Set InPrivate Filtering for Internet Explorer to Enabled by Default

by Eric Geier [Published on 28 Feb. 2012 / Last Updated on 1 June 2011]

Retain the settings on all future browsing sessions, so you can always have it enabled.

InPrivate Filtering in Internet Explorer (IE) helps you manage which content providers you’re okay sharing your browsing history with. You can block all content providers or choose which to block and allow.

InPrivate Filtering isn’t enabled by default. If you enable it, it’s only on during that browsing session. Once you close IE, it will be disabled the next time you open it. However, you can force IE to retain the InPrivate Filtering settings by modifying this Registry entry (or create it if it doesn’t already exist):

Hive: HKCU

Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Safety\PrivacIE

DWORD Name: StartMode

DWORD Value: 1

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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