XP IE file download security
Posted on 2005-03-11
Since getting a new laptop I just don't seem to be able to get IE to accept downloads in the way I want.
With the security settings for the Internet Zone in Internet Options set to 'Medium', when I click on an EXE file, I'm not asked to confirm the download or select the download location. The computer simple downloads the file and executes it automatically. When I set it to High however, I'm not even allowed to download most files.
All I want is to simply be able to click on any EXE file, and get a dialog allowing me to select where I want to save my file. The same applies for movies, music files, whatever. No "are you sure you want to download this file" messsages, no automatic download and execution.
I've tried tweaking various settings but just don't seem to be able to get it right. What do I need to change?