ActiveX Filtering - Controlling ActiveX Controls

This section provides a tutorial example on how to enable the ActiveX Filtering function in Internet Explorer 10 which allows you to control ActiveX controls.

What Is ActiveX Filtering? ActiveX Filtering is function supported in Internet Explorer 10 that allows to control to run or not to run ActiveX controls when browsing websites.

Here is how Microsoft describes "ActiveX Filtering":

As you browse the Web, you may encounter webpages that don't work properly unless you install an ActiveX control. ActiveX controls are powerful browser plugins that enable many rich web experiences. However, many of these controls are written by 3rd parties and Microsoft cannot guarantee their quality.

After installing an ActiveX control to use on a particular site, you may find that this control is now running on many other websites as well. Sometimes, such controls may be used to display content that you don't want to see, and they might even prevent you from having a good experience when viewing the webpage. Moreover, ActiveX controls may introduce performance, reliability, security or privacy issues while browsing.

ActiveX Filtering puts you even more firmly in control of the ActiveX controls running in your browser. When ActiveX Filtering is enabled, you can choose which websites you want to allow to run ActiveX controls. Sites you have not approved cannot run these controls, and the browser will not show prominent notifications prompting you to install or enable them.

To turn enable ActiveX Filtering in IE 10, Click Tools > Safety > ActiveX Filtering, until you see it is checked as shown below:
Internet Explorer 10 - ActiveX Filtering Setting

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