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Information about the Unsafe File List in Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8
Article ID: 291369 - View products that this article applies to.
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Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, and 8 include an "unsafe" file list that is coded in the Shdocvw.dll file. The purpose of the unsafe file list is to prevent you from accidentally opening a file type that could potentially cause problems on your computer.
The Internet Explorer unsafe file list has been updated to be consistent with the Microsoft Office unsafe file list. The following file types have been added to the unsafe file list:
The complete unsafe file list in Internet Explorer includes the file types that are listed in the previous table, plus the following file types:
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Modifying the Unsafe File ListFor additional information on modifying the unsafe file list, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
291387For additional information about how to show file name extensions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291387/EN-US/ )OLEXP: Using Virus Protection Features in Outlook Express 6
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/865219/ )How to show or hide file name extensions in Windows Explorer
Article ID: 291369 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 7.0