in IE8/XP as well as IE9/Win7 (except that, as Ted said, "Installation of desktop items" doesn't exist as a security option in IE9).

    Bruce

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