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Chapter 23. Keeping Your Internet Connec... > Stopping Hostile Web Pages

Stopping Hostile Web Pages

What is a hostile Web page? A hostile Web page is a Web page that uses features such as ActiveX controls, scripts, Java applets, and file downloads to steal information from your computer, damage files, or even infect your computer with a virus.

Unfortunately, the same features that can be exploited by malicious Web site designers are also used every day by legitimate Web sites that strive to provide you with a visually appealing, easily navigated, and media-rich Web experience.


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