Let’s say that I have to go to a website, and I am 99% sure that it will attempt to put a virus on my computer somehow. What settings can I change in my browser, OS, etc. to make sure that I will be safe as possible from the site (assuming that I don’t do anything stupid such as installing software from there). I am using Internet Explorer.
IE supports creating a list of restricted sites.
The level of security set for Restricted sites is applied to sites that might potentially damage your computer or your information. Adding sites to the Restricted zone does not block them, but it prevents them from using scripting or any active content. The security level for Restricted sites is set to High and can't be changed.
To add a website to the Restricted zone:
- Pull down
- Go to the
Restricted sitesand then the
- Add the site of concern.
There's undoubtedly still some risk of an exploit in IE that Microsoft doesn't yet know so I would certainly want up-to-date AV software as well.