IE: Disable ‘The current web page is trying to open a site in your Trusted sites list. Do you want to allow this?’ Message

I add a few select sites to the list of Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer. By default, this causes the following message to appear every time I visit them:

The current web page is trying to open a site in your Trusted sites list. Do you want to allow this?

Since the site is trusted, why would I want to bother with having to click YES every time I visit it? I disabled this message. Here’s how I did it.

  1. Select the Gear in the upper-right corner of the screen or the “Tools” menu if you have the menu bar enabled, then select “Internet Options“.
  2. Select the “Security” Tab.
  3. Choose “Trusted Sites“.
  4. Select “Custom Level…
    IE8 Trusted Sites
  5. Scroll down to where it says “Websites in less privileged web content zone can navigate into this zone.” Check “Enable“.
    IE8 Trusted Sites Zone

Now the annoying message should not appear any longer. Some have suggested resetting all zones to the default level. While this will prevent this message from appearing, I consider it a bit extreme if somebody has gone through the trouble of customizing everything already. That button will only undo everything the user has setup.


  1. M Smith says

    Thanks so much for posting this!!! I have one website that I must use through IE, and it constantly bothered me with those prompts. I have tried in the past to turn it off with no luck. But your method made the prompts go away. Thanks!!!!!!

  2. john walter says

    Hi guys,
    I have tested this settings for several times and this does not work if you have setup the site in TRUSTED ZONE. At least no for Google Apps site, the warning is shown regardless of the settings. But after the setting has been changed fot INTERNET ZONE, the warning is not shown anymore.

    For security reason I would like to use it just for TRUSTED ZONE, but it does not work so I had to degraded security for all pages.

    Jakub Urban

  3. Frans says

    Thanks! Was bugging me for the longest time, until now i wanted to do something about it. Instead of using FF and Chrome all the time instead ;-)
    I agree the solution. The sites in trusted where there for a reason.

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