ActiveX and Secure Site problem

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Brad0561

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Every time i visit a secure site or try to use windows update the page can not be displayed or a message saying:
"Your current Security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, the page may not display correctly"

I use IE, Also i Checked the security settings and they are all set at Medium.

Any help would be Appreciated.
 

Cookiegal

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This is an excerpt from the following link on how to tighten your security:

http://forums.techguy.org/t208517.html

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'.

Now you will be asked whether you want ActiveX objects to be executed and whether you want software to be installed.
Sites that you know for sure are above suspicion can be moved to the Trusted Zone in Internet Option/security.

So why is activex so dangerous that you have to increase the security for it?
When your browser runs an activex control, it is running an executable program. It's no different from doubleclicking an exe file on your hard drive.
Would you run just any random file downloaded off a web site without knowing what it is and what it does?
 

Cookiegal

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Please do this. Click here: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe
to download HijackThis.

Close all open windows and open HijackThis. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished, the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and then save it to Notepad. Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed.
 
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