Enhanced Protected Mode

Enhanced Protected Mode is a new feature in Internet Explorer 10. It works by extending the existing Protected Mode functionality to help prevent attackers from installing software, accessing personal information, accessing information from corporate Intranets, and from modifying system settings. To do this, Enhanced Protected Mode must reduce some of the capabilities available to Internet Explorer, including:

  • Restricting access to personal assets. Restricts Internet Explorer from locations that contain your personal information until you grant permissions to it. This helps prevent unauthorized access to your personal information.

  • Restricting access to corporate assets. Restricts access to valuable information on your corporate network resources by controlling access through the following tab processes:

    • Not allowing Internet tab processes to have access to a user's domain credentials.

    • Not allowing Internet tab processes to operate as local web servers.

    • Not allowing Internet tab processes to make connections to intranet servers.