This post tells you how to have InPrivate “Filtering” always enabled. If you’re looking for information on how to always start IE in "InPrivate Browsing" mode by default, see post How To Start Internet Explorer In InPrivate Browsing Mode By Default?
InPrivate Filtering is a feature introduced in Internet Explorer 8 which provides users with greater control over which third-parties can potentially track your browsing activities. InPrivate Filtering is turned off by default, and can be activated using the CTRL + SHIFT + F key sequence, or via the menu options. The problem is that the InPrivate Filtering feature is not automatically enabled when you open a new Internet Explorer window, and users need to enable it on a per-session basis. However, there is a registry edit to enable InPrivate Filtering by default in every Internet Explorer session.
This registry hack is a courtesy of MSDN Blogs.
Enable InPrivate Filtering by default in IE8
1. Launch Regedit.exe and navigate to:
If the above branch or its parent does not exist, you need to create the keys manually.
2. Create a new DWORD value named StartMode
3. Double-click StartMode and set 1 as its data
Download inpriv-filt-enable.zip, unzip and extract the files to a folder.
Run the file inpriv-filt-enable.reg.
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