Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v5.62, by Dr. Herong Yang
ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX Controls
This section provides a tutorial example on how to enable the ActiveX Filtering function in Internet Explorer 10 which allows you to control ActiveX controls.
What Is ActiveX Filtering? ActiveX Filtering is function supported in Internet Explorer 10 that allows to control to run or not to run ActiveX controls when browsing websites.
Here is how Microsoft describes "ActiveX Filtering":
As you browse the Web, you may encounter webpages that don't work properly unless you install an ActiveX control. ActiveX controls are powerful browser plugins that enable many rich web experiences. However, many of these controls are written by 3rd parties and Microsoft cannot guarantee their quality.
After installing an ActiveX control to use on a particular site, you may find that this control is now running on many other websites as well. Sometimes, such controls may be used to display content that you don't want to see, and they might even prevent you from having a good experience when viewing the webpage. Moreover, ActiveX controls may introduce performance, reliability, security or privacy issues while browsing.
ActiveX Filtering puts you even more firmly in control of the ActiveX controls running in your browser. When ActiveX Filtering is enabled, you can choose which websites you want to allow to run ActiveX controls. Sites you have not approved cannot run these controls, and the browser will not show prominent notifications prompting you to install or enable them.
To turn enable ActiveX Filtering in IE 10, Click Tools > Safety > ActiveX Filtering, until you see it is checked as shown below:
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