If you are using Internet Explorer, you can reduce the amount of vulnerabilities that it goes through when you are online. I have designed a comprehensive Internet Explorer support guide for you. It will walk you through the procedure step-by-step and educate you what how each setting helps secure your browser.
Open Internet Explorer. Click the Tools menu and select Internet Options from drop-down list. When in the Internet Options window, highlight the Security tab and you will see a list of internet security zone. Click the Internet zone and drag the security zone slider to High. It will be set to Medium by default. Afterwards, click the Custom level tab. You will be in the Security Settings – Internet Zone dialog box. Under Reset custom settings, click the drop-down arrow beside Reset to and select High. It will be set to Medium-High (Default) by default.
Also disable certain features like Java, ActiveX Control and plug-ins (disable all the settings related to them), Active Scripting, and cookies etc. through which most of the malware infections peep into to your computer, making it securer. These are always hidden fake free online virus removal software, tray clocks, audio/video songs etc. You can select the Disable button below each setting to disable it. Afterwards, click the Reset button. When prompted, confirm the action by clicking the Yes button. The settings will change to the High level. Hit the OK button to exit the dialog box. You will return to the Security tab. Similarly you can configure settings for other security zones to make Internet Explorer secured.
Now click the Privacy tab. you will see that the privacy settings for the internet zone will be set to Medium. These settings are for the cookies, small text files. Cookies are placed on a computer by all the websites to collect a user’s information like online activities like website surfing and preference and credentials like email address and password etc. So, you can understand the harm cookies (especially if they are of malicious websites) can do to you and your computer. To block cookies from being placed on your computer without your permission, click the Override automatic cookie handling. Besides, select the option Prompt under both First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies. This will prevent all the cookies from being set on your computer without your permission.
These will seek you permission first. Thereafter, you can either allow or deny them respectively for a genuine or suspected website. Also you can select the box beside Always allow session cookies. This option will allow certain session cookies to be set automatically and without your permission. You should select this option only when the amount of cookie prompts is in excess. For example, a website may have around 10-13 or more cookies that it wants to set on your computer. In that case, you will be prompted 10-13 or more times by the webpage to either accept or deny them before…