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Staying Away From Active X And Newdot

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#1 Soul Invictus

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:17 PM

I had heard that you want to protect your PC from Active X. How do I prohibit it from being installed onto my PC? Also, is NewDot bad also?

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:39 PM

There are times when you'll need active X. Usually it'll be digitally signed when from a trusted source,e.g. Trend Micro antivirus. Also I use active x that runs with my stock trading screens. You'll need to re-enable active X to download Windows Updates

To enable ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer

From the browser menu, click Tools > Internet Options
Click on the Security tab
Select the globe icon representing the Internet Zone
Click Custom Level
Scroll down to the ActiveX controls and plug-ins section
Under Download signed ActiveX contols select Prompt
Under Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins select Enable
Under Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting select Enable
Click OK to close the Security Settings window (If prompted to verify that you want to change the security settings for this zone click Yes)
Click OK to close the Internet Options window

You also have a browser hijack in NewDot you should follow the instructions here to proceed to a cure.
follow the closely and do not change anything on your PC once you have posted the Log.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:54 AM

is NewDot bad also?

NewDotNet is an adware program that associates non-existent domain-names with sponsored content. When an user enters a keyword into a browser address bar or attempts to resolve a mistaken or non-existent URL, NewDotNet redirects the user to a sponsored page. It uses an add-on plugin for Windows that makes subdomains of new.net act as new top-level domains without changing the normal DNS servers. It comprises a Winsock2 LSP that makes the extra top-level domains visible, and an IE BHO that redirects searches from the browser’s address bar to NewDotNet’s search engines at qsrch.com and the popup-filled search.findsall.info. The BHO download updates from its controlling server at client.new.tech or upgrade.new.tech.

As a Winsock2 LSP, removing NewDotNet improperly will result in loss of internet connectivity.
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