Quote: Originally Posted by fseal
There is an option in the IE prefs under "Advanced" called "Enable automatic crash recovery" which you could turn off, that might stop it.
However, you could probably achieve what you are looking to do by simply using the alt+f4 key combo to quick kill IE. Certainly faster than bringing up the task manager and killing from there.
[Edit] I should say that the very best way to prevent sites from doing damage is to set your "internet zone" security settings down tight, then add sites like 7 forums etc that you visit often and trust to the Trusted Sites list. Kind of a hassle at first (With there was a shortcut button for that) It's like a white list for email. Not 100% but probably at least 99.9% better than the way IE is shipped stock.
Using this method since at least ie6 and never been infected yet.
Pressing alt+f4 asks if I want to close all tabs. Would that be the same as killing the process?
I remember reading about if you ever get a pop up type infection to kill the process by not clicking anything, including Xing out of the program.
Regarding Trusted Sites, it may be rare but even a trusted, legit site could have issues. I've had two infections in my computer life. The most recent was from a local newspaper website that I never would have suspected as causing a problem. I do have one site in Trusted Sites but that was because I didn't want to constantly get the display mixed content message, so I enabled the option in Trusted Sites.