Only secure content is displayed notification in Internet Explorer 9 or later versions

This article provides information about resolving issues with web pages that only display secure content.

Original product version:   Internet Explorer 9 or later versions
Original KB number:   2625928

Symptoms

When viewing a website in Internet Explorer 9 or later, you receive a message that says "Only secure content is displayed."

Cause

This message is telling you that there may be both secure and non-secure content on the page. Secure and non-secure content, or mixed content, means that a webpage is trying to display elements using both secure (HTTPS/SSL) and non-secure (HTTP) web server connections. This often happens with online stores or financial sites that display images, banners, or scripts that are coming from a server that is not secured. The risk of displaying mixed content is that a non-secure webpage or script might be able to access information from the secure content.

Resolution

Important

Internet Explorer blocks non-secure content by default and is set to prompt you when this is happening. Changing this setting may make your computer vulnerable to viral, fraudulent, or malicious attacks. Microsoft does not recommend that you attempt to change this setting. Modify this setting at your own risk.

Windows 10

To Disable/Enable/Prompt the Only secure content is displayed message:

  1. Open Internet Explorer from the Start screen.

  2. On the Tool menu, click Internet Options.

  3. Click the Security tab, and then click Custom level.

  4. In the Settings box, scroll down to the Miscellaneous section, and under Display mixed content choose from the following options:

    Disable, will not display non-secure items.
    Enable, will always display non-secure items without asking.
    Prompt, will prompt you when a webpage is using non-secure content.

Windows 8

To Disable/Enable/Prompt the Only secure content is displayed message:

  1. From the start screen, type Internet Options.

  2. Tap or click the Settings option below the Search box, and then tap or click Internet Options.

  3. Tap or click the Security tab, and then tap or click the Custom Level.

  4. In the Settings box, scroll down to the Miscellaneous section, and under Display mixed content choose from the following options:

    Disable, will not display non-secure items.
    Enable, will always display non-secure items without asking.
    Prompt, will prompt you when a webpage is using non-secure content.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

To Disable/Enable/Prompt the Only secure content is displayed message:

  1. Start Internet Explorer.

  2. On the Tool menu, click Internet Options.

  3. Click the Security tab, and then click Custom level.

  4. In the Settings box, scroll down to the Miscellaneous section, and under Display mixed content choose from the following options:

    Disable, will not display non-secure items.
    Enable, will always display non-secure items without asking.
    Prompt, will prompt you when a webpage is using non-secure content.

More information

To learn more about the risks of allowing mixed content, see Protecting Consumers from Malicious Mixed Content.