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This policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer MIME sniffing will prevent promotion of a file of one type to a more dangerous file type.

This policy setting allows administrators to define applications for which they want this security feature to be prevented or allowed.

If you enable this policy setting and enter a Value of 1, this protection will be in effect. If you enter a Value of 0, any file may be promoted to more dangerous file types. The Value Name is the name of the executable. If a Value Name is empty or the Value is not 0 or 1, the policy setting is ignored.

Do not enter the Internet Explorer processes in this list: use the related Internet Explorer Processes policy to enable or disable IE processes. If the All Processes policy setting is enabled, the processes configured in this box take precedence over that setting.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the security feature is allowed.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Process List:

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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