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I have installed the free AVG ver.8.  After running my first full computer
scan,  it noted all Active-X infections (quite a few).  There were Trojans,
Adware, ect.  All infections were removed to the virus vault and deleted.
Is this Active-X something that is necessary, or is there someway to turn it
off?  I know nothing about it.  The free AVG ver. 7.5 never did find
anything such as this.
thanks.



Re: Active-X

Ben wrote:

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There are options in Internet Exploder to disable ActiveX. It is one of
the most common ways for the nefarious to spread their crap.

Upgrade to a modern, secure browser (and email client) that do not
recognize Mr Gate's hole to the world. Stop using IE.

Firefox and Thunderbird come to mind.

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   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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Beauregard, I do use Firefox, and I found a check box in IE internet tools I
could uncheck, but didn't know if it would affect any program functions or
not.



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Re: Active-X

Ben wrote:

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Possibly, but not likely. Some web sites use ActiveX for .. stuff .. but
I have always been able to find a comparible site selling the same
product, or dispensing the same information.

Sometimes I write the author/owner and tell them why I purchased my
widget somewhere else.

Malware authors, though, use ActiveX a lot, because your Windows
computer is so vulnerable and easily hackable because of it.

--
   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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This is probably what you're referring to...

"potentially dangerous" entries in my registry, specifically under
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatability
http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/read.php?12,121853,page=1,backpage=,sv =

"just so you know- avg 8.0 free and pro has an incompatibility issue
with spybwareblaster and spybot search and destroy. If you see the
ie/compatablility active x registry keys, it is because these programs
use this type of scripting to stop active x in registry keys.
A lot of discussion on wilders security forums are about this and I
spoke to a representative at AVG Technologies, because i too am getting
them and i am a reseller for AVG and do not need all my clients
panicking when they see these.
The tech told me as long as they are in the "warning" tab to just ignore
them. Some have found if you remove them to the virus vault then delete
them, wierd things start happing with Windows.
Javacool who makes spywareblaster is suppose to talk to AVG Technologies
and figure this out."
http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/read.php?12,121853,page=2,backpage=,sv =

-jen



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Well, guess I really screwed up.  All the above you stated happened to me,
and I deleted and cleaned out the Vault on two computers.  Now to hope for
the best that nothing weird starts happening.  So far everything is normal.
I hope they get a fix for this problem soon.  However, mine had mucho junk,
and several Trojans mixed in.



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So why isn't IE configured to *prompt* you before installing an AX
control?  YOU decide what to install.  Or maybe that is how IE is
configured and you've been accepting every AX control that someone wants
to push at you.

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Good point Van......, so can you guide me in configuring IE to prompt me.  I
can't seem to find the key to do it.
thanks



Re: Active-X


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Hint: Internet Options -> Advanced
Now what in there do you think might have IE prompt you for an AX
download?

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Oops, got distracting by Jolie's assets in a Lara Croft movie.  Go here:

Internet Options -> Security -> Internet zone -> Custom level

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