Internet Explorer Security Pro
- Tweak IE Browser security settings
- Adjust IE Browser appearance and toolbar
- Keep your privacy and clear Internet traces
- Manage IE Browser privacy add-ons
- Restrict Web surfing for unwanted sites
- Set up password control
Supported OS: 32-bit Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
Internet Explorer Security
is an utility that customizes many aspects of the Internet Explorer Web browser. It's a snap to use and provides the tools you need to retain and manage your Web browser settings. It lets you disable individual menu items and prevent others from editing your Favorites. It also allows you to disable individual tabs in the Internet Options dialog, as well as specific settings from each tab. Still other settings let you change the title caption, toolbar background, and animated icon; change default folders; replace standard error information pages; tweak network and connections settings. The powerful "Web Spy" feature enables you control WHAT web sites and WHEN users may view. If a user leaves a page up on IE Browser and then is away from the computer for some time you can make the browser to go back to the default page after a certain time of the user inactivity. Keep your privacy and clear your Internet traces: Typed URL history, IE Cache, IE Cookies, visited sites history.
Multiuser support and password protection are also offered.
CNET Editors review of Internet Explorer Security Pro
This combination of tools to monitor Internet activity and prevent changes to Internet Explorer puts administrators in command of the popular browser. Internet Explorer Security Pro's interface packs a lot of options, but familiar icons and a standard tree menu make navigation easy. Nearly all settings and features are activated with simple checkboxes, but the brief onscreen instructions and explanations are a nice touch. An administrator password to prevent bypassing program changes is easily set.
The bulk of this program's options are designed to lock down Internet Explorer. Users can easily remove Favorites from IE's menu bar, lock the toolbar, and set restricted Web sites. Many options are security or privacy related, but a handful of customization options make it easy to alter IE's title bar caption, appearance, and default directories. Changes are immediate and can't be bypassed.
The program makes it difficult for users to bypass restrictions. The Start menu folder includes a link to uninstall the app, but requires the previously set administrator password to remove the tool. A nag screen appears when IE Security Pro is launched, and there's a 30-day trial limitation, but users will be able to fully test this comprehensive Internet Explorer manager. Anyone looking for more control of IE should give this program a try.