Active X settings are accessable in the "security" section of "internet options" accessed by clicking on tools/internet options, click the security tab, click "custom level"
under Active X controls and plugins choose "prompt"
"Download unsigned Active X controls" - choose disable
"Initialize and script Active X controls not marked as safe" - choose disable
"Run Active X controls and plugins" - choose enable
"Script Active X controls marked as safe for scripting" - choose enable
Click "OK" again.
Microsoft Antispyware is a anti-malware beta, not a firewall.
You are probably using the Windows XP firewall, but if you are it is suggested you replace it with a freeware firewall such as Zonealarm SE or Sygate because the XP firewall only protects against incoming threats, not outgoing and gives you no warning about threats such as trojans, phone homes, etc.
The Zonealarm SE freeware firewall and the Sygate freeware firewall will both give you both incoming and outgoing protection.Software firewalls with freeware versions
Free Zone Alarm SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/comp...;NONE?lid=ho_za
What do you mean by "IE Information Bar"?
Edited by Enthusiast, 14 December 2005 - 01:44 AM.