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​Microsoft rips old IE technologies out of its new Edge browser

The company's new browser will be liberated from ActiveX and other old technologies. That should make Edge more competitive -- and help the Web itself move into the future.

By May 7, 2015


Report: Internet Explorer 9 to add ActiveX filtering

A new security feature that will let users pick and choose which ActiveX controls can load is said to be included in a future version of IE9.

By January 19, 2011


Microsoft offers patches to ward off ActiveX attacks

In rare out-of-cycle security update, Microsoft fixes hole that put IE users at risk of attacks via ActiveX and other controls.

By July 28, 2009


Microsoft plugs critical DirectShow, Video ActiveX holes

Latest Patch Tuesday updates plug nine holes in Windows, Office, ISA, Virtual PC, and Virtual Server, including several holes that have been targeted in attacks.

By July 14, 2009


Microsoft warns of attacks on new ActiveX hole

IE users warned about new ActiveX vulnerability, affecting Office XP, 2003, and ISA Server 2004 and 2006, that could allow an attacker to take control of the PC.

By July 13, 2009


Microsoft warns of hole in Video ActiveX control

Microsoft says limited attacks have exploited a hole in the ActiveX control, a component of Windows Media Center used for recording and playing television video.

By July 6, 2009


Internet Explorer 9 RC

Internet Explorer 9 is almost ready for a public unveiling, and the release candidate makes a strong case for the dominant Web browser. The new prerelease includes a robust system for preventing advertisers from tracking you, an ActiveX filter, and better support for HTML5 and "future Web" tech.

By February 11, 2011


Microsoft plugs critical holes in huge Patch Tuesday

Corporations urged to make three critical bulletins involving Windows media decompression, ActiveX, and IE a priority.

By June 8, 2010


Microsoft probing ActiveX attacks targeting Access feature

Vulnerability in ActiveX control for feature in Microsoft Access is being used for targeted but limited attacks, Microsoft says.

By July 7, 2008


26 Windows, Office holes patched in 13 bulletins

Software giant Microsoft says its Patch Tuesday deploy addresses vulnerabilities in DirectShow, SMB Protocol, ActiveX, Windows Shell Handler, and 32-bit Windows.

By February 9, 2010