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#1 ingallsrobert

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 12:28 PM

Is there a list of current malware sites to be avoided? Can entering sites in the Restricted Site list of your Browser, prevent these sites from downloading to your computer? Can wild cards help prevent hijackers from changing their addresses to get around Restricted Sites lists?




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#2 jgweed

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:39 PM

Even if there were a reliable list of such sites, the list would be too long to consider entering each instance into your restricted zone. Moreover, many of these sites come and go on a weekly basis, so keeping current would be a full time job.
I would think the best approach would be to turn IE to a very high setting for ALL websites, or to use an alternative browser. See section 13 of the tutorial linked below for recommended IE settings:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Sim...rnet-tut82.html

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