Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How To Disable IFrames in Internet Explorer

Malicious iframes planted on compromised websites pose big problems for Web surfers. Fortunately, Internet Explorer v6 and above includes a feature that can help protect against malicious iframes. But use with caution - there are many legitimate uses for iframes and IE doesn't distinguish between these.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Steps:

  • Open Internet Explorer, select Tools | Internet Options
  • Click the Security tab
  • Choose the desired zone (Internet, Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted Sites) and click Custom Level
  • Scroll down to Launching programs and files in an IFRAME
  • Select Disable to prevent iframes altogether or Prompt if you wish to decide on a site-by-site basis.
  • Click OK
  • Repeat for each of the desired security zones.
  • Click OK to exit the Internet Options menu.

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