Raise Internet Explorer's default security level.
Fortunately, IE can be set to a more restrictive
level of security. At this setting, the browser will not run certain types
of content found on websites. This includes potentially malicious ActiveX
code. Of course, this can also change your web browsing experience, as it
will cut off certain content from safe websites also. To get around this,
you can add known safe sites that you regularly visit to Internet Explorer's
'trusted sites' list.
To raise IE's security level:
Open Internet Explorer, go to the 'tools' menu and
select 'Internet options.' Now select the 'security' tab.
Set the Internet zone to the 'high' security
setting. This will ensure that IE will not run activeX instructions, the
means by which most browser hijackers get access to your computer. You can
place trusted websites that you regularly visit into the 'trusted sites'
Site addresses that you enter here will be mostly
unrestricted, allowing them to display their content properly.