Quick and easy procedures for changing certain ActiveX settings in the Internet security zone for Internet Explorer 7 are given.
A previous page provides a detailed prescription for making Internet Explorer 7 safer for browsing. However, the extensive changes in the settings for the Internet security zone discussed there may be more than many home PC users wish to deal with. Although they give a great deal of added security, the numerous changes also cause some loss of functionality. Consequently, many users may prefer a less comprehensive approach that leaves most default settings intact but still defends against some major threats while creating less disruption in browsing the Web.
One of the primary safety concerns is malicious use of the ActiveX technology to download and run harmful scripts or components. In this article, I will focus on this problem and give some simple procedures for both disabling and, if desired re- enabling certain ActiveX functions.