Understanding the term 'Internet|Protected Mode Off'


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Emrys Davies

I have Win 7 Home Premium 6 bit

If I open my browser - http://www.talktalk.co.uk - and get
'Internet|Protected Mode Off' on the bottom line, what does that mean
exactly, in fairly simple terms.
 
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peter

Applies to: Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista and later

should I also read the read of it to you???

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Helroy said:
"Emrys Davies" wrote in message I have Win 7 Home Premium 6 bit

If I open my browser - http://www.talktalk.co.uk - and get
'Internet|Protected Mode Off' on the bottom line, what does that mean
exactly, in fairly simple terms.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb250462(v=vs.85).aspx
That is all about Windows Vista
 
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Seth

Emrys Davies said:
That is all about Windows Vista
It also applies to Windows 7. See the spot on the page that says "Applies
to: Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista and later". Key being
"and later"...

I am going to guess you have UAC turned off?
 
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Emrys Davies

Seth said:
It also applies to Windows 7. See the spot on the page that says "Applies
to: Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista and later". Key being
"and later"...

I am going to guess you have UAC turned off?
I did until you mentioned it. Not long had Win 7 and I am learning. Thanks
everyone.
 
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chris hallsworth

Hi.
When a feature called User Account Control is turned off, this in turn
turns off Internet Explorer's Protected Mode feature. Basically it
forces Internet Explorer to run as a separate process from the shell,
and requires permission from the user before installing software that
could be otherwise harmful, for example ActiveX controls.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
 
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Emrys Davies

chris hallsworth said:
Hi.
When a feature called User Account Control is turned off, this in turn
turns off Internet Explorer's Protected Mode feature. Basically it forces
Internet Explorer to run as a separate process from the shell, and
requires permission from the user before installing software that could be
otherwise harmful, for example ActiveX controls.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
I really appreciate your most explicit answer and I understand it. I now
have UAC turned on and consequently I notice the words 'Protected Mode On'
in the IE window as opposed to it otherwise being off and suddenly
everything makes sense, particularly when I view it in conjunction with your
answer. I will get there. Many Thanks.
 

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