Should I surf the Web in Protected Mode?

When you use Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 7 you can help protect your computer from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software by surfing the Web in Protected Mode.

Protected Mode is always automatically active. You can check your status bar on the bottom of your Internet Explorer window to make sure it’s running.


For more information, see What does Internet Explorer Protect Mode do?

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »