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URL filtering is unable to block HTTPS traffic in Internet Explorer

    • Updated:
    • 6 Sep 2019
    • Product/Version:
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 7.0
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 8.0
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 9.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 7 32-bit
    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • Windows XP Home
    • Windows XP Professional

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Summary

The URL filtering can block the HTTP traffic but not the HTTPS traffic in Internet Explorer.
For example, the website http://www.facebook.com is blocked by the URL filtering while the https://www.facebook.com cannot be blocked.

You cannot also block the HTTPS traffic during InPrivate browsing in Internet Explorer.

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