Add A Web Site To
The List of Trusted Or Restricted Sites!
Internet Explorer sets up the Trusted zone with a low security level to make it
easier for you to do such things as download software without prompting. Add a
site to this zone only if you trust that it would never cause harm to your
computer. On the other hand, the Restricted zone imposes the highest security
level for sites you deem untrustworthy; when you visit these sites, Internet
Explorer will prompt you at every turn.
1. Go to the Web site you want to add to a zone.
2. Press ALT+D to select the Web address, and press CTRL+C to copy it to the
This saves you from having to type it later.
3. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
4. Click the Security tab, and then click the security zone where you want to
add the site: Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted sites.
Because all sites are by default already in the Internet zone, you cannot add
Web sites to it.
5. Click the Sites button.
6. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, press CTRL+V to paste in the Web
7. Click the Add button.
Side Note: If Internet Explorer asks for confirmation, you may be trying to add
a site that is not secure. Internet Explorer will accept only sites to the
Trusted list that make a secure connection—for example, secure banking or
shopping sites. To identify such a site, look for https:// in the Web address.
If you want to add an unsecured Web site (for example, a site that does not have
https:// in the Web address), click to remove the check in the Require server
Be careful! Only do this for Web sites whose content you trust 100 percent.
8. If you want to add more sites to this zone now, you can go back to step 6 and
type any additional Web addresses into the Add this Web site to the zone box,
and then click the Add button.
9. Click OK twice.
Tip: To see the list of Web sites you’ve added to Trusted and Restricted sites,
on the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options. Click the Security
tab, and then click either Trusted sites or Restricted sites. Click the Sites
button to see the list. When you’re finished, click Cancel twice.
Let me know if you need anything else.
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