Microsoft helps protect you from phishing sites by providing a phishing filter within Internet Explorer. A phishing website attempts to scam users out of their personal and financial data through official-looking websites. The phishing filter runs in the background and warns you if a site you visit may be a phishing site.
However, if you don't want to frequently see warning pop-ups, you can turn the phishing filter off. You can easily turn it back on again if you need to.
Steps To Stop Phishing Filter On Internet Explorer :
- Open an Internet Explorer window. The Microsoft phishing filter applies to Internet Explorer only.
- Click "Tools" in the menu bar of your browser.
- Choose "Phishing Filter." Select "Phishing Filter Settings."
- Locate "Security" under the list of phishing filter options.
- Click "Disable Phishing Filter." Press "OK" to save your changes.
You can also create a list of acceptable websites by going into the phishing filter settings. This will help prevent pop-ups on frequently visited sites.
Unless you're a new Internet user or are visiting questionable sites often, turn the phishing filter on to help warn you about possible scam sites.