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Internet Explorer Tips and Tricks - How to Add a Trusted Site

The makers of Internet Explorer have had to walk a fine line between security and usability, making their software easy to use without putting computer users at risk. One f the ways Microsoft strikes that balance is by dividing websites into different categories, with each category having its own set of security restrictions.

For instance, Internet Explorer uses a less restrictive set of security restrictions for websites within a company's Intranet, while using a higher level of security on the external Internet. Computer users can also add their own websites to a category called Trusted Sites. Trusted Sites use more security than internal websites, but less than the Internet as a whole. That can be a real boon, especially if there are sites you use frequently. Just make sure that the sites you add are truly ones that can be trusted with your personal information.

To add a website to the Trusted Sites category in Internet Explorer, just follow these steps.
1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Click the Tools menu
3. Choose Options from the menu
4. Click the Security tab
5. Highlight the green checkmark labeled Trusted Sites
6. Click the Sites button
7. Enter the URL of the website you want to add
8. Click Add to add the site to the Trusted Sites category

You can add a specific site, or an entire domain, to the Trusted Sites category. For instance, you could type to add that specific site, or simply type * to add all sites within the Microsoft domain. The asterisk serves as a wildcard character, allowing you to add many sites at once to the trusted category.


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