Active X annoyances

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K-Man

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Can anyone explain this Active X stuff to me? I'm running a pentium2, with windows 98, and internet explorer 5. I have my security options set to not allow active x scripting, so I get a lot of annoying messages about it. I know there are "signed" and "unsigned" active x scripts, and which are supposed to be safe, but I've been told that even signed scripts can be dangerous. I am a complete paranoid when it comes to this stuff, as my Norton caught and was forced to quarantine two "bloodhounds" less than 24 hours after I got my DSL connection, and also caught and repaired a third unknown virus.

I've been online for only five days, and already had tons of headaches! Hackers stink! :mad: I have other security issues and questions, but that's for another time.
 

K-Man

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Speaking of firewalls... have you heard of a hardware firewall called "Alpha Shield"? They claim it is 100% hacker proof. I know approximately nothing about this stuff, but I DO know that a hardware firewall is better than a software version. They are usually prohibitively expensive, but this one is $99! That's only about twice what some software versions cost. It might be overkill... but I'd gladly part with the bucks if it was really that good.

Oh.. all my settings for internet security are on high/disable, except for per-session cookies.

Thanks for the reply by the way! It will take me awhile to go through all those other threads and stuff. Thanks again! :)
 
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