activex on opera?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by pin, Jul 26, 2003.

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  1. pin

    pin Registered Member

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    hey, got a newbie question.. is activex just used by IE? the reason i ask is that i've switched to opera (i've had enough of IE <sigh>), so i'd like to check!
     
  2. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

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    Hi pin!

    Here's a quote from Opera's site

    The URL I got this from is

    http://www.opera.com/security/index.dml

    HTH,

    Dan
     
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    wow thx.. i guess i should have gone to the source eh!

    but does this mean that i no longer need the protection aspect of spywareblaster?
     
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    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

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    Well, I am not nearly as knowledgeable on the program as others so you should wait and hear from the others on this but I think that while SB's main emphasis is to block activex installations it also provides protection in other respects. In any case, in my experience I have found that Opera does not work well on some sites so for those I am forced to use an IE type browser so although I use Opera predominately I still use IE on occasion and thus rely on SpywareBlaster.

    Again, I would look for some feedback from Javacool, Pieter or one of the others on this for more definitive feedback
     
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    you are right about the incompatibility. i use IE still for windows updates, mozilla for my univ database site, and opera for just about everything else. there's no total escape!
     
  6. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    SpywareBlaster's protection is system-wide - not just related to Internet Explorer (although that is where you will find the protection most useful).

    For example, SpywareBlaster can disable much ActiveX-based spyware should it get installed as a "bundled bonus" with another app (as an example). (SpywareBlaster's ActiveX blocks apply globally.)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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    ahhh i hadn't considered that.. good point. thx for the info!
     
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