activex and plug ins

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by karen martin, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. karen martin

    karen martin Guest

    hi anyone
    just setting up my laptop and keep getting a message everytime i go online.
    i am running windows xp. It says do i want to allow activex and plug ins to
    run? how do i stop getting this. Been to internet properties and ticked
    active x but still getting messages, any other ideas, sensible ones please
    thanks
     
    karen martin, Nov 16, 2006
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  2. "karen martin" fairy-danced this little whimsey
    in news:pm37h.33058$:

    Just say no. The whole internet is made up of ActiveX, etc.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,111655-page,1/article.html#

    What your browser(s) are *might* *be* relevant here - your frickin'
    laptop doesn't have anything to do with it.

    Was this "sensible" for *you* [YES__] or [NO__] ?

    --

    As the snow started to fall,
    he tugged his coat tighter around himself.
    Too tight, as it turned out.

    "This is the fourth coat crushing this year,"
    said the sergeant, as he outlined the body
    with a special pencil that writes on snow.
     
    Bucky Breeder, Nov 16, 2006
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  3. Go to the options and change it from Prompt to Disable.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Nov 16, 2006
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  4. karen martin

    Pennywise Guest

    Don't use ActiveX, use another browser Opera or FireFox, only IE uses
    AcvitveX (without plugins), serious answer.

    Microsoft explains ActiveX:

    "An ActiveX control can be an extremely insecure way to provide a
    feature. Because it is a Component Object Model (COM) object, it can
    do anything the user can do from that computer. It can read from and
    write to the registry, and it has access to the local file system.
    From the moment a user downloads an ActiveX control, the control may
    be vulnerable to attack because any Web application on the Internet
    can repurpose it, that is, use the control for its own ends whether
    sincere or malicious."
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/components/activex/security.asp
     
    Pennywise, Nov 17, 2006
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