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ACTIVE X not SAFE???

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by BigDaveinNJ, Nov 11, 2001.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

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    Every once in awhile I get these error messages about an ACTIVE X control or something to that effect being SAFE.

    Is there some browser setting out of whack or what do I need to do to keep from seeing this annoying message?

    Thanks in advance

    DAVID
     
  2. SavvyLady

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  3. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

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    Thanks Saavy Lady for responding. What I don't understand is what this potential DAMAGE is that these applets can do.

    My security is set to MEDIUM. Would it be wise to lower it or would these APPLETS foul up my system somehow?

    Thanks again

    DAVID
     
  4. SavvyLady

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    Dave,
    From what I have gathered ... Most people should keep their browser security settings on medium. These settings mainly restrict the execution of applets, including Java, JavaScript, VBScript, and ActiveX programs. If you allow all programs to be executed automatically, you open yourself up to hostile applets.

    http://www.ppdonline.com/demos/changesecurity.htm

    security issues such as privacy ( credit card #'s etc being stolen )& damage to your computer

    http://www.all-nettools.com/privacy/

    I get those security pop ups when I browse where security is taken in to consideration.... Most times it does not keep me from going in... sometimes it should. At least with the security popup warning its your choice to make .

    Savvy :)
     
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    Basically, you're being forced to make a decision based on what you know of the site you're visiting, on whether or not you should allow the applet to run. Seems a small price to pay for peace of mind!
     
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