Learn how to turn off Internet Explorer’s ActiveX opt-in prompt in Windows 7.
This policy setting allows you to turn off the ActiveX opt-in prompt. The ActiveX opt-in prevents Web sites from loading any COM object without prior approval. If a page attempts to load a COM object that Internet Explorer has not used before, an Information bar will appear asking the user for approval.
If you enable this policy setting, the ActiveX opt-in prompt will not appear. Internet Explorer does not ask the user for permission to load a control, and will load the ActiveX if it passes all other internal security checks.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the ActiveX opt-In prompt will appear.
Turn off IE ActiveX Opt-in Prompt
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Turn off ActiveX opt-in prompt in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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