- The Birth of Spyware
- How Can I Tell If I Have Spyware?
- How Do I Choose a Spyware Scanner?
- Sites to Avoid
- System Admin Information
- Detecting Spyware Processes In MS Windows-Based Machines
- Detecting Spyware Autostart Methods in MS Windows-based Machines
- Configuring Internet Explorer for Network Users
- Using a Hosts File to Block Spyware-Infected Hosts
- Spyware and Security Resources
Configuring Internet Explorer for Network Users
The following settings are the bare minimum that all IE users should have. If you are a system administrator, it is your job to make sure that the network users at least have these settings enabled.
Close all running instances of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express (use a process monitor if you cannot close them).
Choose Control Panel > Internet Options.
Click the Security tab.
Choose the Internet icon, click Custom Level, and then edit the following:
Click the Content tab and click the Publishers button.
Click Remove Any Unknowns and click OK.
Click the Advanced tab, uncheck Install On Demand (Other), and click Apply or OK.
"Download Signed ActiveX Scripts" choose: Prompt
"Download Unsigned ActiveX Scripts choose: Disable
"Initialize and Script ActiveX Not Marked As Safe" choose: Disable
"Installation Of Desktop Items" choose: Prompt
"Launching Programs And Files In An IFRAME" choose: Prompt