JavaScript Safety

Scripting languages are intended to make web pages more functional and to add dynamic content that can adapt to various circumstances.  This type of content is called "active content", or "active scripting".

Some unscrupulous people write malicious scripts which might compromise your security; but of all the scripting languages, JavaScript is the least useful for mischief because it's restricted to operating just within the browser window.

Disabling JavaScript is useful to web designers for testing; it doesn't prevent other more powerful programming languages from accessing your hard drive or modifying your system settings.

If you use a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Safari), if you use a major brand Internet security suite - Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Avira, Norton, Avast, NOD32, AVG, McAfee, or Trend Micro - which is up to date, and if you use common sense (before you click), then it's probably safe to dip your toe in the water and enjoy the advantages of dynamic content.

Sure, it's a trade-off:  many advantages against a small risk.  Compare this with reckless driving (or driving under the influence of cell phone):  small advantage versus big risk.  Bad JavaScript code won't kill you. is entirely hand-coded and controlled, so we know it contains no malicious code ("malware").  You can verify this with a website safety report from or Web of Trust.

Learn more about security <here!

How to enable scripting in Microsoft Internet Explorer:

Open "Internet Properties" (Control Panel > Internet Options, -or- go to the Internet Explorer toolbar and click Tools > Internet Options).

Click the Security tab, select the Internet zone, click Custom Level, scroll down to Scripting, then Enable Active Scripting - don't change anything else - then click OK.

If the browser asks if you really want to make that change, answer Yes, then close the panel.  Last, click the Refresh (Reload) button in the browser toolbar.

You can enable scripting (or JavaScript) in other browsers in their Options or Preferences menus — and then reload the page.

If this procedure doesn't work, your system administrator may have locked the controls, or your browser may be antique.  Modern browsers are far more secure than the antiques.

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