Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by controler, Jul 25, 2005.
Would PG stop active X from being run in an e-mail?
I will take this one step further.
I met a woman on the internet. She is 53. She has a degree in microbilogy.
She sent me an e-mail which is suppose to include e-mails from a previous admirer. The e-mail contains active X. Something that should not be part of the e-mail. I sure don't dare ask Kevin.
How can I find out what is going on?
Ok this could be a loaded question.
If a home user does not know about security settings in Windows, What program will protect them if they get an e-mail with active X in it?I have a copy of the e-mail if anyone is interested.
You have a PM
I sure want to find out what this active x is Bubba
If I need to turn off my security to send I will..
you may need to....no activex
You can turn off ActiveX using Browser Extension manager, read the email, and then enable it again afterwards.
I did notice it still gets included in my sent e-mail if I forward it.
I am not so sure I want to turn it off. All I have to do if preview it and I get the IE active X alert. I am thinking it is an ynsigned active x and that is what my IE is set for at present. The e-mail gives no other clue that there is any active x incoded.
Or are you saying it would be safe for me to turn down IE security setting and
let the active x run?
I am going out of town for a while but will re-read info on active x.
Nother dumb question?
Could the unsigned active X be encoded into a gif? I was thinking IE wouldn't detect it if it was.
She had mentioned something about Gif. She asked me the other day if a virus could be included in a gif & I told her yes. I then had her run DCS's JPG scanner and it found nothing.
Looking at the message source I only see there is suppose to be a gif in the e-mail somewhere.
Also, would asking for a read receit cause an active x?
What AV program are you using on your computer?
It should be configured to scan all incoming email.
Alternately, you can submit that file for online scan
Still never figured this out. KAV says all is well but there is a dang Active x in the mail. I just want to know what it's purpose is.
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