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Internet Explorer Security settings keep getting re-set to High after I change them to Medium.

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    Although I set the Security settings in Internet Explorer (Tools - Internet Options - Security Tab - Custom Level) to Medium the keep changing back to High.  I also may get a message saying that the default setting is High or Higher and that I may not go lower than that.  I checked to see if there is a Policy that is pushing this setting, but there isn't.
     Any ideas, is this due to any MS Updates?  Thanks...
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Unclear about your environment and versions in use.  Yes, it could well be the result of security updates, or policies and so on; really depends, here are some general links that may shed some light.

Security Tab Setting Remains Unchanged After You Change Security Levels
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298612

Managing Windows XP Service Pack 2 Features Using Group Policy:Internet Explorer Policy Settings
This section focuses only on the new policy settings for Internet Explorer, including Security Features and URL Actions.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/mangxpsp2/mngieps.mspx
Medium Low Security Settings Are Cleared When Using Internet Explorer Administration Kit
If a client computer is running Internet Explorer 4.0, and the security option is set to Medium low , when you configure the computer using Internet Explorer Administration Kit 5.0, the security settings are cleared in the Internet Explorer 4.0...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;250712
How to use security zones in Internet Explorer
The article describes the types of security zones in Microsoft Internet Explorer, and how to configure different levels of security for Web sites that you visit. Internet Explorer includes five predefined zones: Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;174360
Working with Internet Explorer 6 Security Settings
As soon as you start using Internet Explorer 6, it takes precautionary measures to help you have a safe browsing experience. Find out how Internet Explorer accomplishes this and what you can do to tailor the security settings to your own preferences.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/settings.mspx
The Default Privacy Settings for Internet Explorer 6
This article describes the default privacy settings for Internet Explorer 6. Internet Explorer 6 implements advanced cookie filtering based on the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) specification. The P3P specification, developed by the World...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293222
Description of Internet Explorer security zones registry entries
Describes how and where Internet Explorer security zones and privacy settings are stored and managed in the registry.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;182569
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by:copio
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ASTAEC:

Thanks for your help, your articles were very informative.  Sorry for the late reply.
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Thank you very much to you both.
":0)  So happy I could be of help.
Best wishes,
Asta
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