Trusted Web Site Prompts to Download ActiveX Controls

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When you open a trusted Internet site, you may be prompted to download a control or you may receive the following message:

Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, the page may not display correctly.

More Information

For more information about ActiveX controls and security in Internet Explorer, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
154544 Description of ActiveX Technologies

154036 How to Disable Active Content in Internet Explorer

174360 How to Use Security Zones in Internet Explorer 4.0

Article ID: 174558 - Last Review: Jul 11, 2012 - Revision: 1