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    Question IE-9 driving me nuts!

    When I use IE-9 it keeps asking me if I wish to use active-x. On the asumption that if active-x was not safe Microsoft would not include it with the OS, I wish it would shut up and get on with it! How can I instruct IE-9 to use active-x when necessary?

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    Default Re: IE-9 driving me nuts!

    In IE - tools/Internet Options/ Security Tab, Costume Level - Scroll down till you locate eh Active X controls, alter to suit.

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    Default Re: IE-9 driving me nuts!

    It does it for a reasonably good reason, active-X is one possible source of malware and security exploits etc and if it's just let run automatically and you find yourself on a dodgy website it could cause you problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzee View Post
    if active-x was not safe Microsoft would not include it
    LOL.

    Windows isn't safe, they include that...
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    Default Re: IE-9 driving me nuts!

    Usually I'll just ignore the message and move on, but after reading dugimodo's comments, I'm glad i'm a Chrome/Firefox user.

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    Active-X itself is not bad, it's what you can do with it that might be. Allowing any and all active-x controls to run on any pages presents a security problem.

    You should really only allow those which you know to be safe.

    Of course, figuring out which ones is the fun part!
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    Default Re: IE-9 driving me nuts!

    If all the other Browsers work without Active X, why does Microsoft use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzee View Post
    If all the other Browsers work without Active X, why does Microsoft use it?
    Because Microsoft invented it.

    The other browsers don't support it, which is why some things which use it require you to use IE.
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    Default Re: IE-9 driving me nuts!

    In XP, ActiveX is used for analysing your pc for MicroSoft Security Updates. Dont allow ActiveX Control, unless you have lauched a specific program which has lauched IE. Doesnt the online virus scanner (forgot the name) use ActiveX?

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