displays a scrolling message in the 'status bar' of the browser, saying
(in this case) "Welcome to Citroenet". Scary, isn't it!
Most people don't notice such messages - some browsers don't even have a
why web site designers bother to include such fripperies; they certainly
aren't any sort of 'threat', not even to Windows.
Mask? I think that if someone was trying to sneak a 'nasty' onto your
system from a website, you would not notice anything at all until some
time afterwards - if then.
If you want to be paranoid about your computer's vulnerabilities, then you
should not use Internet Explorer or Outlook Express for anything, you
should install and keep up-to-date all the patches and security updates
and so on for your operating system and all your programs (or delete the
programs you aren't using), and you should install and keep up-to-date
whatever 'anti-adware', 'anti-spyware', and 'anti-virus' applications take
your fancy, along with a 'firewall' - preferably a 'hardware firewall'
built into a 'router' between your computer and the internet. Or simply
not use Windows at all for anything involving the internet.
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