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#1 Bill L

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:59 PM

Hello all and Thanks in advance for any help I can get. Not so good with computer stuff so came here looking for help. Seems when I enter a number of web pages I get a pop-up saying "Click to run an ActiveX Control on this webpage" Now it used pop-up every once in awhile on certain webpages but recently I noticed it pops up more and more often. It now even pops up on my home page. Any advice...help how to avoid getting all these pop ups? On some pages I get 6-10 of these before the page can load.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:18 PM

This is probably related to the last Windows updates. I don't use IE so I haven't experienced that. Could you give an address for one of the sites that asks for the Active X and I will see what I can come up with. Do you use any security program that blocks bad active X addresses? Such as Spyware Blaster?
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:20 PM

Some pages use Active X and you have to download and install the Active X applets to use the features on those pages.

You may have recently changed your security or Active X settings in IE from "allow" to "prompt" which may have be responsible for the increase in requests.

#4 Bill L

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:30 PM

I dont remember changing anything but I do have 2 kids that are on the computer so I can say for sure it WASNT changed. Here is one of the sites I get the pop up on........... http://www.ny1.com/index.jsp How can I check to see if I have it set to prompt instead of accept?

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:46 PM

I had no problem playing the videos on Firefox with realplayer. When I switched to IE I couldn't get the videos to play. Since Firefox doesn't allow active X I have no idea why active X is required for that site. It may be advertising. You didn't answer my other question about if you used any programs that block bad ActiveX sites.
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 11:10 PM

I dont use anything that I know of. I used Spybot and AdAware to clean out stuff and I use AVG for anti-virus

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 11:28 PM

To access the Active X settings
click tools, then internet options,

then click the security tab

click the "custom level" button

scroll down to the Active X settings.

Basically, allow the enable signed active X controls abd disallow unsigned ones.

Setting security level to "Medium" should accomplish this.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 11:29 PM

I just tried again to view the videos on that site with IE and had no luck. I could hear popups being blocked I believe. That could be what the active X is being requested for. After allowing the Active X were you able to view the videos and did you get popup ads? Spyware blaster blocks thousands of bad active X programs and will work well with the programs you now use. If you want to see what Active X programs you have installed you can view them in Spybot. Advanced mode/ tools/active X. I do know that Windows now has to ask you to load Active X and it is no longer automatic. Strange though that I wasn't asked when I went to that site.
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#9 Bill L

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 11:56 PM

Thanks all for the quick responses. I did as told but still have the same problem. Guess I need to have someone look @ it.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:01 AM

It might be the Microsoft Update.
See this post---

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/55414/windows-update/

If it is a security setting-
Try these settings in the picture--

http://i4.tinypic.com/15mg26p.jpg

Edited by medab1, 25 June 2006 - 12:11 AM.

Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

Learn to use Google Search.  :busy:

Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.





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