Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.61, by Dr. Herong Yang
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:
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.
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