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Disable Active X

I have a pc with windows xp with interenet explorer #6. In internet options under the security tab, I'm trying to access the internet custom level. However it gray shaded out. I cannot change the custom level. I want to allow installation of ActiveX controls that have invalid signatures. Any suggestions will be appreciated!

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I have IE7 and in the custom of this is what is listed

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"I want to allow installation of ActiveX controls that have invalid signatures." It states that the default is disabled AND not safe to enable

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I have IE7 and in the custom of this is what is listed

In reply to: I have IE7 and in the custom of this is what is listed

That did not help.

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Not a good idea

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Using Internet Explorer 6 is bad enough, but you'd just be making it worse by doing this.

At the very least you should update to IE7, which is at least somewhat more secure. A better option would be to abandon that particular sinking ship in favor of Mozilla Firefox or Opera.

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Internet Options..

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As far as I know....if you are useing XP SP2 you must use IE7..
also WMP-10..and WMP-11 is out..
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If you have XP SP1 and are useing a CD to upgrade to SP2 I might imagine your having OS problems also..I would caution that your heading for a PC Hardware defect..
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Don't try and be lazy about the money side of these machines..
I might think that five years spells the need to Re-Think your machine..
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I would use 512MB's of RAM these days..as minimum..
NTFS File Systems..7200-RPM HDD's..
I think LapTops use 5400-RPM Drives still.

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Leaving yourself wide open to ALL unsigned activeX

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is not a smart idea. Why do you think you know better than pros is beyond me. After all, that was a team effort - not one person's idea.

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I agree

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Allowing any ActiveX Distribution Unit to be downloaded on one's computer is risky enough, but to deliberately breech your firewall's "safety net" for the sake of an ActiveX unit, the certificate of which is invalid is just begging for an infection and possibly, a fatal crash. This risk should not be taken!!

>Trublu

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