ActiveX control

  driving man 20:41 27 Apr 2006

recently a lot of web sites show a pop up asking if I want to run an ActiveX control. What is this please and is it dangerous or just an annoying problem

  Diodorus Siculus 20:46 27 Apr 2006

They are necessary on some sites - eg WindowsUpdate.

They can also be a means of installing spyware.

What sites are producing them now?

  FatboySlim71 20:49 27 Apr 2006

Im not sure but I think I have heard that it can be dodgy allowing access to some Active X from certain sites, I found this site after I typed "WHAT IS ACTIVE X" into my search engine.

click here

  driving man 20:51 27 Apr 2006

Diodorus Siculus this happens on most Aol members profiles, Westfield sportscar owners build sites and many more. All diverse without anything in common

  skidzy 20:51 27 Apr 2006

click here

This may answer your question,basically its for your own security.

  Diodorus Siculus 23:22 27 Apr 2006

I'd suggest that you switch to FireFox from click here - more secure and you rarely get incompatibilities/

  driving man 22:57 28 Apr 2006

Thanks to you all for suggestions and help

  remind 22:58 28 Apr 2006

Block undesirable ActiveX with Spywareblaster if you haven't installed it already. click here

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