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Message that you may receive from Windows Defender if you also use the Immunize feature in Spybot Search & Destroy: "Internet Explorer trusted site requires approval"

You may receive the following message from Microsoft Windows Defender if you also use the Immunize feature in Spybot Search & Destroy:
An Internet Explorer Trusted Site Requires Approval Trusted Site: Site name
The Immunize feature in Spybot Search & Destroy adds certain Web sites to the restricted sites zone in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

This problem is caused by an issue in Windows Defender that involves real-time monitoring of the sites in the trusted sites zone and in the restricted sites zone. The real-time monitoring does not distinguish between additions to the restricted sites zone and additions to the trusted sites zone.
To work around this problem, click Allow in the Windows Defender message. The Windows Defender message appears in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar. Clicking Allow lets you maintain the Spybot Search & Destroy functionality.
For more information about how to set up the content zones in Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more information about Windows Defender, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
892279 How to obtain Windows Defender
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Article ID: 902956 - Last Review: 07/01/2010 03:26:00 - Revision: 3.0

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