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Active X won't work on some sites!

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by SAJID52, Jun 7, 2006.

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  1. SAJID52

    SAJID52 Thread Starter

    May 14, 2000
    What can I do to get it work on ALL SITES!?
    I went to 2 different sites tonight,and both gave me a pop up saying.
    "Click to run Active X control on this web page."

    And when I do, the Microsoft error box pops up saying. "Internet Expoler has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
    And when I click that to close,my window(s) close to desk top!

    I have had to problem for a while now,and it's really bugging ME!

    Thank you for reading,and I hope your help.

  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
    First of all, you don't want ActiveX controls to run from all sites! That would be too dangerous. You should set them as follows so that you get prompted if you want to allow it or not.

    Go to Internet Options > Security > Internet, press 'default level', then OK.
    Now press "Custom Level."
    In the ActiveX section, set the first two options ("Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe" to 'disable'.

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