Internet Protected mode has changed by itself!

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Mike Circuit

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Hi. I am using windows Vista. At the bottom of the screen when I am in explorer an using the internet - it says Protected Mode: Off. It used to day 'On'. I am worried why it has changed. How can I switch it back on again - also what does it mean? what is it protecting me from. I have installed some plug-ins - maybe this is why?

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Go to Tools / Internet Options , Security Tab.

Click on each icon, then for each icon's page, checkmark Enable Protected Mode ....
It doesn't do any harm to enable protected mode for all types of sites.

IE classifies web sites you go to, and detects whether they are local on your hard drive, on your intranet etc. and turns Protected Mode on or off accordingly. After setting the checkmark as per above, it will always be on.
 

Mike Circuit

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Ah ok. Thank you. So you mean it turns protected mode off when I have already visited sites? mine does alwyas seem to be off now though.
 
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Thats strange, my Protected Mode is always on. Maybe it does have something to do with your plugins. Uninstall them and see if it changes anything.
 
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