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« on: August 29, 2006, 08:04:05 AM »
Hello     Can anyone help me. I subscribe to a daily email newsletter from a newspaper and have done for over a year without any previous problems. The last few days when I open it I receive a warning from Avast telling me that it contains a <iframe>Tag and may be dangerous. Can anyone tell me what this is and advise me what to do about it?
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Re: Tag
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 01:40:43 PM »
The iframe tag is normally used in html pages and is generally used to load dynamic content into a section (frame) of the existing page.
Because it calls another page/url if this is used in an email it can be potentially dangerous.
There is some security settings that you can change to limit this in the Heuristic tab of settings of Internet Mail provider and Outlook plugin.
You can add the url on the frame to the permited urls on that tab of settings  ;)

For more information about Iframes you can use the search option on this board and/or read these websites:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS04-040.mspx
http://secunia.com/advisories/12959/
http://www.clariondeveloper.com/firewallreporting/IEIframeSettings.htm
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=11637.msg98436#msg98436
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Re: Tag
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 05:16:42 PM »
Hello Tech         Thanks for the info. I will spend some time reading the suggested web sites.
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