Do you fall into group 1 or 2?
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Chances are you’ve seen the message shown above - or, at least, one similar to it - numerous times, and chances are you take one of the following two actions when you receive this warning:
1. You always ignore the warning, fearing that if you install it, evil cyber-space monkeys will highjack your computer, steal all your personal information and riddle your PC with worms and viruses, deeming it nothing more then a clunky paper weight.
2. You always click “Install ActiveX Control", close your eyes and hope those evil monkeys will let you off lightly this time.
Whether you fall into group 1 or group 2, always taking the same action can create problems and put a damper on your browsing experience. But before we get to that, let’s find out what, exactly, ActiveX controls are.