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Block ActiveX 

The Block ActiveX utility can be used to manage ActiveX controls installed on your PC system by blocking malicious controls. This utility provides a simple, slick user interface that enables you to easily view registered controls(objects) and manage misbehaving controls(objects).

To lock the ActiveX Controls:

  1. Click the Repair Problems button at the main window, and then click the  Block ActiveX  tab.
  2. Select an object or multiple objects or all the objects in the listed body frame.
  3. Click the Lock button.

To unlock the ActiveX Controls :

  1. Click the Repair Problems button at the main window, and then click the  Block ActiveX  tab.
  2. Select an object or multiple objects or all the objects in the listed body frame.
  3. Click the Unlock button.

What is ActiveX and ActiveX controls?

ActiveX: A loosely defined set of technologies developed by Microsoft for sharing information among different applications. ActiveX is an outgrowth of two other Microsoft technologies called OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) and COM (Component Object Model). ActiveX can be very confusing because it applies to a whole set of COM-based technologies. Most people, however, think only of ActiveX controls, which represent a specific way of implementing ActiveX technologies      

ActiveX controls: A control using ActiveX technologies. An ActiveX control can be automatically downloaded and executed by a Web browser. ActiveX is not a programming language, but rather a set of rules for how applications should share information. Programmers can develop ActiveX controls in a variety of languages, including C, C++, Visual Basic, and Java. An ActiveX control is similar to a Java applet. Unlike Java applets, however, ActiveX controls have full access to the Windows operating system. This gives them much more power than Java applets, but with this power comes a certain risk that the applet may damage software or data on your machine. To control this risk, Microsoft developed a registration system so that browsers can identify and authenticate an ActiveX control before downloading it. Another difference between Java applets and ActiveX controls is that Java applets can be written to run on all platforms, whereas ActiveX controls are currently limited to Windows environments. Related to ActiveX is a scripting language called VBScript that enables Web authors to embed interactive elements in HTML documents.


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