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Do you want to allow software such as ActiveX control and plug-ins to run?


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#1 buddy215

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:27 PM

Trying to help someone who has IE7.
She keep getting an Internet Explorer window message: Do you want to allow
software such as ActiveX control and plug-ins to run? Yes/No. How can she
disable this message so that it will not appear after each new web page is
displayed? Or why is she getting it and does it suggest malware??

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:22 AM

No. It is part of the warning system that has been in place since Vista to notify users that something else is trying to run. This mechanism is a response to the security issues presented by allowing users to run ActiveX controls without their knowledge, which allowed spyware and adware ti infect people's systems. This is how it is supposed to work.

Once the warning pops up, you/she can add exceptions to allow particular domains to run ActiveX controls. One should only allow ActiveX controls if they trust the website though.

does it suggest malware

No. It suggests that the security settings are working properly.

One could completely disable warnings for ActiveX, but then all that happens is that that users blindly click on everything and do get infected. What would you rather have, a few seconds of making sure that you know what a website is doing, or hours/days fixing the computer because it got infected?

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:26 AM

Thanks for the reply and info. Good to know that it is not malware.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:20 PM

Thanks for the tip, groovicus. Now, could you please add some icing to the cake by expanding a bit?

Which of the zillion activeX-and-software-security-related Internet Options settings is appropriate?

In my case, I keep getting the popup even for a site added to Trusted Sites, despite having relaxed several options for the zone.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:20 AM

I can tell you how millions of us solved that problem years ago. We stopped using IE except for updating
Windows OS and Microsoft programs.
Using Firefox Browser with two addons solves the problem of malicious activeX, malicious scripts,
click jacking, driveby installs of malware and many more problems with malware. The two addons are NoScript and AdBlock Plus.

Firefox is faster and more customizable than IE.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”





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