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[SOLVED] warning at Yahoo site

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  1. richmond

    richmond Thread Starter

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    This message appears when i login at yahoo to check my mail:

    "This page provides potentially unsafe information to an ActiveX control. Your current security settings prohit running controls in the manner. As a result, this page may not display correctly."

    I have not intentionally downloaded any ActiveX controls. Where would it be, how do i eliminate it?

    The message reappears with every click of the mouse. You can continue on by clicking ok.
     
  2. jnibori

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    Check your Internet security settings. Tools - Internet Options-Security-Custom Level, then scroll down to AciveX control section and see if you need to re-configure your current settings.
     
  3. pvc9

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    The ActiveX controls can be at times troublesome. What is your OS?

    If its Windows 98 then try this. Open My Computer and right click on drive C and then in the Properties click the Disk Cleanup button. Now in the window check the box named Downloaded Program Files and then select Ok. You'll be prompted to continue and select Yes. Thats it all such files will be deleted...:)


    Can also try this from Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup...:)


    Hope this helps...:)
     
  4. richmond

    richmond Thread Starter

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    I'm running windows nt workstation. this computer is on a network, the other computers don't get the message. all the setting should be the same on all the computers.
     
  5. pvc9

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    If you are on a Network then I dont think you'd have the permissions to delete the files and do the modifications. Just try to ask the Network Admin about it... If you dont wanna do that then plz wait so that we can help you out. I've searched a lot for the problem but MS havent got an answer to this problem. So if I can find it shall surely post it later on. Till then have a great day...:)
     
  6. richmond

    richmond Thread Starter

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    the only thing different (that i can think of)about the computer that gets the warning and the others is, i had downloaded a free program from a website that allows me to download and print cross stitch patterns. the software is called PCStitch. does this use ActiveX controls?
     
  7. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Try this:

    Tools | Internet Options. Security tab. Click on Custom, then make sure the drop down menu is on Medium. Clcik Reset, Yes, OK.

    Does that work?

    Regards

    eddie
     
  8. richmond

    richmond Thread Starter

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    hi eddie,
    i checked the security setting and it was set to medium, so no, the problem still exists.

    i also tried deleting the program i had downloaded, though i couldn't see how that may have been causing any problems, but that didn't work either.

    any other ideas?
     
  9. richmond

    richmond Thread Starter

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    well, i think i've fixed it. fyi:
    i did a search using some of the words in the error message and got a bunch of sites to visit. followed directions at this site:
    http://www.panoramafactory.com/trouble/trouble_6.html.

    bottom line is that the "version 5.0 of comcat.dll disagrees with Windows NT". to fix it, needed to install an older version of this file. i am assuming, when i downloaded that program, it updated the file and gave me a newer version, so even though i deleted the program, the comcat.dll file was still updated.

    thanks for all your help, hope this will help someone else.
     
  10. pvc9

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    Ok! Glad that you could solve the problem and someone else could surely benefit from this thread later...:)

    Have a great day!
     
  11. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    House Sitting at the moment, so can't be on long. :)

    Glad its all working

    eddie
     
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