Feb 102008
 

Sometimes while browsing, you may come across links or weblinks. Clicking the links may open the new website in the same window as you are browsing. While the webmasters can control how this opens (either in the same window or in a new window), Internet Explorer can let you to take control as well.

In Internet Explorer, you can make new links to always open in a new window or a new tab if in Internet Explorer 7 tabbed browsing is enabled.

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Feb 102008
 

Internet Explorer has a built-in Anti-Phishing feature using Phishing Filter. Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer helps detect phishing websites.

Phishing Filter uses three methods to help protect you from phishing scams. First, it compares the addresses of websites you visit against a list of sites reported to Microsoft as legitimate. This list is stored on your computer. Second, it helps analyze the sites you visit to see if they have the characteristics common to a phishing website. Third, with your consent, Phishing Filter sends some website addresses to Microsoft to be further checked against a frequently updated list of reported phishing websites.

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Feb 102008
 

Are you trying to uninstall an older version of Internet Explorer or Outlook Express and run into the problems? Well there is always Windows Registry. A currently installed version of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express can be uninstalled from Windows Regsitry.

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Feb 102008
 

There will always be instances where you are not able to uninstall or disable a Toolbar directly from your Internet Explorer browser. While this can be menacing and troublesome, there can also be some toolbar extensions that sit there hiding causing security issues.

Windows Registry can be one other place from where you can delete these toolbars and browser extensions. The procedure discussed in this article should work on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and later

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Jan 282008
 

Last week a close friend of mine turned out to be a victim of Phishing scam and understandably was very upset. Phishers send well crafted emails as if coming from a valid source like your bank tricking you to enter your bank account or any portal (like eBay or Paypal) details including login and password or PIN numbers . Once, you enter the details, they are sent to remote servers. Now, that's more than anything for the hackers to loot money out of your account.

Taking seecurity seriously, we will discuss the community aided Netcraft tool bar for Internet Explorer & Firefox. First of all, I have to applaud NetCraft toolbar as by far the best toolbar that you can get for free. When I tested a new eBay scam email URL, no other toolbar other than NetCraft can catch the Phishing URL.

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