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    An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings in ??

    I have Windows XP SP3 and IE8. Also recently I have had the RAM increased to 1.25 GB.

    Almost since then with IE8 some websites giving me this "An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings in Internet options for potential conflicts".......BTW, no problem with Firefox.

    I have read various articles on the web and played about with "Security Settings" of IE8 but no avail.

    Any suggestions please?

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    Check the Internet Options, Manage Add Ons and see what shows up.
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    From Microsoft's explanation of the error message:
    A webpage tried to use an ActiveX control or script but your security settings did not allow it.
    If you trust the publisher of the ActiveX control or script, you can allow it to run by removing the website address from the Restricted sites list. If the website is not on the Restricted sites list, you can add it to the Trusted sites list. For information about adding a website to your Trusted sites list, see Security zones: adding or removing websites. If that doesn't work, try deleting the temporary Internet files. If you are unable to change these settings, your computer administrator might not allow you to make the change.


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    Also note that add-ons include Flash Player and other media players. Their ability to run on a web page may be controlled separately from ordinary Active-X Controls. The same applies for Silverlight. Some security programs regulate the behavior of Flash Player and some Javascripts.
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    Please accept my apologies that I did not reply to your answers. Before I disturb you more for your help I was trying to work out a solution to my problem.

    Anyhow, I now realized that the culprit (I think) is
    Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.10.

    My PC and netbook has XP, SP3, IE8. If I run Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.10 I get....in some sites.... "An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings in Internet options for potential conflicts".......

    But if I run Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.5 I have no problem at all.

    Of course I do understand, because of security reasons, I should run Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.10.

    I also have a laptop with windows 7, IE8 and have no problem withAdobe Flash Player 10.3.183.10.

    Any suggestions please?

    BTW, when someone reply to my post I get no email notification???

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    Under "Thread Tools" immediately above the first post, select "Subscribe to this thread".

    In IE, Adobe Flash is an ActiveX control. See post #3 for links to possible solutions.

    Joe

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    OK Joe, I understand what you are saying and did try suggested solutions....but as I said, and I do wonder, why it works with older version of Flash Player and DOES NOT work with the latest version, 10.3.183.10 ???

    Also it is rather inconviniant to add offended web pages to your "Trusted Sites" constantly.

    Thank you.

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    It may be inconvenient but you should be in control of the security settings on the PC. I see none of these issues on any PC that I work with.

    Joe

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