active x

  pody 13:44 11 May 08
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Can anyone explain what "active X" is. Is it necessary?, is it likely to compromise security?
I have tried to understand it but there seem to be conflicting views on particularly the security issue.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated
podi

  eedcam 14:39 11 May 08

Yes it could cause a threat there is'nt just one Active X but it is also needed by some programmes to run. Providing it is a trusted site should be ok .An example the last one I allowed was to enable sheet music to be downloaded and printed

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