The goal of ActiveX technology is to simplify playback of rich media including videos, animations, and other file types. Because of this, you'll find ActiveX controls embedded into some of your favorite websites.
The downside of ActiveX, however, is that it is not the safest technology around. These inherent security risks are the main reason for IE9's ActiveX Filtering feature, which offers the ability to allow ActiveX controls to run on only the sites that you trust.
This step-by-step tutorial teaches you how to utilize ActiveX Filtering to your advantage.
First, open your Internet Explorer 9 browser.