McAfee SecurityCenter and activex problem

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  1. iceni60

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  2. Baldrick

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    What are you IE settings like for ActiveX? You may need to check these and set them so that they are compatible with McAfee (not my favourite bit of security kit by BTW for just this sort of reason). Try this and see if it helps.

    To find ActiveX settings: In Internet Explorer, click Tools and then click Internet Options. Select the Security tab. Be sure the Internet zone is selected. Click the Custom Level button. In the window, scroll down to 'ActiveX controls and plug-ins.' There are five settings here. Your ActiveX controls should be set to:

    1.'Download signed ActiveX controls'—set to 'Prompt.' Signed ActiveX controls from a known organization and are considered safe. But you still want to be asked/prompted about this since there may be some sites (using signed ActiveX controls) that you may not want download into your computer. This prompt will give you that option.

    2.'Download unsigned ActiveX controls'—set to 'Disable.' This will prevent the downloading of unsigned controls.

    3.'Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe'—set to 'Disable.'

    4.'Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins'—set to 'Enable.' This will prevent you from being repeatedly prompted once you have accepted them.

    5.'Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting'—set to 'Enable.' Ditto—once I have accepted them, do not prompt me about them repeatedly.

    Alternatively you could check out the post at the following link (a reputable forum that I frequent):

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,6081089~root=security,1~mode=flat

    or this one from Microsoft (not the same program affected but similar symptoms so some of the advice may be pertinent):

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/187604/

    Hope that this helps?:D
     
  3. iceni60

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    thanks for the help. i disabled everything to do with activex because i'm using a media player atm which uses IEs enigine to browse music sites. that's mainly why i was trying to see if anyone knew of an address i could put in the trusted zone.

    i'll have a look at your settings though and see if i can get it working. if not i might just allow all activex while i have a look at McAfees settings. i'm not even sure if it's updating or anything atm lol.
     
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    This is one of the downsides to using McAfee. It's kinda ironic that people advise against using IE because of ActiveX issues, and McAfee goes and uses that very same technology. :rolleyes:
     
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