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This policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer MIME sniffing will prevent promotion of a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. This policy setting allows administrators to define applications for which they want this security feature to be prevented or allowed. If you enable this policy setting and enter a Value of 1 this protection will be in effect. If you enter a Value of 0 any file may be promoted to more dangerous file types. The Value Name is the name of the executable. If a Value Name is empty or the Value is not 0 or 1 the policy setting is ignored. Do not enter the Internet Explorer processes in this list: use the related Internet Explorer Processes policy to enable or disable IE processes. If the All Processes policy setting is enabled the processes configured in this box take precedence over that setting. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the security feature is allowed.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main -> FeatureControl # ListBox_Support_FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING; HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main -> FeatureControl -> FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING

  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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