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Old 05-20-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Qliveur
I just got the canned IE warning that something was trying to install an ActiveX control when I clicked on Rhett's birthday thread.

Don't now if it's relevant, but I'd never experienced anything like that on this forum before now.
That would be something originating from one of the banner ads. No functionality on Lucasforums requires ActiveX to work.

Unfortunately what banners get served is mostly out of our control; it is determined by the advertisement companies. As far as I understand it the LF staff can at most complain about specific ads and ask for them to be removed from the rotation here.

In general you should never allow a site to run ActiveX controls unless you are 100% certain of what it does, where it comes from and that it is needed for the site to work properly (like when using Windows Update, for example).

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