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New ActiveX Plugin at Experts Exchange

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It seems that sometime in the past 48 hours or so, Experts Exchange has added some content to their website that is causing a monumental annoyance.  I think it may have something to do with DoubleClick (a bad company to do business with…sigh).  Just what I wanted, a reputable website like this tracking my moves by some nefarious company like DoubleClick.  Nonetheless, now every time I go to the Experts Zone, and a few other places on the site, I get this annoying warning from Internet Explorer.  First a yellow ribbon warning at the top that says “To help protect your security, Internet Explorer stopped this site from installing and ActiveX control on your computer.  Click here for options.”  Well once again, I had considered this site to be reputable and I want to trust it, so I placed it site in my Trusted Zone in IE.  I also made sure all the settings for my Trusted Zone were set to allow ActiveX controls, however the popup persists.  Then if I tell it to go ahead and install the plugin (against my better judgment), I get the a dialog box in Windows 7 that says “Do you want to allow the following program from and unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?”, and sure enough, the program name is “unknown program”, and the publisher is “unknown”.  I actually approved it the first time, but I still go through this sequence every time, and now I’m wish I hadn’t let it do it at all.

Is anyone else experiencing this?  It's happening with IE8, but not in Firefox.
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