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tunafish2001

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sorry if this topic has been posted elsewhere in this forum.
What is active x, and should i install it when prompted by a program? (random or from microsoft)

Edited by tunafish2001, 06 June 2007 - 10:48 PM.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_X
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Also see:
http://www.webopedia...eX_control.html

A simple Google search would have found this. As to whether you should install them: ActiveX controls are required for some applications to function - Microsoft has many of them. As noted in the above links, developers of legitimate ActiveX controls can register them so they can be authenticated. Not all ActiveX controls are good though - they can be used for installing malicious applications. In the browser security settings, there are options for never installing unsigned ActiveX controls, or always asking before installing - this is to give you control over the security of your PC.

BTW, I'm editing the title of this thread, since you titled it directx and asked about activex - they're two different things. I'm also moving it to tech discussion.
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