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ActiveX: The Top 10 Errors

Almost all websites these days rely on ActiveX to function. Internet Explorer uses ActiveX objects to extend the basic static web with dynamic content such as animations and videos, and even run complex web-based applications via your browser. Unfortunately, ActiveX objects can also cause major Windows problems, since they are closely integrated with the operating system. In addition, hackers can also use ActiveX objects in order to spy on your PC, by implanting malware infections in Windows. Because of this, ActiveX objects come with strict security policies which limit what they can do, however these can also increase the number of errors which can occur. Read this article to learn how to take control of the most common ActiveX problems you will encounter.

Category: Internet & Security, Troubleshooting
Issue: 2012 Issue 5 June/July
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Article Reference: A110

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