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Microsoft Adds Selective ActiveX Filtering to IE9 94

Posted by Roblimo
from the yet-another-icon-in-the-address-bar dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A post on the IE blog details the new ActiveX filtering feature in the IE9 release candidate. Microsoft's Herman Ng writes, 'ActiveX Filtering in the IE9 Release Candidate gives you greater control over how Web pages run on your PC. With ActiveX Filtering, you can turn off ActiveX controls for all Web sites and then turn them back on selectively as you see fit. While ActiveX controls like Adobe Flash are important for Web experiences today for videos and more, some consumers may want to limit how they run for security, performance, or other reasons.' My favorite quote from the article is one of the image captions: 'ActiveX content may prevent you from having a good experience viewing a Web site'"
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Microsoft Adds Selective ActiveX Filtering to IE9

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  • by mysidia (191772) on Monday February 28, 2011 @11:47PM (#35344572)

    'ActiveX content may prevent you from having a good experience viewing a Web site'"

    Since I define a good experience as having at least 3 unknown, untrusted executables run in the background, doing god knows what, with only routine prompting.... I am highly skeptical about the improvement.

    Now my users are going to have to go to the tried and true old fashioned way of getting their computers' infected. Clicking the executable, and then hitting the 'Run' button, or Saving first.... And Windows 7 was being touted as 'user firendly'...feh. :(

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  • by cozzbp (1845636) on Monday February 28, 2011 @11:48PM (#35344574)
    who just takes a crap on every product before it's released? It sure seems that way...

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