How Do I Stop Internet Explorer From Annoying Pop Up Asking Me If I Want to Install Active X?


ActiveX is a software development framework created by Microsoft. It gives third-party programmers the ability to extend the default functionality of popular Microsoft products, including the company's Internet Explorer Web browser. By default, Internet Explorer displays a light yellow pop-up bar along the top of the browser window when a page with an embedded ActiveX control attempts to install the software on your computer. If you find this annoying, stop the browser from displaying the pop-up by changing a single setting.

  • Open Internet Explorer.

  • Click the "Tools" button near the top-right corner of the window and select "Internet Options."

  • Select the "Security" tab located near the top-left corner of the dialog box that follows.

  • Click the "Custom Level" button.

  • Scroll through the list of settings until you reach the "ActiveX controls and plug-ins" heading.

  • Set the "Download signed ActiveX" controls option to either "Disable" or "Enable," depending on your preference. Note that the "Enable" option will allow any website to install ActiveX controls on your computer without your permission; Microsoft does not recommend using this setting.

  • Click "OK" on each of the next two screens to confirm the change.

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