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IE 6.0 security settings error

by ashrafkadry / November 22, 2004 5:38 AM PST


I'm running windows xp home edition with IE 6.0.29 as the main browser. Lately I've been getting an error message everytime I try to change the security level, under the "internet zone". The security level for that zone is set currently at medium I need to lower it to low or medium-low. Everytime I move the slider downard from the current level I get this error message "The recommended security level for this zone is Medium. You have chosen a level lower than this. Please choose a medium or higher leve"l."

And the slider goes back to its original position at medium level. The default settings key is greyed out all the time.

Can anyone help me with this?
I've run spyware checkers, and deleted any spyware found.

ashraf mohammed

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Re: IE 6.0 security settings error
by chrstphr / November 25, 2004 1:29 AM PST

Hi there,
It seems that I have the same problem. I am using Windows XP Home Edition with IE 6.0.29 as the main browser too. A few days ago I installed Windows XP's Service Pack 2, and I think this might have to do with it. Yesterday, my also friend installed Service Pack 2 and he is having the exact same problem. He needed to lower the security level zone bar to lower than medium and it would not allow him, just as it did not allow me to do. We get the same error message over and over everytime too: The recommended security level for this zone is Medium. You have chosen a level lower than this. Please choose a medium or higher level.

Maybe unistalling SP2 or any recent additions involving anit-virus or spy-ware programs will solve the problem. Besides SP2 for security and anti-virus control, I have Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyware Blaster, Ad-Aware SE Personal, CCleaner, and AVG Anti-Virus. I installed all of these and SP2, except for Spybot, on November 25, 2004 (yesterday).


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by ashrafkadry / November 26, 2004 2:27 PM PST

Hi Chris, and Happy thanks giving

I finally solved the problem, if you wanna change your security settings in IE 6 without getting that pesky error message do the following:( Note this solution applies to all security zones)

Choose whichever security zone you want to apply the changes to, and then click on custom settings button. The settings menu will open. at the bottom of the general pane you will find a small menu, or a cascading window called "reset customs settings" scroll down to whichever security settings you want let for example "medium-low" settings.just choose that setting and apply the reset button. Instantly the menu options will change indicating the new applied changes.

In brief:
go under the custom settings. Just choose the settings you want, and then push the reset button.

ashraf kadry

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IE 6.0 security settings non-error. Your choice to let ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2004 1:49 AM PST

You don't have an error. However I feel that many don't get the security implications of lowering the IE settings.

Do such at your own risk and don't complain when the bad thing installs on your machine and you get to start all over.

In closing, does it work ok with FIREFOX?


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