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Windows 7: ActiveX

28 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

This issue has almost certainly been discussed before but I'd like to know why ActiveX scripts are challenged by Internet Explorer 9, (and all previous incarnations), and not by other browsers.

Wasn't ActiveX a Microsoft alternative to JavaScript?

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28 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Yes but ActiveX can be used to install malicious scripts onto your computer...
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28 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Activex is an IE propreitary format, thats why.

Firefox E.g. doesnt implement activex unless you install a plugin. Reason for that is that activex's integration with windows makes it a potential security target and also because pages that require activex wouldnt load properly on non-windows OSs like linux/mac.
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