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How To Disable Active Scripting in Internet Explorer

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You may wish to disable Active Scripting within Internet Explorer for security purposes. This tutorial explains how it is done.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 1 Minute

Here's How:

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click on Tools in your IE menu, located at the top of your browser window.
  3. A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled Internet Options....
  4. The Internet Options dialog will now appear, overlaying your browser window. Click on the tab labeled Security.
  5. In the 'Web content zone' section, click on the option labeled Internet.
  6. In the 'Security level for this zone' section, click on the button labeled Custom Level....
  7. A Security Settings dialog will now appear. Scroll down until you reach the 'Scripting' section. Under the 'Active Scripting' header, select the radio button labeled 'Disable'.
  8. Click on the button labeled OK.
  9. A warning message will now appear asking 'Are you sure you want to change the security settings for this zone?' Click on the button labeled Yes.
  10. You will now be returned to the Internet Options dialog. Click on the button labeled OK.
  11. Restart your Internet Explorer browser.

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