Internet Explorer "ActiveX Filtering" - Turn On or Off

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    Internet Explorer "ActiveX Filtering" - Turn On or Off

    Internet Explorer "ActiveX Filtering" - Turn On or Off

    How to Turn "ActiveX Filtering" On or Off in IE9, IE10, and IE11
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    How to Turn "ActiveX Filtering" On or Off in IE9, IE10, and IE11

       Information
    ActiveX is a technology that allows web developers to create interactive content on their sites, but it can also pose a security risk. As you browse the Web, you may encounter webpages that don't work properly unless you install an ActiveX control. ActiveX controls are powerful browser plugins that enable many rich web experiences. However, many of these controls are written by 3rd parties and Microsoft cannot guarantee their quality or safety.

    Internet Explorer allows you to use ActiveX Filtering to block ActiveX controls for all sites to browse the Web without running any ActiveX controls, and then be able to turn them back on for only the sites that you trust.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn ActiveX Filtering on or off in IE9, IE10,and IE11.

    For more information about ActiveX Filtering, see: ActiveX Filtering

       Note
    If you are getting errors containing ActiveX issues for Adobe Flash Player, then turning off ActiveX filtering in Internet Explorer will have Flash Player work properly.





    Here's How:

    1. In IE9, IE10, or IE11, click/tap on Tools on the Menu bar, and go to step 3 or 4 below. (see screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer "ActiveX Filtering" - Turn On or Off-tools_menu.jpg
    OR

    2. In IE9, IE10, or IE11, click/tap on the gear icon at the top right, click/tap on Safety, and go to step 3 or 4 below. (see screenshot below)
    Internet Explorer "ActiveX Filtering" - Turn On or Off-gear.jpg
    3. To Turn Off Active X Filtering in IE9, IE10, or IE11
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on ActiveX Filtering to uncheck it, then refresh (F5) IE to apply. (see screenshots above)
    4. To Turn On Active X Filtering in IE9, IE10, or IE11
    A) Click/tap on ActiveX Filtering to check it, then refresh (F5) IE to apply. (see screenshots above)

       Note
    If you visit a webpage that contains ActiveX content you want to view, you can simply turn off filtering for that website. Click/tap on the Internet Explorer "ActiveX Filtering" - Turn On or Off-icon.jpg icon to display the fly-out window.

    From here you can choose to turn off ActiveX Filtering for this website. Once you take action, IE9 or IE10 refreshes the page to ensure that all ActiveX content on the webpage runs. Now that you've turned off ActiveX Filtering for the webpage, the icon on the address bar changes state accordingly.
    Internet Explorer "ActiveX Filtering" - Turn On or Off-flyoutwindow.jpg
    After you've finished viewing the content, you can click/tap on the icon and turn filtering back on if you'd like, or you can leave filtering off for this website.
    Internet Explorer "ActiveX Filtering" - Turn On or Off-turn-.jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn









  1. Posts : 64
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    Fantastic stuff! Thank you Brink! I imagine this will definitely help make IE and Windows much more secure with drive-by exploits or vulnerbilities.
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  2. Posts : 70,527
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    You're most welcome Windows 911. Thank you. :)
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  3. Posts : 27
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       #3

    I've tried both of those methods and I still get a notice at the bottom of my IE9 screen saying Active X is blocked, with an 'Allow' button for me to click. I'm testing a web site I'm designing using the Serif WebPlus4 software and the Navigation Bar facility uses Active X, well I assume so because when I try the web site out in IE9 I get the Active X warning and the bar is blank of any text!!! Clicking 'Allow' makes the text in the navbar appear.

    John
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  4. Posts : 70,527
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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    Hello John,

    As a test, visit the example sites at the link below and test them with Active X Filtering On and Off by refreshing the page to see if they are doing the same.

    ActiveX Filtering
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  5. Posts : 4
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    Windows 7 ActiveX filtering


    Thank you soooooooooooo much for telling me about the ActiveX filtering flag. :) I have been going nuts with this problem. I have a new job and have been trying to remote into the firm's server but, could not because of the difference in Windows 7 Home Premium. Even our contract support did ot have the answer. I have been googleing all over the place and had many fairly complex suggestions. But, nothing resolved the issue. Thank you again, Shawn!
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  6. Posts : 70,527
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    You're most welcome LeChat, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm happy to hear that it was able to help you sort your problem. :)
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
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    Forums & Tutorials


    Thanks again and I have been browsing the tutorials. I recommend them highly. The Sevenforums appears to be a wealth of knowledge! :)
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit English
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    The Solution in My case is just to click on Compatibility View/Up Right-Next to the browser/!!!!
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  9. Posts : 2
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    Yeah,-I Already Did It,-Thank You Very Much,-I Appreciate It,-Indeed!!!!
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