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Test ActiveX Copyright © 2012 ParetoLogic Inc. They do not belong to Internet Explorer only. Use ActiveX controls only if absolutely necessary. Related: Security Malware Senior Reporter Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

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Unfortunately, ActiveX controls are like any other software program—they can be misused. Comments What is Skillset? Do I just uninstall the Flash add-on anyway? (I got into trouble with Apache Open Office last fall when I uninstalled Java. It's possible that the cause, in this case the ActiveX control, will never be "discovered" and therefore might never be marked as unsafe and left to stay and damage more systems.

ActiveX Document is a Microsoft technology that allows users to view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PDF documents inside web browsers. Killbits One popular method of blocking malicious ActiveX controls is to employ a Killbit.

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