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ActiveX Problem, I think

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#1 opchiasm


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:05 AM

A few weeks ago, I managed to clean my computer of a Google Redirect problem, thanks to outstanding help on this board. As a result of, I believe, attempts I had made on my own prior to coming here, I have a residual problem. In Internet Explorer 8, I am not getting the yellow bar at the top of the window that asks for permission to run an ActiveX control. I therefore don't have access to some sites. I'm not sure if this is related directly to ActiveX, to Java, or what. I believe I deleted some registry values when I was trying to fix my redirect problem.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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#2 aommaster


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:46 AM


I believe it could be your internet security settings that are causing you the trouble.
Click Tools > Internet Options
Then click the security tab
In the zone options box, click internet
Check the security level of this zone. I have mine set to medium-high, where unsigned ActiveX controls aren't downloaded, and signed ones are prompted to be installed.

Please be careful when changing such settings. Unsigned ActiveX controls could damage your computer (and may get you re-infected, too :thumbsup:)

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:51 AM

Did you check your IE settings?

From IE: Tools/Internet Options/Security tab. What does it say is your security level?


#4 opchiasm

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 07:09 PM

Thanks !!

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