Active X giving me fits

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bodnarjw

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Everytime I try to open a folder in Windows 2000 I get an error message that says "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result the page might not display correctly" And of course all that shows is an empty folder. I can get to my files by using search, but obviously that is very limiting. Here's how I got where I am. Visited lot sof less than reputable websites. Lots of Hijackers etc. Loaded Microsoft Beta anti spy software. It didn't work very well. I piddled with the settings and got myself in a lot of trouble. I did everything I could think of including uninstalling the software as well as re loading Windows 2000 over the top of the load I was running. I would gladly reformat my hraddrive and start from scratch if I could get to and save my files, but without being able to see in my folders, it would take a thousand years to find and save all the data I want to save. I've done some cursory research and experimentation with ActiveX, but needless to say, I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Any suggestions? I'm waiting for that whiz to come blazing in and save the day. I'll follow your suggestions and report back. Please help.

Thanks,
Jim:confused:
 
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Hi Jim.

ActiveX can be a real pain at times. When IE settings are altered, you can find yourself in a world of problems. The following M$ link may be able to help with that.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/setup.mspx

Try running an online scan with Trend Micro (A/S) here:
http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/ It uses ActiveX so you may be unable to run it. The AV online scan is the same.
http://housecall60.trendmicro.com/en/start_corp.asp

The following "Freeware" program may be able to readjust your settings so that you are able to backup your files & do a reformat.
http://www.download.com/Advanced-WindowsCare/3000-2086-10407614.html?part=dl-AdvancedW&subj=dl&tag=button

Regards,

Hawk
 
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