How to Change Internet Explorer Security Settings

How to Change Internet Explorer Security Settings. If you are having problems with cookies or pop-ups, or if you want to increase security on your Internet viewing, you need to know how to change your IE (Internet Explorer) security settings. Here's how to do it.

Using Keyboard and Mouse

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Open the IE window through the start menu, the quick start menu or by double clicking on the Internet Explorer icon.

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Click on the "Tools" menu at the top of your screen or hold down ALT and hit T on your keyboard.

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Select "Internet Options" by clicking on it or by pressing the up and down keys until it is highlighted, and hit ENTER.

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Click on the tab at the top of the pop-up menu that says "security."

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Move the slider at the bottom of the menu up for a more secure setting or down for a less secure setting. The setting that you are at is displayed just to the right of the slider.

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Click the OK button to save your settings.

Using Keyboard Only

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If you do not have a mouse, complete steps 1-3 from above.

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Pressing SHIFT and TAB should highlight the tab at the top that reads "General." Press the right arrow key once to switch to the security tab.

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Hit the tab key until the toggle is highlighted and use the up and down keys to switch your settings. The setting that you are at is displayed just to the right of the slider.

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Hit the TAB key until "OK" is highlighted, then hit ENTER. Your security settings have been saved.