The enhanced security configuration also adjusts the Internet Explorer extensibility and security settings to further reduce exposure to possible future security threats. These settings can be found on the Advanced tab of Internet Options in Control Panel. The following table describes the settings that are affected.

Feature Entry New setting Result
Browsing Display enhanced security configuration dialog On Displays a dialog box to notify you when an Internet site tries to use scripting or ActiveX controls.
Browsing Enable Browser Extensions Off Disables features you installed for use with Internet Explorer that may have been created by companies other than Microsoft.
Browsing Enable Install On Demand (Internet Explorer) Off Disables installing Internet Explorer components on demand, if needed by a Web page.
Browsing Enable Install On Demand (Other) Off Disables installing Web components on demand, if needed by a Web page.
Microsoft VM JIT compiler for virtual machine enabled (requires restart) Off Disables the Microsoft VM compiler.
Multimedia Don’t display online content in the media bar On Disables playback of media content in the Internet Explorer media bar.
Multimedia Play sounds in Web pages Off Disables music and other sounds.
Multimedia Play animations in Web pages Off Disables animations.
Multimedia Play videos in Web pages Off Disables video clips.
Security Check for server certificate revocation (requires restart On Automatically checks a Web site’s certificate to see whether it has been revoked before accepting it as valid.
Security Check for signatures on downloaded programs On Automatically verifies and displays the identity of programs you download.
Security Do not save encrypted pages to disk On Disables saving secured information in your Temporary Internet Files folder.
Security Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed On Automatically clears the Temporary Internet Files folder when you close the browser.

These changes reduce the functionality in Web pages, Web-based applications, local network resources, and applications that use a browser to display online help, support, and general user assistance.

 

 

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