Internet Explorer has been using different zones for a very long time to separate risky sites from safer sites. There are different zones for trusted sites, restricted sites, intranet and more. All these zones have settings specially tailored to suit the security requirements for these different types of web sites. Usually most of us are not aware of these zones, but now you can use the IEZoneAnalyzer to view, analyze and compare your Internet Explorer zone settings.
You can download the IEZoneAnalyzer from the Microsoft Technet website. The download is less than one megabytes in filesize. It is a portable application so all you have to is extract the contents of the downloaded ZIP file to a folder and run IEZoneAnalyzer.exe. The window that opens up allows you to view the Internet Explorer zone settings when you click on the View Effective Settings.
The IEZoneAnalyzer tool also allows you to compare the settings of Internet Explorer zones from two different computers. For example, you can compare your settings with the settings of someone who prides themselves in their security skills. You can also compare your settings at different times, for example, you can compare your Internet Explorer zone settings after a few months to see what changes have taken place in your browser’s settings.
So if you are one of those smarter persons who keep their computer security level high, then you can download and use the free utility IEZoneAnalyzer. It can not only show you your Internet Explorer settings, but also can compare your settings with those of the others.
You can download IEZoneAnalyzer from http://blogs.technet.com/b/fdcc/.