Disable ActiveX Warning in Internet Explorer while playing animations

by Rohit Khurana on April 3, 2008

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Trouble:

One of our readers reported a problem saying: “I always receives ActiveX warning when ever I try to play any flash animations form cd or hard disk location“.

If you are unaware about the problem see the snapshot given below.

activeX_warning

When this problem appears it displays a new window (as shown in the image above) in the containing this message given below:

To protect your security,Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer.Click here for options…

 

You may check the option which says: “Do not show this message again” checkbox and click OK then the page will display without ActiveX content.

 

Note: In short all the .swf files or flash animations are ActiveX controls which Internet Explorer blocks before playing.

 

Let’s see how can you fix this problem and what is ActiveX.

What is ActiveX content?

 

 

ActiveX is a component object model (COM) developed by Microsoft for Windows platforms. Software based on ActiveX technology is prevalent in the form of Internet Explorer plugins and, more commonly, in ActiveX controls, ActiveX based applications launched from web pages.

Now lets see how to fix this warning.

 

Method 1: (Temporary Way Out)

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In order to view the JavaScript or the ActiveX content on the page and see your menus working, you will have to right click the Information Bar that has appeared at the top of the page and select allow blocked content. (as shown in the image below)

activeX_allow

After this it will prompt you with a message box saying “Are you sure you want to let the file run active content“.

 

Method 2: (Permanent Solution)

In order to solve this problem for permanently in Internet Explorer you will have to set some options to allow this blocked or ActiveX content.

 

Follow the steps below to allow ActiveX content.

1. Open Internet Explorer , go to Tools >> Internet Options

2. Click on Advanced Tab and scroll down to find the Security section.

3. Enable the checkbox labeled “Allow active content to run in files on My Computer” and “Allow Active Content from CDs to run on My Computer”.

activeX_toolsallow

4. Click Ok, close Internet Explorer and restart it, after restart you will not see any ActiveX warning when you play any active content like flash animations, JavaScript menus on web pages etc.

 

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Triad Media May 20, 2008 at 7:39 am

The other way to get rid of active x controls is for the webmaster of the site to use the flashobject.js script which removes all active x controls and makes the site look allot better.

prashant July 7, 2008 at 5:25 am

go on to soft32 and download active x control, this problem occures when you have a old version installed.

Zack November 19, 2009 at 10:25 am

Thanks a ton!

At least I got rid of that stupid warning from now.

Deb June 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Thank you Thank you Thankyou. You saved my computer from a slow painful death in the river.
This alert has been driving me crazy and this is the first site with information that works.
Thank you Thank you Thankyou
Have a wonderful life.

sheraz July 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

Thanks a lot, i solved this error on my system. If i upload my webpage on web(WWW) then this error appear again? please reply

Rahul August 16, 2010 at 10:29 am

Thanks a lot man ..

I have been trying to do dis for many days .

thanks again …

Boris February 11, 2011 at 2:46 am

Is there a way to disable the information bar message for some local files, without modifying IE security options? For example, I want all files blocked, except my own local html files that include javaScript I need to run automatically?

anand March 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm

great thanks for you , you got me saved from the x factor….. that i was suffering for a long time.

Felipe May 6, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I have the problem but it is persistent…. I meant, once I accepted the first time to enable the ActiveX content, I will the warning again and again. Never stops, I have so much code that I can not find where to check. Any idea someone? Thanks!!!

hadi June 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

i was looking for this solution for long time thanks

Vijay July 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Many thanks. It helped.

Rohit September 27, 2011 at 9:20 am

I have BitDefender Total Security 2011 and after scan get completed a log file is created. Now after re installation of Win XP it is blocking this file to get display in IE (v 8.0). I have done many things like one stated above and allow ActiveX and downloads of file from IE->Tools->Options->Security. But nothing happens and same yellow information bar is coming. Please help me.

Linus September 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Thanks alot. Had to search some time to remove it but this worked great.

tim December 9, 2011 at 11:24 am

Thanks from my 50 users. What a stupid and annoying default !

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