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how to shut off Active X permission popup


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#1 Blackbeltmaker

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:41 AM

I recently cleaned malware and viruses off my comp with all you fellow bleepers' help. Now, however I have 2 browser issues: 1) when browsing a popup from internet explorer asks if I want "to allow software ware such as Active X controls and plugins to run?". If I select "no" it asks me again, if I select "yes" a second screen pop up,"A script is accessing some software on this page which has been marked safe for scripting. Do you want to allow this?". If I select no it start over. If I select yes, it goes away till I go to the next page.
2) I want to download Firefox browser but I get a message that my security selection won't allow it. I think it may me my anti-malware by malwarbytes that is stopping me. I've had avg and adware on other comps and never had difficulty adding firefox.
What is going on? :thumbsup:

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 10:05 AM

FWIW:

<<1) when browsing a popup from internet explorer asks if I want "to allow software ware such as Active X controls and plugins to run?">>

This is a security feature...IMO, a good security feature. If you want to change it, you need to change your settings in IE (Tools/Internet Options/Security tab...click Custom Settings, scroll down to settings for ActiveX and change them to what you want.

I have Malwarebytes installed...I don't have any problem downloading Firefox (just did it). I think your cause/effect interpretation...is mistaken.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ie.html

IMO, Lavasoft's Adware program...is not very good these days, I suggest replacing it with SUPERAntiSpyware.

What version of IE do you have installed?

Louis




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