How can I stop Web sites from accessing my local clipboard?

A. The dynamic HTML component in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 5.0 and later lets Web sites access and write to the clipboard unless you use the High security setting. To avoid having to use the High security setting, perform the following steps:

  1. Start IE.
  2. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
  3. Select the Security tab.
  4. Select Internet, then click Custom Level.
  5. Scroll down to the Scripting section.
  6. Under "Allow paste operations via script," set to Disable or Prompt, then click OK.
  7. Close all dialog boxes.

You should perform the same steps for the "Restricted sites" zone and any other security zones you think you might need (e.g., the "Local intranet" zone).

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