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"Your security settings do not allow Web sites to use ActiveX controls installed on your computer."

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I installed Windows XP Pro SP2 now I continue to get the following error:

"Your security settings do not allow Web sites to use ActiveX controls installed on your computer."

Sometime I want to run ActiveX.  How do I get rid of this error?
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by:d_springer
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Sorry - From MSIE 6.0
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Have you tried to do this ?

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kb/en/document?dn=1090296&c=us&l=en&s=gen&cs=#step5

Turn off the Information Bar for ActiveX controls

This procedure will allow Web sites to automatically prompt you when downloading software, bypassing the Information Bar.

Open Internet Explorer.

Click Tools on the menu bar.

Click Internet Options...
The Internet Options window appears.

Click the Security tab.

Click the Custom Level... button.
The Security Settings window appears.

Locate ActiveX controls and plug-ins in the Settings: list.

Click to select Enable under Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls.

Click the OK button.
A Warning! message appears.

Click the Yes button to change the security settings for the zone.

Click the OK button.

You will now receive prompts directly from a Web site if it needs to download software to your computer.



SR
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by:jkr
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>>"Your security settings do not allow Web sites to use ActiveX controls installed on your computer."

And that's good the way it is. MS *had* to set this as the defaut.

>>Sometime I want to run ActiveX.

I'd rather add the sites that you would like to allow to use ActiveX controls to your list of trustworthy sites and allow only the sites on that very list to use that than disabling any security settings.
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by:d_springer
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sunray_2003/jkr,

I tried enabling just that setting with no luck so I enabled EVERYTHING and I still get the error.

Then I added the site to my list of trusted sites.  Still no luck.

The website I am trying to access is CNN.

Microsoft a company you gotta love to hate.................

Any other ideas?

David S.
SovereignFunding.net
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by:jkr
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Have you set the ActiveX options to "allow..." for the trustworthy sites also?
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by:d_springer
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jkr,

Yes.  Everything is enabled for trusted sites.

David S.
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by:sunray_2003
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d_springer,

Are you saying you have turned off information bar in IE and it still gives that warning ?

In IE
1. On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker.
 
2. Click Turn off Pop-up Blocker.
 
close IE, open again and check
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by:d_springer
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sunray_2003,

The Pop-up Blocker was already turned off.

David S.
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d_springer,

You have turned off exactly as per the instructions in my first comment.
Can you go back to the same location and see ActiveX control is enabled or in other words want to check if what you did got effective or not ?

Did you restart your browser to see if that would change anything.

Does it happen to many websites or that one particular website
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by:Hjerto
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When adding a site as thrustworthy, you have to remember to remove the "require server verification...", unless you are communicating to CNN using encryption (i.e. httpS://www.cnn.com).

-m
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by:sramesh2k
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It's due to the restrictions in SP2. See http://www.winxptutor.com/lmzunlock.htm
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