A new option (AKA PBI version only) provides for deeper level monitoring of the MSIE browser requiring some browser activity within x seconds - if no activity it forces a system reboot to clear a suspected 'lockup'. This functionality has been put in place in advance of the next upgrade release of NetShift Aug/Sept 1999 which will then operate with this new procedure.
This new deeper level monitoring is to deal with some websites that have poorly written (or deliberate) HTML problems or java script errors. This, in the past, could lock up: the browser, the user interface or the system O/S. This was previously identified by the interface and/or browser being 'locked' yet the real time clock was still running.
This new piece of AKA PBI functionality is a major step forward in pushing the Windows platform towards unattended 24/7 optimisation.