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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

Here's How:

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