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Manage add-ons disable

By staccy
May 26, 2008
  1. i wanted to watch online show from a website
    and they ask me to install the activeX control which
    i did. but there will be a pop up saying my manage
    add-ons is disable and must enable before activeX
    control can be installed but when i click on the mange
    add-ons none of the thing is disabled. my fwen sae it
    might be due to spybot or other virus protection programme.
    i try deleting them but i still cant install. any one can help?
    Thanks.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)

    To use RIES in Internet Explorer 7, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
    2. On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
    3. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.
    4. When Internet Explorer 7 finishes restoring the default settings, click Close, and then click OK two times.
    5. Close Internet Explorer 7. The changes take effect the next time that you open Internet Explorer 7.

    Note for users who cannot start Internet Explorer 7 for some reason, use RIES from Internet Options in Control Panel.
     
  3. staccy

    staccy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im using IE 6.0
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  5. staccy

    staccy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i dunch wish to use IE7. but i reset my IE6 settings.
    but im still unable to install activex control due to the
    same reason.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You can remove Internet Explorer 6 from Add/Remove Programs->Add/Remove Windows Components in Control Panel
    Then go back, and re-tick it again doing the same process.

    But downloading IE7 will probably help more, as the page might view better (including ActiveX) by using it
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    Just be aware that ActiveX is a primary BACKDOOR through which many viruses are
    attached and easily exploited.

    I strongly recommend you install and keep updated Spywareblaster to block known
    issues with ActiveX.
     
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