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ActiveX Control Trouble

By Skyward Internet ·
Hello,

I recently downloaded and installed an MP3 encoder to try. It seems to have put an ActiveX control on my machine that it my security settings do not like. On my desktop (which is set to active desktop) and on many web pages I get a box pops up that tells me that the page provides information to an unsafe ActiveX control, and my current security settings will not permit this. Therefore the page may not display properly. I click OK and then the page never finishes downloading. Any clues how I can seek out the bad ActiveX control and rid myself of it's grip? I've uninstalled the program which placed it on my machine, but the ActiveX control remained.

Thanks,
DRH

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by Kevin Brown In reply to ActiveX Control Trouble

Go to C:\WINNT\Downloaded Program Files and look at the active-x controls contained within the directory. If you find the control there right click and choose remove.

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to ActiveX Control Trouble

You did not state what OS you were running. In IE, go to "Tools" "Internet Options" "Security" and then go through each of the listed sites, Internet, Intranet, Trusted and Restricted. Reset all to the defaults, then restart your browser so the changes take affect, then attempt to hit the sites that you want. Remember this is only basic security when you set the sites at the defaults. Then rebuild your security settings until you recieve the prompts, then back down. It seems that the Encoder change some of your settings to disable Active-X instead of setting them to enable.

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by solf_beta In reply to ActiveX Control Trouble

I've run across a similar problem which caused a user to receive that same error. I was solved by replacing the comcat.dll file in the C:\winnt\system32 directory. This can be done manually by replacing that file or by reinstalling IE. See MS article Q235653.

Bob Solfanelli, A+, MCSE

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