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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Chapter 7: Navigating the Web with Internet Explorer 7
1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools Internet Options. This displays the Internet
Options dialog box.
2. On the Security tab, click the “Restricted sites” zone and then click the Sites but-
ton. This displays the “Restricted sites” dialog box, as shown in Figure 7-23.
3. To add a site to the “Restricted sites” zone, type the web address for the site and
then click Add.
4. To remove a site from the “Restricted sites” zone, click the web address and then
click Remove.
5. Click OK to save your settings.
Keep in mind that designating a site as a restricted site doesn’t stop
you or anyone else from accessing the site. Instead, it establishes a
higher level of security for the site.
Setting Advanced Internet Options
In the Internet Options dialog box, you’ll find a wide variety of advanced settings on
the Advanced tab. These advanced options allow you to fine-tune the way Internet
Explorer works. Some advanced options can be set through other settings in the
Internet Options dialog box, but they are provided on the Advanced tab so that you
have a central location for managing settings.
Figure 7-23. Configuring restricted sites
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Advanced settings are organized into several categories. The main categories are:
Accessibility
Settings designed to improve ease of access
Browsing
Settings that control the general way browsing works in Internet Explorer as well
as the way web pages are displayed
HTTP 1.1
Settings that control whether and how Internet Explorer uses HTTP 1.1
International
Settings that control whether and how Internet Explorer displays and sends
international domain names
Multimedia
Settings that control how Internet Explorer works with pictures, sounds, anima-
tions, and ClearType text
Security
Settings that control the way Internet Explorer uses various security and authen-
tication technologies
Table 7-3 lists all the advanced options and details how they are used. Generally, you
want to change advanced settings only to resolve a specific issue with the way Inter-
net Explorer displays or accesses web pages. Otherwise, you should rely on the pre-
defined settings. In Table 7-3, a setting is followed by a plus sign (+) if it is enabled
by default and an asterisk (*) if you must restart Internet Explorer for a setting
change to take effect.
You can configure advanced options by completing these steps:
1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools
Internet Options. This displays the Internet
Options dialog box.
2. On the Advanced tab, select or clear individual advanced options to control the
way Internet Explorer displays or accesses web pages. With most settings, select
them to enable the setting and clear them to disable the setting.
3. Click OK to save your settings.
Some changes to advanced options may cause Internet Explorer to work differently
than expected. If you experience unintended consequences because you have
changed advanced options, you can restore the default configuration for advanced
options by completing these steps:
1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools
Internet Options. This displays the Internet
Options dialog box.
2. On the Advanced tab, click “Restore advanced settings.”

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