January 23rd, 2003, 04:02 PM
Web Sites Writing To IE Favourites
Has anyone encountered a web site that writes a bookmark (usually for another web site of unsavoury content) to their favourites folder in Internet Explorer?
Several of my users have complaind that this has happened on their home PC. One user also stated that right clicking on the favourite on the LINKS toolbar did not allow her to delete the bookmark.
How would a web site do this and what can I do to prevent it happening?
January 23rd, 2003, 04:21 PM
If you set this high enough, you should effectively block all client-side execution of code. Be aware, however, that this may cripple the features of many websites.
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January 23rd, 2003, 04:26 PM
Work... Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints...
January 23rd, 2003, 04:51 PM
did you check PCs integrity with antivirii or auditing tools?
It's strange that you cannot remove those weird links, did you try removing them directly from the directory there the shortcut is recorded:
<main hard drive label>:\winxxx\profile\<user account>\bookmark ?
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January 24th, 2003, 07:10 AM
Many thinks for this.
The Javascipt source code would indeed do this. Thanks for this pointer. Now I know its definitely a mobile code issue, I can get to grips with blocking this.
Cheers for this people