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  • Misconfig Name
  • Enhanced protected mode is not enabled
  • Description
  • "Enhanced Protected Mode" protects your computers and personal data by isolating untrusted web content using containerization technique. This process limits browser''s access to your system, thereby preventing malware and viruses from accesssing personal data even if your systems get compromised. Therefore, it is advisable to enable ''Enhanced Protected Mode'' in your browser.
  • Severity
  • Moderate
  • Category
  • Internet Explorer Hardening
  • Resolution
  • Follow the below steps in GPO to resolve the misconfiguration. Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer-> Internet Control Panel-> Advanced Page "Turn on Enhanced Protected Mode" to "Enabled".
  • Issues after applying the resolution
  • Altering the existing security setting may create the following impact in your network operations. Add-ons that are incompatible with Enhanced Protected Mode are not loaded when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled.
  • Reboot Required
  • No