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Tutorial: Tweak IE for Greater Security

How to Configure Internet Explorer to Stay (More) Secure Online

The Internet is an amazing place. It is the world’s largest man-made object. It has changed and enhanced our lives in countless ways. Like most things, it has it’s “good side” and it’s “bad side”. I think you need to know: cyber-criminals are ruining it. And stealing billions of dollars a year in the process (that we know about.. think “tip of the iceberg”).

Earlier this week I posted a slideshow tutorial for the web browser Firefox (see, Safer Internet Surfing Cont. – Tutorial: Tweak Firefox for Greater Security) and today it is Internet Explorer’s turn. Instead of simply telling you “be safer”, I have a link to a step-by-step slideshow tutorial: How to configure Internet Explorer for secure surfing

“With assistance from the United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT), this slideshow will walk you through the steps to configure Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to limit the damage from hacker attacks.”


click for slideshow

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July 24, 2010 - Posted by | advice, browsers, computers, how to, IE 7, ie 8, Internet, PC, privacy, security, software, tech, tweaks | , , , , , ,


  1. Hey Paul,
    Indeed, a nice tutorial there.
    However, i rarely use IE, once in a blue moon.


    Comment by Ranjan | July 28, 2010 | Reply

    • Ranjan,
      Back in the days of IE6, I use to use it only when absolutely necessary; and then with IE 7 (and Select View to block Flash/ads) I used it a bit less than half the time. With the advent of decent 64-bit OS’s, I use IE 8 64-bit when I can, and I’m looking forward to IE 9.
      Believe it or not (BION), Internet Explorer is not your grandpa’s web browser any more.


      Comment by techpaul | July 28, 2010 | Reply

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