Solved

Security Warning?

Posted on 2004-04-23
5
229 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
When I browse some sites I get a security warning asking me "Do you want to install and run " Blah blah blah blah, basically add on things for lycos, 180search, bargain budyy and clip genie"  

it is distributed by IE PLUGIN LTD

I always click no but at always comes up without ever giving me the option  to always say no.  I looked in IE tools and options and the security tab... but I don't know if this is the right place to disable this.  

ANyone know what I am talking about?  I want these types of programs to stop and not just by IE PLUGIN LTD, I have seen others as well.

I know it's just a bunch of spyware crap to report your surfing which I assume slows your system down.
0
Comment
Question by:locc
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
salvagbf earned 20 total points
ID: 10901356
I'm pretty sure it's the ActiveX options that are allowing this to happen.  In IE, go to Tools, Internet Options, click the Security tab, with Internet selected, click Custom Level.  Under ActiveX controls and plug-ins you'll see Download signed ActiveX controls, it's probably set to Prompt, set it to Disable.  Remember though, this will disable ALL ActiveX controls, even valid ones from Macromedia trying to install Flash, and Windows Update if you need to install a new version of the windows update software.  If this doesn't do it, try setting some or all of the rest of the ActiveX options to disable.  Good luck!

Alternatively, Mozilla is a free browser that rocks, and isn't suceptible to the problem your having at all.
http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:locc
ID: 10901429
Hmmm...I guess I am stuck with just clicking no then.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:MegaEnforcerBoy
ID: 10901634
Could it be a dusguised pop-up window? Well, then you should install a firewall with a popup blocker. And if that are not pop-up windows, with a firewall you can block ActiveX controls & Co., too. I can recommend Outpost Firewall- it's free
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:locc
ID: 10901668
I know it's not a disguised popup, usually you can tell.  But like I said before I have seen different companies try to run this.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:locc
ID: 11071121
It was activeX, but mozilla IMO doesn't work as well as IE.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article you will learn how to create a free basic website on Bitbucket, a git service provider. Polymer creates dynamic HTML components, which allow more flexibility than static HTML. This tutorial uses Ubuntu Linux but can also be done on W…
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up the WordPress backend so that each page automatically generates a Mailchimp signup form in the sidebar. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Tools Used are Photoshop, Awesome…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question