Turn on Protected Mode

This policy setting allows you to turn on Protected Mode. Protected Mode helps protect Internet Explorer from exploited vulnerabilities by reducing the locations that Internet Explorer can write to in the registry and the file system.

If you enable this policy setting, Protected Mode is turned on. The user cannot turn off Protected Mode.

If you disable this policy setting, Protected Mode is turned off. The user cannot turn on Protected Mode.

If you do not configure this policy setting, the user can turn on or turn off Protected Mode.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0 in Windows Vista
Protected Mode


  1. Enable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\3
    Value Name2500
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Disable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\3
    Value Name2500
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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