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Internet Explorer Processes

This policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer MIME sniffing will prevent promotion of a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. If you enable this policy setting MIME sniffing will never promote a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. If you disable this policy setting Internet Explorer processes will allow a MIME sniff promoting a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. If you do not configure this policy setting MIME sniffing will never promote a file of one type to a more dangerous file type.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main -> FeatureControl -> FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING # (Reserved) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main -> FeatureControl -> FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING # explorer. exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main -> FeatureControl -> FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING # iexplore. exe

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Mime Sniffing Safety Feature

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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