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    I'm suddenly getting a pop-up window every time I go to a new page on allnurses that reads "Click to run ActiveX control on this webpage".
    I cannot navigate the page until I either click "okay" or the red x to close the pop-up.
    This started occurring in the last couple of hours and is not happening on any other websites that I frequent.
    Is anybody else getting this message? It's starting to get irritating to have to close it each time I try to read a thread.
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    Quote from missjen
    I'm suddenly getting a pop-up window every time I go to a new page on allnurses that reads "Click to run ActiveX control on this webpage".
    I cannot navigate the page until I either click "okay" or the red x to close the pop-up.
    This started occurring in the last couple of hours and is not happening on any other websites that I frequent.
    Is anybody else getting this message? It's starting to get irritating to have to close it each time I try to read a thread.
    missjen: I am also getting this pop-up and you are right - very irritating! I found your email as I was doing a search to see if anyone else is having the problem - hopefully someone can help us!!!
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    Quote from missnina
    I'm suddenly getting a pop-up window every time I go to a new page on allnurses that reads "Click to run ActiveX control on this webpage".
    I cannot navigate the page until I either click "okay" or the red x to close the pop-up.
    This started occurring in the last couple of hours and is not happening on any other websites that I frequent.
    Is anybody else getting this message? It's starting to get irritating to have to close it each time I try to read a thread.
    missnina (you changed your name!): I am not having the pop-up problem anymore - it seems to have sorted itself out - I hope the same has happened for you.
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    I was getting thsi too, last Friday.
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    Does the window say anything about errors on your harddrive and then try to get you to download something like winfix? Dont do it. I was getting something like that a while back, and I mean around the end of last year. It is very hard to get off.
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    I know you said this has resolved itself, but I couldn't help but chime in .
    Usually if you are seeing that box, it means that something was changed in your internet setting options. If it only happens on one site, it may be that there is a pop-up on the site that is changing your settings. If it has stopped, perhaps the pop-up was removed. Active X runs programs related to your video card and video objects in files. If you have a chance, you should run an anti-spyware program to check for browser hijacks or things like tracking cookies (I'm not talking the ones that most sites use).

    If you ever want to check your settings, you need to open your Internet Explorer window > look on the top bar for Tools > scroll down the list Tools gives you until you see Internet Options > go to the tab that says Security > then make sure the Internet icon is highlighted > and then in the lower half of the box, there will be something that says Security level for this zone. If you click on this, a Security Settings box will come up and you can look for the Active X control settings there.

    The Active X settings you should be concerned with will be labeled:

    Automatic Prompting for Active X, which should be no if you don't want that Active X warning pop-up box to come up (some people do because of malicious pop-ups that can run Active X programs without you knowing, like browser hijacks).

    Download Unsigned Active X Controls, it would be a good idea to disable or prompt this, so you could know if this was happening. Sometimes when a program is unsigned, it makes no difference, and sometimes it is just bad news. Should you have a problem with it, you wouldn't be able to trace the originator of the program.

    Initialize Active X Controls Not Marked As Safe, this should be marked disable, for the reason described above.

    Run Active X Controls and Programs, should be marked Enable.

    Script Active X Controls Marked For Scripting, should be marked Enable.

    Hope this wasn't too long, I have learned a lot about these kinds of things through experience. It's always good to know more about what's going on with your computer!


    - Jeanine
    Last edit by Heavenward on May 8, '06
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    Quote from Heavenward
    I know you said this has resolved itself, but I couldn't help but chime in .
    Usually if you are seeing that box, it means that something was changed in your internet setting options. If it only happens on one site, it may be that there is a pop-up on the site that is changing your settings. If it has stopped, perhaps the pop-up was removed. Active X runs programs related to your video card and video objects in files. If you have a chance, you should run an anti-spyware program to check for browser hijacks or things like tracking cookies (I'm not talking the ones that most sites use).

    If you ever want to check your settings, you need to open your Internet Explorer window > look on the top bar for Tools > scroll down the list Tools gives you until you see Internet Options > go to the tab that says Security > then make sure the Internet icon is highlighted > and then in the lower half of the box, there will be something that says Security level for this zone. If you click on this, a Security Settings box will come up and you can look for the Active X control settings there.

    The Active X settings you should be concerned with will be labeled:

    Automatic Prompting for Active X, which should be no if you don't want that Active X warning pop-up box to come up (some people do because of malicious pop-ups that can run Active X programs without you knowing, like browser hijacks).

    Download Unsigned Active X Controls, it would be a good idea to disable or prompt this, so you could know if this was happening. Sometimes when a program is unsigned, it makes no difference, and sometimes it is just bad news. Should you have a problem with it, you wouldn't be able to trace the originator of the program.

    Initialize Active X Controls Not Marked As Safe, this should be marked disable, for the reason described above.

    Run Active X Controls and Programs, should be marked Enable.

    Script Active X Controls Marked For Scripting, should be marked Enable.

    Hope this wasn't too long, I have learned a lot about these kinds of things through experience. It's always good to know more about what's going on with your computer!


    - Jeanine
    Thanks for the info! I checked my settings and they are as they should be. I periodically run "Pest Control" to check for tracking cookies etc. Hopefully it wont happen again. Your help will no doubt help someone else who is having the same problem. Thanks again!


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