i opened IE, or rather it was opened as my default browser today when i clicked on a link in malwarebytes, to go to this page
and when i tried to download i got a window dialog box saying "your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded" . i also found when trying to perform a google search through IE, just typing a phrase or word into the bar on the google home page and pressing enter i get the text displayed by IE, in small letters in the top left hand corner of an otherwise blank screen "please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds" "here" taking me to the results page i would have reached in chrome or FF as soon as the enter key was pressed. I run internet explorer 10.0.9....... and windows 8. I had manually set IE to the highest security setting under "internet options-->security" to give internet set to "high, -appropriate for websites that might have harmful content,-maximum safeguards,-fewer secure features are disabled" and "protected mode "enabled . this is the first time i opened IE since giving it those settings. I turned the security level down to "medium-high" and download was possible with google opening it's results pages in the normal fashion. has anyone else experienced these bizarre effects with IE on it's highest level setting, If anyone would care to go to "internet options-->security" and set it to high then report back if you experience the refusal to download stuff and the "please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds" when you perform a google search it would be most appreciated so i know whether this is standard behaviour on IE's top setting or if it has only happened to me.