What exactly is ActiveX? I did a search in Google for ActiveX and found 250,000 pages for ActiveX. With that many pages it must be important! Microsoft has pages for ActiveX, but what exactly is it? Well, a search in Google for definition of ActiveX found 74,500 pages!
Basically, it is something like a program, but not a program, something like a Java applet, but not Java. Is it like a script? I still don't know what ActiveX is! But I do know you need to be very careful with ActiveX in your browser.
Some more definitions for ActiveX (some are pretty good) in a Google search for ActiveX.
Wikipedia.org has a very comprehensive page on ActiveX.
Another site about ActiveX is on Webopedia. ( Not to be confused with Wikipedia.)
A couple of sites with how to set your ActiveX Controls:
- Internet Explorer Security Settings - ActiveX Controls
- For some older versions of Internet Explorer Please note, if you are using an older version of IE, you should upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible for security reasons.
A lot of the bad stuff that can get onto your computer is the result of ActiveX.
I just Wish ActiveX would go away!