Internet Explorer Restricted Zone Sites
During registration of computers for our network, CNS configures
your computer's Internet Explorer web
browser in a way that helps protect
you and your computer from pop-up/pop-under
advertisements, viruses, spyware, and
other malicious websites. Although
every effort is made to make sure that
no legitimate sites are added to the
list of restricted sites, sometimes
problems come up that conflict with
these settings. As well, sometimes
websites offer downloads from various "mirror" sites that
may be on the list.
In order to resolve such conflicts, CNS is providing the following
documentation for Internet Explorer
to remove sites from the list to allow
your web surfing experience to continue
as expected. These instructions do
not apply to Mozilla Firefox since
it does not have this problem.
ALERT: CNS has discovered a change by Apple
that is affected by this problem. Apple has begun using a site
to host their downloads for QuickTime, iTunes, and iPod software
that is on the Restricted Zone list. CNS has resolved the issue
for future registrations, however, students experiencing problems
with Apple software should follow the instructions below to remove
*.m7z.net from the list.
NOTE: For your protection, CNS does not recommend
removing all the sites on this list.
Doing so will open your computer up
to multiple viruses and spyware programs
to install themselves on your computer
without your appoval! We strongly recommend
that only the individual sites
that are needed be removed
while accepting any risks that may
be involved with allowing them to operate
If you see this notice appear
at the bottom right corner of your
Internet Explorer window, the site
is being limited by the Restricted
Zone. To resolve this issue, click Tools,
This will display the Internet Options dialog box as shown below...
On this dialog, click the Security tab at the top and you will see
several options available... Click
on the "Restricted Sites" icon, and
verify that it looks like the image
below. If not, click on "Default Level".
Next, click on the "Sites" button to display the list of sites that
are being restricted. Scroll down to
the site you wish to remove, click
on it in the list, and click the "Remove"
button. Click OK on the sites list
and then OK on the options dialog to
return to Internet Explorer and then
"Refresh" the page.