Active X

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by controler, Jul 25, 2005.

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  1. controler

    controler Guest

    Hello

    Would PG stop active X from being run in an e-mail?


    Thanks

    controler
     
  2. controler

    controler Guest

    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?

    controler
     
  3. controler

    controler Guest

    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.

    controler
     
  4. Bubba

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    You have a PM :cool:
     
  5. controler

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    I sure want to find out what this active x is Bubba

    If I need to turn off my security to send I will..


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  6. Bubba

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    you may need to....no activex :doubt:
     
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  8. controler

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    DownUnder

    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.

    controler
     
  9. controler

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    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?

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  10. Down_Under

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    Controler
    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
    http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
     
  11. controler

    controler Guest

    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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