Active X Control

By woodgreen
Jan 5, 2006
  1. I wanted to use an online website, with a web cam to view our city project. I also wanted to download to Meijers photo lab photo printing services.
    A message came up to download "ACTIVE X CONTROL". " message =also, if you do there is a risk to Windows "..
    What is Active X Control? What harm can it do to Windows???
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Take a look HERE for info about Active-X.

    Only download an Active_X control if you are sure that you trust the originating website.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    What harm? any and all! I can't tell which is worse, VB scripting in Outlook/Outlook Express or
    ActiveX in the IE browser which is my motivation for moving to Thunderbird for email and Firefox for browsing.
    I now only use IE for MS Security Updates (Ms requires IE only access. What does that tell you?)
  4. woodgreen

    woodgreen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 57

    Thank You for the active X definition. I don't think I'll use it.
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