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    ActiveX Problem (IE6 - After XP SP2)

    I have a friend who updated her Windows XP Home to SP2 about 2 months ago. I don't know if SP2 security or some other update is contributing to the problem, but recently she started getting the following warnings (see attached screenshots for actual warning dialogs) when she is accessing the MSN Groups Pages she frequents.

    "This page provides potentially unsafe information to an activeX control. Your current security settings prohibit running controls in this manner. As a result this page may not display correctly." (With OK Button) and another version " An ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe to interact with other parts of this page. Do you want to allow this interaction." (With Yes/No Button)

    It doesn't matter if she selects "OK" to the one, or Yes (or No) to the other one, the web page will not display.

    I have had her clean her IE cache, and all temporary internet files.

    I have had her go into Tools Internet Options and set all security to medium.

    To all respects her browser appears to be set exactly the same as mine, and mine does not display these warnings, (however I have not yet installed XP SP2 as of yet)

    Can anyone tell me what settings could suddenly cause this problem to display itself, and how to fix it?
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    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
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    Re: ActiveX Problem (IE6 - After XP SP2)

    I've never used MSN Groups, but if they are similar to eGroups/Yahoo! Groups, there is a whole lot of advertising going on, typically pulled from external sites. If she can identify the sources of those ads and add the source domains the the Restricted Sites list, that might just shut them up.

    Maybe someone who uses MSN Groups will have deeper insight. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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