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Weatherman, Kiyoshi
December 8th, 2008, 03:15 AM
Okay, It's really starting to piss me off.
This has turned from occasionally, to Other other page, to Every Page.

I need the ActiveX Control using Ads to stop.
Isn't there a way to take them off of here?

I don't want to have to close this every time I make a move on the website:

http://i37.tinypic.com/331ix61.png

and hear the annoying BLEEP that comes with it.
So, IS there a way to make the ads stop? ...please?

Hiroshi Sotomura
December 8th, 2008, 03:24 AM
Well, why don't you try adjusting your security settings, then?

score_under
December 8th, 2008, 04:11 AM
Any computer-illiterate might just install the activex control, though.
I wish them good luck if they do, they'll need it.

Melody
December 8th, 2008, 04:23 AM
Your best bet is to install FF3 and get the 'Ad Block Plus' Addon and subscribe a list relevant to your location. If you dont wanna go to all that trouble then you should set your IE security settings to default. If that doesnt help, just put this site in the trusted sites zone (seriously the ads that are run here wont pull off any drive-by downloads, they're just occasionally annoying) Belive me, I used this site freqently back in my IE days and it never caused a problem.

Hunter
December 8th, 2008, 07:55 AM
(seriously the ads that are run here wont pull off any drive-by downloads.

And you know that how? The ads are not controlled by PC, PC is only able to block ones that prove faulty. So if by chance you get a malicious one, bam, fun's over buddy. :P
So get your facts straight before trying to lure people into false safety just to feel important.

Never accept Active-X objects of any kind on a site you don't trust, and even if you trust PC as a site, the ads do not come from PC itself but from 3rd parties, and you never know what's in the pool.

Melody
December 9th, 2008, 03:49 AM
Actually, as far as the ads go, I've never seen one with malicious code. Anyways, find out which ads are generating the ActiveX warning and report them?

Hiroshi Sotomura
December 9th, 2008, 04:22 AM
And you know that how? The ads are not controlled by PC, PC is only able to block ones that prove faulty. So if by chance you get a malicious one, bam, fun's over buddy. :P
So get your facts straight before trying to lure people into false safety just to feel important.

Never accept Active-X objects of any kind on a site you don't trust, and even if you trust PC as a site, the ads do not come from PC itself but from 3rd parties, and you never know what's in the pool.
As far as I'm aware, most of you seem to have lost the plot with this situation.

Tacharine, the Information Bar is pointing out that your security settings are set to disallow any web site to utilise any ActiveX controls on your computer. In this case, given the situation you describe, it seems like you've set it to the point that you intend to have Flash blocked off as well. Given that a lot of sites (unfortunately) tend to use a lot of Flash, perhaps it'd be a wise idea to loosen your settings so you can "experience the web" (and as a side effect, suffer from Flash ads from other sites). There's no point in being paranoid about any ActiveX controls installing themselves, either - provided that you use the latest security patches (or, you move off the piece of junk that is called Internet Explorer 6) then Internet Explorer should ask you if you want to allow PC to install ActiveX controls. PC doesn't do that, and any advertisements through PC are provided by Google. I believe that Google prevents active code from running through their ads with the exception of Flash, so malicious code should not execute in most cases. Maybe you should consider that you may be too paranoid in this situation if you refuse to change your security settings.

You could, of course, change to a browser that doesn't use ActiveX controls at all.