ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Silverlight

This section provides a tutorial example on how to enable the ActiveX Filtering function in Internet Explorer 10 to stop Microsoft Silverlight Plug-in.

In the previous tutorial, we learned that ActiveX Filtering control can stop Adobe Flash Plug-in. Now let's test on other ActiveX controls.

1. Turn off ActiveX Filtering by clicking Tools > Safety > ActiveX Filtering until it's unchecked.

2. Go to http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/browser/activexfiltering/

3. Review the third example. It is running an ActiveX control called Silverlight Plug-in, which plays video clip.

4. Now turn on ActiveX Filtering by clicking Tools > Safety > ActiveX Filtering until it's checked.

5. Reload the page again by pressing Ctrl-R.

6. Review the third example again. ActiveX control, Silverlight Plug-in, is not running any more. A black box is displayed.

See the comparison of ActiveX Filtering on and off results:
Internet Explorer 10 - ActiveX Filtering on Silverlight

As you can see from these 2 tutorials, ActiveX Filtering is nice function in IE 10. You should enable it to prevent ActiveX controls from running for more secure browsing.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

Introduction to Internet Explorer

 What Is Internet Explorer (IE)?

 Installing Internet Explorer (IE) 10

 Deleting Browsing History in IE 10

 Settings on Browsing History in IE 10

 InPrivate Browsing Mode IE 10

 Enabling Tracking Protection Personalized List

 Examples of "Tracking Contents"

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX Controls

 ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Adobe Flash

ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX on Silverlight

 Enabling Pop-up Blocker

 Disabling SmartScreen Filter

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version