Next do this:
4. In Internet Explorer click the Tools menu > Internet Options > Security >
Trusted Sites > Sites
5. Enter (by typing them in one at a time!) all of the site URLs of the sites you
know and like that require scripting.
6. Disable “require server verification” for these sites
7. “OK” your way back to the browser window
As you encounter more sites you like that require scripting to function properly,
you’ll simply need to go back and use steps 4-6 again.
Just Say No!
In addition, you can make simple preferences adjustments within your browser
that will minimize the appearance of malicious software on your machine:
• Disable pop-ups (or enable pop-up blocking)
• Do not click in pop-ups if you don’t disable them entirely
• Do not download “free” “toolbars” or other “plug ins” for your browser,
since most of the time these software items will not do things you want
them to do
• Do not answer strange or unexpected questions in dialogue boxes,
whether they pop up in pop-ups or appear on normal web pages. Close
the page, browser or window, and if you can’t, JUST SAY NO! Literally.
Almost always the “yes” option is opting into something very bad.
Glossary of Terms
Like any area of technology that is rapidly changing, malware is constantly
introducing new words and concepts into the language we use to talk about
computer issues. This can be educational at best and incredibly confusing at
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