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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Internet Explorer Security and Privacy Options

Thanks to Protected Mode browsing, most security options in Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista require only minimal configuration. (We provide many more details in Chapter 27.) In this section, we briefly introduce the most common security options you can choose to customize.

Download Do’s and Don’ts

The greatest risk from web-based file downloads is the possibility of being tricked into installing an unwanted ActiveX control or a program that performs nefarious functions. In Windows Vista, you have multiple lines of defense against potentially dangerous downloads. The first barrier is the Information Bar, which appears at the top of the browser’s contents pane if a website is trying to download ...

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