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IE 7 won't allow me to install an activex control

Hi,

I've been playing cribbage on a game site for the last year....it's always had this prompt when I download a game room "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer stopped this site from installing an activex control on your computer...Click here for options". At that point I would click on it and choose "Install activex control". Now, however, that leads to "Windows has blocked this software because it can't verify the publisher". I've tried to tinker with the security options (tools/internet options/advanced) to no avail and I'm a little concerned that I might eliminate something important. I'm thinking a recent update to Internet Explorer 7 is screwing me up. I'm running XP, SP2. Any thoughts on this?? Thanks

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I had that problem

In reply to: IE 7 won't allow me to install an activex control

Installing the video camera software for my office. I went to Internet Options and under Active X I enabled Download Unsigned ActiveX I changed it to enable. This let me download and install. Then I put it back to disable.

Will this fix it for you??

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You're a genius!! lol

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Thanks...that worked. I am curious about where my settings need to be under Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Security. Any ideas?

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Glad that worked for you

In reply to: You're a genius!! lol

But I normally leave the Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Security at their default settings. I only use IE 7 for what I need to - Microsoft Update and Office Update, and the GPS tracking program for work. I use Mozilla Firefox for my internet browsing.

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There is a better way!

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Enabling that security check for every site places your computer at risk. Under the Security tab there is an option for you to add sites to "Zones" this enables you to trust a website, because you know they are safe and extend lesser security checks without extending that trust to every other site.

If you add the game site to the trusted zone you will be able to download the activex control while preserving the security of your browser at the same time.

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