An Update has been released for Internet Explorer 11 to change enhanced protected mode setting to off. Yesterday, Microsoft has released cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, of which one update 2907803 released for Windows 8.1 aimed at Internet Explorer 11 that disables browser’s Enhanced protected mode by default if applied.

Microsoft has turned on this feature by default for both desktop and modern versions of IE11 during Preview builds of Windows 8.1 to gather feedback and receive data about sites that use add-ons incompatible with EPM. Now they’ve disabled it with an update.

"This update changes the default setting in Internet Explorer 11 for the desktop to disable Enhanced Protected Mode. During the preview releases of Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, we enabled Enhanced Protected Mode by default in both the desktop and immersive modes of Internet Explorer. This was done so that we could receive feedback and data about sites that use add-ons that are incompatible with Enhanced Protected Mode. "

Microsoft still recommends to Enable Enhanced Protected mode if you’ve compatible add-ons and here is how to do that.

1. Open Internet Explorer 11 browser in Windows 8.1 and select Internet options

2. Click on "Enhanced Protected mode" setting on Advanced tab.