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Is there any way to find out what is the function/purpose of an activex control on a webpage?

The site is: www.bealeciphers.net

I am planning to link to this site from my own, but I am worried about possible unwanted intrusions to users I would refer to that site.
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by:Belthazor
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Hi,
1st - as far as i know, the purpose of an ActiveX Control is that it can execute 3rd party function on the client.
2nd - www.bealeciphers.net - i like the site, but what has it to do with ActiveX?

Belthazor

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by:gron
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I knew that. This site is not about Activex. It contains one, and I would like to find out, in your words, what function it is executing on the client.
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hi gron,
i'm sorry, i can't find any ActiveX controls on this page. It looks like plain text first and as i had a closer look i noticed that the page was generated by word (10 is xp i think):

<meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document>
<meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 10">
<meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 10">

but this is not relevant and i still cant find anything that looks like activex in the code...

Belthazor
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by:gron
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OK, great, I hope so. Why I said there was an Activex, is this:

Before I went to the site, I disabled many settings  in my browser Security/Custom settings, including downloading signed activex controls. I then got a message saying (paraphrasing) that it may not display properly because activex controls were turned off. Would a Word-generated page give me this result when signed activex is turned off? If so, that's all I need. Thanks.
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by:Belthazor
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yeah, thats possible since its not normal html but some form of xml ....
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by:gron
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I was able to reproduce my earlier activex message just by changing the one security setting "Download signed activex controls" = disabled, even though it made no difference in the display of the page.
Thanks for your help. I take it though, as concernes the first question, that there is no way to "see" what an activex is doing on one's PC.
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