ActiveX is Microsoft for a series of strategic object-oriented programming techniques and tools of the call, which is the main technology Component Object Model (COM). In a directory and other network support, COM becomes the Distributed COM (DCOM). In creating the program, including ActiveX, the main work is the component, a self-sufficient in the ActiveX network (the network now includes Windows and Mac) in any running program. This component is an ActiveX control. ActiveX is Microsoft to compete with Sun Microsystems' JAVA technology put forward, this control features and functions similar to the java applet.
CONTROLLING ACTIVE X Beginners’ Kaffee Klatch Presented by Bill Wilkinson August 28, 2010 ActiveX controls are small programs, sometimes called add-ons, that are used on the Internet. They can enhance your browsing experience by allowing animation or they can help with tasks such as installing security updates at Microsoft Update. Some Web sites require you to install ActiveX controls to see the site or perform certain tasks on it. When you visit such a site, Internet Explorer asks if you want to install the ActiveX control. The Web site that provides the ActiveX control should tell you what the control is for. It should also provide relevant details on the Web page before or after you see the warning. When you choose to install an ActiveX control, Internet Explorer displays a dialog box that identifies the publisher and asks if you want to run the file. Click Don't run if you do not trust the Web site and publisher. Unfortunately, ActiveX controls are like any other software program. They can be misused. They can stop your computer from functioning correctly, collect your browsing habits and personal information without your knowledge, or can give you content, like pop-up ads that you don't want. Also, good ActiveX controls might contain unintended code that allows bad Web sites to use them for malicious purposes. Given these risks, you should only install ActiveX controls if you have information about the Web site that offers the control and the publisher that created the control. With this information you should then decide if you're willing to trust your personal information to the Web site and to the publisher. Here's a good rule to follow: If an ActiveX control is not essential to your computer activity, avoid installing it. Page 1 of 1
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