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    Senior Member tibberous's Avatar
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    Well, thanks to Microsoft's lack of security, my computer has been attacked twice by ActiveX controls. The first installed a porn dialer, that didn't even wait for me to get offline before kicking me off my ISP and repeated trying to "dial home", wherever that was. The second was some retarded adware called the dot com bar.

    Just wondering if anyone has been having a problem with these attacks. Basically what seems to happen is that explorer asks if you want to run the ActiveX control, then it asks again. If you say no both times, it still installs the control.

    All I know is that I am saying 'no' to ActiveX. In all my history online I can only think of 2 ActiveX controls ever designed for something other malicious use. So, it is, and remain, disabled.


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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    I have had ActiveX turned off for months now, and I don't miss it in the slightest.
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