Internet Options

Please make sure to follow it step by step.  Be patient and do not skip steps.  What may seem like a simple thing - may be exactly that which is causing problems.

INTERNET OPTIONS:
Open a Browser window, Tools, Internet Options
(Or go to the Control Panel, Internet Options, right click - open)

I) General tab:
(To view an example click here.)
a) General

  • check home page so it either points to a blank page or your favorite site
    http://www.google.com is a great home page.
  • clear history (set for 1-5 days)
  • apply
b) Click on settings:
(To view an example click here.)
  • make sure "Every time you Start Internet Explorer" is checked
  • amount of disk space used for temp = 100MB
  • click on view objects
        Are there any that show as numbers rather than names or any that show as damaged vs installed? Numbers indicates the ActiveX is damaged.
        Delete the damaged objects:
  • OK (settings tab)

II) Security Tab:
(To view an example click here.)
1) Internet Sites
    A) Click on the Internet Icon
    B) Click on custom level
        a) ActiveX controls and plug-ins
            i) Download signed ActiveX controls = prompt
            ii) Download unsigned ActiveX controls = disable
            iii) Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe = disable
            (
To view an example click here.)
            iv) Run ActiveX controls and plugins = enable 
            v) Script activex marked safe for scripting =enable
            (
To view an example click here.)
        b) Downloads:
            i) File = enable
            ii) Font = enable
            (
To view an example click here.)
        c) Java VM (Microsoft VM) medium security
            (
To view an example click here.)
        d) Miscellaneous
            i) Access data sources across domains = enable
            ii) Allow META REFRESH = enable
            iii) Display mixed content = enable
            (
To view an example click here.)
            iv) Don't prompt for client certificate selection when no certificates or
                only one certificate exists = disable
            v) Drag and drop or copy and paste files = enable
            vi) Installation of desktop items = PROMPT
            (
To view an example click here.)
            vii) Launching programs and files in IFRAME = enable
            viii) Navigate sub-frames across different = enable
            ix) Software channel permissions = medium safety
            (
To view an example click here.)
            x) Submit nonencrypted form data = enable
            xi) Userdata persistence = enable
            (
To view an example click here.)
        e) Scripting
            i) enable (active scripting)
            ii) enable (allow paste operations)
            iii) enable (java applets)
            (
To view an example click here.)
        f) User authentication = as it applies to your system.
            (
To view an example click here.)
        g) OK  (yes if it prompts you "are you sure you want to change...")

    2) Trusted Sites
        (
To view Trusted Sites click here)
            If you have sites you frequent that have become difficult to access,
            you may wish to place them in your trusted sites.
 
  • http://*.microsoft.com
  • https://*.microsoft.com
  • http://*.msn.com
  • https://*.msn.com
  • http://*.passport.com
  • https://*.passport.com
  • http://*.passport.net
  • https://*.passport.net
(To view an example click here.)
 

III) Privacy tab (IE 6.0 sp2)
       a) Set Cookies to medium
       (To view an example click here.)

       b) Enter the sites below and click on the 'allowed' button.
        microsoft.com
        msn.com
        passport.com
        passport.net
         (
To view an example click here.)

IV) Content
(
To view an example click here.)
This is where Surf restrictions can be applied. Be careful as it can block everyone from necessary sites - including sites schools might require for homework.
V) Connections Tab
    (
To view an example click here.)
        a) Never dial a connection
        b) Check LAN and make sure
            i) Auto detect settings = unchecked
            ii) Use auto config script = unchecked
            iii) Use proxy server = unchecked
                (
To view an example click here.)
            iv) OK
    Apply

VI) Programs Tab
Internet Explorer should 'check to see if default browser'
(
To view an example click here.)
Apply

VII) Advanced Tab
    a) Browsing
        i) Disable script debugging = check
        ii) Display a notification about every script error = uncheck
        iii) Enable third-party browser extensions = uncheck
        (
To view an example click here.)
        iv) notify when downloads complete = check
        v) passive FTP = check
        (
To view an example click here.)
    b) HTTP 1.1 settings
        (make sure only one of these is checked NOT both)
        i) Use HTTP 1.1 = checked
        ii) Use HTTP: 1.1 with proxy = unchecked
        (aol or a proxy setup check this and be sure to uncheck the above one)
    c) Java VM (Microsoft VM)
        i) Java console = unchecked
        ii) Java logging = unchecked
        iii) JIT compiler for v machine = unchecked
        (
To view an example click here.)
    d) Multimedia
        i) Show pictures = check
    e) Printing
        i) Print background colors and images
        (
To view an example click here.)
    c) Security:
        i) Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed = checked
        (
To view an example click here.)

VIII) click Apply
IX) Ok (out of Internet options)
X) Close all instances of the browser

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