[Dshield] QHOSTS-1 Trojan & MSIE6 Vulnerability

David Vincent david.vincent at mightyoaks.com
Fri Oct 3 15:28:04 GMT 2003

> For some time now, I've wanted something that would allow me to *easily* 
> turn JavaScript on and off within IE.  The fact that you need to really 
> dig for this setting is perhaps one of MS's greatest interface crimes.  I 
> generally surf with JS disabled, only enabling it when there is absolutely

> no other way of using a site's functionality (and after strongly 
> considering any alternatives -- Hear that internet vendors?  You've lost 
> *my* business because your site requires JS.)
> To the best of my knowledge, there is no third-party add-in that allows JS

> to be turned on and off easily.  I looked into writing one, but I'm not 
> even sure it is possible.  Changing stuff in the registry on the fly 
> doesn't seem to work, because IE doesn't check the registry each time 
> before it attempts to run JS code...  only on start up.

try "NoFlash!"


the downside is as you say, IE only reads those settings on startup so if
you are surfing and suddnely find you need JS enabled, you need to shut down
IE and restart it.


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