When this feature is enabled, add-ons such as toolbars, browser helper objects (BHOs), and extensions are loaded only if they are compatible with Enhanced Protected Mode. If you have to load an incompatible add-on, you can disable Enhanced Protected Mode for the desktop browser. This action lets incompatible add-ons load, but it may increase the risk of having malware or other potentially harmful software installed on your computer.
Add-ons that are incompatible with Enhanced Protected Mode are not loaded when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled.
If you have an incompatible add-on installed, you can choose to disable Enhanced Protected Mode for the desktop browser. To do this, you can follow the steps in the "Workaround" section. However, because Enhanced Protected Mode provides protection from malware, you may want to first contact your add-on vendor to see whether a compatible version of the add-on is available.
To disable Enhanced Protected Mode, follow these steps:
- Start Internet Explorer for the desktop.
- Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Internet options.
- On the Advanced tab, click to clear the Enable Enhanced Protected Mode check box under Security.
- Tap or click OK.
Note You must restart your browser for this setting to take effect.
Article ID: 2864914 - Last Review: Nov 12, 2013 - Revision: 1