Fine-tune your ActiveX

Satheesh C B | Friday, August 08, 2008 | 0 comments

ActiveX is a technology used to add interactivity to Web pages An ActiveX control can be automatically downloaded and executed by a Web browser. ActiveX is not a programming language, but rather a set of rules for how applications should share information. Programmers can develop ActiveX controls in a variety of languages, including C, C++, Visual Basic, and Java.

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An ActiveX control is similar to a Java applet. Unlike Java applets, however, ActiveX controls have full access to the Windows operating system. This gives them much more power than Java applets, but with this power comes a certain risk that the applet may damage software or data on your machine. To control this risk, Microsoft developed a registration system so that browsers can identify and authenticate an ActiveX control before downloading it.

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Here are 3 free utilities  you can to use test and control ActiveX.Errata Security's AxBan, ActiveX Compatibility Manager and ActiveXHelper

Download ActiveX Compatibility Manager

Download ActiveXHelper

Download AxBan

Also read  How to stop an ActiveX control from running in Internet Explorer from Microsoft.

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