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Windows 7: One or more activex controls could not be displayed because either

02 Nov 2010   #1
IT Fachbereich

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
One or more activex controls could not be displayed because either

I don't know if this is the right forum for my problem.
I have a problem with my Windows Services.
Each time when I launch Windows Services window, I get a warning:

One or more activex controls could not be displayed because either:
1. your current security settings prohibit running activex
controls on this page, or
2. you have blocked a publisher of one of the controls.
as a result, the page may not display correctly.

The warning pop-up opens only when I click on Extended tab.
The problem has nothing to do with IE security, because I can open pages with ActiveX controls on them and so.

I have installed Spybot spyware/malware removal tool. Then uninstalled it.
I'm not sure if this is the cause of the problem. But I presume it is.

So, may be someone was facing the same problem and knows the cause for it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hi - I had the exact same problem, also my windows sidebar gadgets wouldn't display properly.

You should delete 1 extra (parasite) zone from

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\

with pseudo-graphic number, you'll see it before zone number 0.
It seems this is a bug of Adobe flash player update, though I am not sure.

The pseudo-graphic number I'm speaking of before zone number 0 looks like a miniature upper case "L".
(copied from another forum)

Delete that registry entry and all is well.

Good Luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bits
Same Problem - Same Solution

THANKS Sledge1964! You saved my day!

I do think it's adobe but I have not installed any updates for that but I do get Microsoft Security warnings when opening PDF's which seems to be linked to the same registry entry as they dissapear when the entry is removed.

Again THANKS!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Feb 2011   #4


I have the same problem. I test many ways including system restore and SFC. But the problem is still exist. Many thanks to Sledge1964. I try the way you have posted it above. Delete registry entry listed below. The problem has been solved.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\L]
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