Question About ActiveX

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ConJe01

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Thank you for your awesome site! I can't pretend to even know about most computer related issues, especially when it comes to security. So, I'm glad there are people out there looking out for us.

I have a question about the re-post of the info below:

3) 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'.

It states to 'prompt' for unsigned ActiveX controls... Since it suggests to tick prompt and not to tick disable, what are some examples a user may actually need to allow an unsigned ActiveX? Thank you.
 
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Some sites functionalities require Active-X however for reason beyond my comprehension some active X are unsigned (same as some drivers). It does not mean those are not safe, so by choosing to be prompted, you have a chance to decide to allow it or not. If this is a site you trust like your banking institution, school or social site, you can allow it, but say you were redirected to a site you are not familiar with, you should choose to not allow it, and deal with it later.
 
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