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).
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.