How to increase security for Internet Explorer

How to increase security for Internet Explorer

How to increase security for Internet Explorer 

If you haven't gotten too far in high-end browsers and are already using IE, you'll be glad to know that Microsoft's outdated browser gives you improved security. Although lacking in many parts, this feature will make browsing a little safer. This feature is called Advanced Protected Mode.

Enable mode 
This feature has been around since Windows 8 was designed. In this mode, Internet Explorer normally creates a so-called App Container to run web pages securely. Containers "hold" web content and prevent it from infecting your PC if it contains malicious components. This feature is quite effective, but does not work on Windows 7. To enable this mode, you need to go to the Internet Explorer settings page and enable it in the Advanced/Security section of the menu. Note that it may not work well with other apps and add-ons that may interact with the mode. The 64-bit version of the mode is also what you need to enable. Mode disables some add-ons that violate safety rules, so your favorite apps and extensions may crash.

Disabling add-ons
Most add-ons are harmless and can even be useful. However, there is a high chance that a malicious add-on poses a significant threat to your cybersecurity. Unfortunately, even Adobe Flash installed on millions of machines around the world is a plug-in vulnerable to attacks and exploits. You can disable all add-ons and some plug-ins by using the browser in "no extensions" mode. To activate the mode, press WINDOWS + R and in the command line type correctly: "explore –ext off". If you want your add-ons to be managed and organized, you can access the "Manage add-ons" section from the main menu and see the list of add-ons and extensions available. You can turn them on and off whenever you need.

Install anti-exploit applications
Anti-exploit is a tool that will protect your browser and its extensions from cyberattacks in real time. While Chrome and Firefox are slightly less vulnerable, Internet Explorer has various vulnerabilities. If you don't want to upgrade, consider buying an app that will protect your browsing.

Systematically update your browser, 
check for updates every time you open your browser. Although Windows 10 updates automatically, users of older Microsoft systems will need to manually check for updates. Internet Explorer is still one of the most frequently hacked browsers, so keep it updated. In the end, just stop using that old software and upgrade to the browsers. More advanced. Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and even Edge are far superior in terms of security.

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