CAUSE:

a) This is caused when the internet security levels are not set correctly i.e. an improper process is executed.

b) When QuickBooks is opened, the Internet security levels might be set too high.

When you open QuickBooks, you see this error message:

 QuickBooks Internet Security Levels Error

‘The Internet security of the QuickBooks is set too high. Some of the online features of the QuickBooks might not work properly. Please change the security settings.’

How to fix it

 Solution 1: Reset Internet Settings to default 

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. From the Tools menu choose Internet Options.

internet option in IE

  1. Click the Security tab.

internet security tab

  1. Select the Internet icon.(Refer to the same figure as above)
  1. Click the Default Level button at bottom right to reset the level to Medium. (Refer to the same figure as above)
  1. Click the Local Intranet icon.

Local Intranet

  1. Click the Default Level button at bottom right to reset the level to Medium.
  2. Click OK.
  1. Close and reopen Internet Explorer.

Solution 2: Reset Internet Settings to default (Windows Server 2008/2003 only)

Windows Server 2008:

  1. Click the Windows Start button and select Server Manager.
  2. Click the Configure IE ESC link.

Important: You may need to find this link in the Server Summary window depending on your configuration and user permissions.

  1. Select Off for Administrators and Users and click Ok.                                                                                                                       IE security configuration
  2. Reopen QuickBooks.

 Windows Server 2003:

  1. Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  1. In the left pane, click Add or remove Windows component.
  2. In the the Windows Features list, clear the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration checkbox.

Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

  1. Click Next.
  2. Reopen QuickBooks.