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IE8 doesn't work with "Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity" option selected (from Run as... )


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#1 zalonen

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:31 AM

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I just found something strange (?) - if I right click IE8 shortcut and select "Run As...", leave option Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity checked and click OK IE8 won't start... there is no error (not even in the event viewer), it just doesn't work. I checked it on 2 different computers, one recently formatted. Is that normal? If yes, how can I browse the web securely from the administrator account? Thx

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#2 Blathnat

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:03 PM

That does seem to be Microsoft's idea of maximum protection. It isn't necessary to access the net as an administrator. It is safer to have a separate user account as it limits the damage caused by malware. Using the smart screen filter and in private browsing helps. Firefox with NoScript and the HTTPS Everywhere add-on is safer than Internet Explorer. There is no guaranteed security.




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