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What is ActiveX


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#1 nmdamgud

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:35 PM

'lo again!

i know, i'm a total pest. :inlove: i don't know if i should post this here or somewhere else, but i rest assured you will put it where it belongs. :flowers: i
did a search on active x, and came up with 49 topics; read the first 4 or 5 :trumpet: ok, ok, i only read 3. could you either point me to the correct
tutorial, or please, PLEASE, explain what it is. i play doublecross at sierra-hoyle, and they made me download active x, which i was none too pleased about. should i remove it? and is that what is now allowing lots of aol pop-ups to sneak right
thru my pop-up blocker? help, help!

thanx, guys, you're the greatest!!

(nm) damgud :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:48 PM

ActiveX is a microsoft technology for small standalone programs that can become integrated into Internet Explorer. They have to be downloaded first and installed. If you trust the source then its ok to install it. If you do not trust it and did not ask for it to be installed then do not install it.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 04:03 PM

thank you soooo much for the quick reply. looks like i barely posted it, and you were answering it!

i think i understand the active x better, and will be watchful.

i'm still curious, however, about those dang pop-ups...is anyone else experiencing them? they are ALL from aol..and just to give you an example, i left my granddaughter, who is 6, playing with her buddies at pbs, the dragons, maizie, etc. in the short time (20 minutes?) i left her alone, my bottom tool bar had 12 ads from popups! i have the google pop-up blocker, which up until now has done a fabulous job, and still blocks everything else.

i lied. as i was previewing this post, another pop-up came thru...from msn. so now i have aol and msn..it won't be long before it reaches plague proportions.

anyone?

damgud :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:44 PM

Well, remember that some sites legitimately use popups. If they are coming from MSN or other legitimate sites they are probably not spyware and you do not need to worry about it as much

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 12:06 AM

i wasn't necessarily worried about having spyware or adaware..i just want to get rid of them!! i mean, i don't mind one every now and then....but this is one every 5 minutes or so. they're ridiculous.

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 11:01 AM

Post a new log in the hijackthis logs forum and we will take a look




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