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When you are downloading files from IE after the file download completes, you get a message like 'Running Security ...'.
 
What does IE do in this check? Because I have disabled smartscreen filters (requests to SmartScreen servers of Microsoft). The system is a new virtual box and it does not have any antivirus/anti-malware.
 
Or is just a vacuum loop and IE is pretending to do something?
Posted 4-Jun-13 8:48am
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ryanb31 at 4-Jun-13 13:59pm
   
I'm not sure what it is doing but what is it that you really want to know? This is a forum for development questions, not IE features.
richcb at 4-Jun-13 14:12pm
   
You would think with that level of reputation this sort of thing would not happen. Then again, I have done less then briliant things here as well.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 4-Jun-13 15:43pm
   
Agree, the question is addressed nowhere. However, I would not trust this "security scan". One can find a number of "disable IE security scan" recipes. It I had to use IE (right now, I don't have to), I would do disable it. Security measures should be very open.
—SA
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar at 4-Jun-13 17:09pm
   
Sergey,
 
Can you guide me how to disable those scans? I did Google Search of this but wasn't able to adjudicate a safer and standard way for the same.
joshrduncan2012 at 4-Jun-13 17:20pm
   
Agree. Even though I am a fan of Microsoft and my forte is C# and VB.NET, IE just doesn't work for me. I'm a Firefox person with Chrome as a backup. I hate the way IE behaves and it's just TOO slow.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 4-Jun-13 17:36pm
   
There is Microsoft and Microsoft. I never saw good Microsoft applications unless they are development tools. They are like different companies. Development tools and platforms are good, especially if you forget about bloating and a trend to please the lamers...
 
As to EI, it's just so repelling to me; however, I recently saw a message that one of IE10 became the fasted browser, and I saw it on the site which dubs IE 9/10 "hellish meningitis for Web masters and the brake for progress, same as IE8 now".
 
And I was disappointed about Mozilla Seamonkey when I found that it was absent from Ubuntu distro. I started to build it from source there, failed, but found that it shows pages and pages of warning. At my work and in my personal development, I strongly keep zero-warning policy, and this is famous Mozilla... Nevertheless, I use Seamonkey. IE is just ridiculous in features and style in comparison.
 
—SA
joshrduncan2012 at 4-Jun-13 17:39pm
   
I second your sentiments on IE.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 4-Jun-13 17:56pm
   
What do you prefer?
—SA
joshrduncan2012 at 4-Jun-13 18:02pm
   
I am a Firefox user primarily, with Google Chrome as a close backup. I have dabbled with Safari for Windows (thanks to my previous employer) and Opera and can't stand either one of them.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 4-Jun-13 18:30pm
   
Me too, nearly. Safary looks irritating, but Opera looked interesting; tried some exotic stuff...
Cheers,
—SA
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar at 5-Jun-13 10:59am
   
Isn't Safari based on the same WebKit as Chrome?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 5-Jun-13 11:07am
   
Right. Here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_%28web_browser%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safari_%28web_browser%29
—SA
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar at 4-Jun-13 14:15pm
   
Basically my application has a module called 'Export Excel' and IE freezes at that point. Downloads work in all other websites. That is the reason, I am trying to see, if it does some sort of checks.

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Vasudevan Deepak Kumar wrote:
Can you guide me how to disable those scans? I did Google Search of this but wasn't able to adjudicate a safer and standard way for the same.
Sorry, I never knew anything above this: http://bit.ly/1368SUu[^].
 
However, I'm pretty much sure you will find a solution following one of those links.
 
You might ask me why I never tried? Because I totally disabled it and don't want it back. I remember the time when I had to use it even only occasionally, due to some stupid corporate Web settings, as a nightmare.
 
—SA
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