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LordPython

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Whenever I visit a page that has an ad banner (or anything really) that uses Active X, I get a message saying that the page may not display properly due to my active X being disabled. I disabled Active X a while ago due to reading that some malware gets installed via Active X. However, I don't know if it's worth the precaution because now I get this popup box every single time I got to a page (or even refresh it). And on pages like Message Forums (not this one :) ) that have active x ads on every page, it gets REALLY annoying. So I have two questions.

1. Is it possible to leave Active X disabled, AND stop it from letting me know it's disabled every time?

or

2. A while ago, when I was on WinME I used a modified HOSTS file to redirect ads, and popup windows. Is there a HOSTS file (or equivelant) for XP that I could use so the active x won't even register?
 

LordPython

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Well, I also have FireFox, which I use from time to time, but I am having to make the transition slow, cause I am so used to IE.
 
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Never got comfortable with FF. Just doesn't "feel" right to me. Took to Opera right away and never looked back. Hosts file works at the system level for all browsers.
 
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