Can I disable XSS filter to stop script error in Internet Explorer 10?

Original Title:disabling XSS

 

Will disabling XSS Filter in IE10 bring on undesired effects, such as security problems? Or is it ok to disable it and the reason for doing so is to stop the Script errors.

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Last updated November 4, 2018 Views 18,598 Applies to:

Hi Lumbergum,

 

Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and giving us an opportunity to assist you.

 

From the issue description, I understand that you get script errors in Internet Explorer 10.

 

Cross site scripting (also known as XSS) occurs when a web application gathers malicious data from a user. The data is usually gathered in the form of a hyperlink which contains malicious content within it. The user will most likely click on this link from another website, instant message, or simply just reading a web board or email message. Usually the attacker will encode the malicious portion of the link to the site in HEX (or other encoding methods) so the request is less suspicious looking to the user when clicked on. After the data is collected by the web application, it creates an output page for the user containing the malicious data that was originally sent to it, but in a manner to make it appear as valid content from the website

 

You can disable XSS filter to stop script errors. But if that does not work, then you can try out the rest of the methods.

 

Let’s try out these methods.

 

Method 1:

Follow these steps to disable XSS filter.

a.      Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools.

b.      Click on Internet Options and then select Security tab.

c.       Click on Custom level.

d.      Under Scripting select disable XSS filter and click Ok.

e.      Close the window and restart Internet Explorer.

 

Method 2:

Run the Internet explorer performance troubleshooter.

If the issue occurs only in Internet Explorer, run this troubleshooter and check if the issue is resolved.

a. Press the ‘Windows + W’ key on the keyboard.
b. Type Troubleshooter in the Search box and then press Enter.
c. Select Troubleshooting. Click on View All and select Internet Explorer Performance.
d. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.

 

Method 3:

Delete Browsing History

If Method 1 wasn’t successful in resolving the issue, check if it is resolved after deleting the browsing history.

a. Start Internet Explorer 10 Desktop Version.
b. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options. If you can't see the Tools menu, press Alt to display the menus.
c. Click the General tab.
d. Under Browsing History, click Delete.
e. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click to select the following check boxes, and then click Delete:
Temporary Internet Files
Cookies
History
f. Click Close, and then click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

 

Method 4:

 Verify that Active Scripting, ActiveX, and Java are not being blocked by Internet Explorer.

a. Start Internet Explorer 10 Desktop version.
b. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options. If you can't see the Tools menu, press Alt to display the menus.
c. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab.
d. Click Default Level.
e. Click OK.

Note: ActiveX controls and Java programs are turned off in the High security level in Internet Explorer.

 

Method 5: Disable Script Debugging.

Perform this method if the issue occurs only in Internet Explorer.

a. Open Internet Explorer 10 Desktop Version.

b. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options. If you can't see the Tools menu, press Alt button to display the menus.
c. On the Advanced tab, click to clear the Display a notification about every script error box, and then click OK.

 

For any further queries related to script debugging, get back to us any time. We are always there to help you.

Regards,
Tadasha Mishra

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Are these also the same procedures for Windows 7?  Thanks, Damselpro 

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