Can you come back from a bad website unscathed?

Kathleen Atkins

When Lounge member WindowWasher found himself redirected to a site he’d not intended to visit, he backed out of it. But he worried that he’d not managed his retreat safely.

He then wondered how to prudently assess the real danger of sites such as the one he’d just visited. He posed the question in the Security & Scams forum and received some helpful advice.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Any good Excel tutorials? *
Word Processing Word format change affects whole document
Spreadsheets Pasting volatile formula in Excel 2007 *
Databases TreeView control gives event errors *
Presentation Apps Inserting Excel sheet into PowerPoint *
Visual Basic for Apps Accessing Excel spreadsheet from Word using ADO
Microsoft Outlook Back up Outlook address book?
Non-Outlook E-mail Get signal when message arrives in Gmail? *
Other MS Apps OneNote questions
Windows
General Windows Version of Genuine Advantage validation tool no longer supported
Windows 8 Weather app broken
Windows 7 Remove .jpeg photo tags in Windows 7
  Win7 PC sign-in to Windows 2000 Server no longer working *
  Missing icons in tray *
Windows Vista Subscribing to Windows calendar *
Windows XP Is setup50.exe necessary?
Windows Servers Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 Standard from SBS 2011
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer Need cookie manager for IE 9 *
Third-Party Browsers Unable to access webpage: Hidden setting? *
Application Servers Online calendar: How to sync with iPads?
Networking New network card not working
Social Media The Facebook firing
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes BIOS boot-device menu
Security & Scams Possible to check website for spyware/malware/etc. by going there? *
Maintenance Create a factory-image restore disc
Hardware How long will mouse last? *
Graphics/Multimedia What video card supports big desktop/dual monitors?
Other Applications Looking for easy-to-use, customizable, voice-control software

* starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.