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An ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe

Hello,

I am creating an html file through SAS and when trying to open it receive the following popup:
 
"An ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe to interact with other parts of the page. Do you want to allow this interaction? Y/N"

I am running Internet Explorer version 8.0.  Is it possible to stop this popup from being populated through a registry change?

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What zone is this site in in your browser?

Add it to the Trusted Site, and go to IE Options>Security>Trusted Sites>Custom Level>and toggle the ones underneath the Active X Controls and Plugins, to Enabled.....

Remember you only do this on sites you Trust, hence only modifying in that zone....
ALL Active-X controls are "unsafe" to some degree or other, since it is MS's way of making the web page interact with their operating system in a way that IS UNSAFE when you consider the sandbox model that a website should NEVER be allowed to touch or affect the user's system -- period -- i.e. no exceptions.

Pages that use Active X don't work on other browsers but IE, so you are ORPHANING your web page by using them at all.
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I am running a html file locally, it is stored on my desktop.  
When I try to reference the html file located on my desktop it gives me the Internet Explorer ActiveX control warning.  
Do you know of a registry change to disable the ActiveX control popup?  I have tried changing the settings in IE 8 Internet Options with no luck.  
The program that I am using to run this functionality is SAS, if that helps.
i believe that regardless, as long as you are opening a webpage that resides on your local machine, you'll get that prompt... and that there's no way of disabling it - it's microsoft's way of trying to alert you to potentially harmful content
Post a screenshot please.....

Youre dealing with the local machine security zone, which cannot be modified via IE Options, like it was in IE6..... Only other options I can think of is the IE>Tools>Options>Advanced, and all the way in the last section, "Allow Active Content to run in files in My Computer".....
Hi all,

Attached are screenshots of the pop up messages...

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In the Trust Center in Outlook, you can allow Programmatic Access to Outlook's files....

I dont think that you can modify the zones in the Local Computer Zone....
What I am looking for is the changes that should be made to the windows registry. I have asked that this question be added to the Windows Operating System Development site.

Thanks,
Understand what youre asking for, and I will continue researching... IE8 changed the way the local machine zone is handled, INCLUDING via the registry.....
Hi johnb6767,

Thank you very much!!!
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Hi johnb6767,

Going to have to try another method.

I am going to close this question and award you points for all your help and the knowledge you have shared.

Thanks,
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