Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fix Internet Explorer ActiveX Plug-in Issues

Internet Explorer has many useful plug-ins that are intended to enhance the user experience while surfing the web. The most popular plug-in used in the Internet Explorer is the ActiveX and it helps the existing software handle new downloads and its contents. This makes the older versions programs capable of handling new downloads and manipulating the contents. However, it is frequently observed that the presence of ActiveX plug-in may cause running and instability issues in the Internet Explorer.
The ActiveX features are activated when the user allows the plug-in authorization for a certain web page. The ActiveX Plug-in problem may arise when the ActiveX plug-in creates security issues in the program. You can easily fix the problem if the plug-in that causes the issue is detected or known by simply disabling the plug-in. The complexity is faced when the source of the problem is not identified and the only option available is to reset the default settings in the Internet Explorer browser.
You can follow the below mentioned Microsoft repair guidelines to reset the default settings in your Internet Explorer.
  • If you have opened multiple tabs on your Internet Explorer, close all the tabs and keep only one open. Navigate and click on the Tools tab located on the top of the browser. From the drop-down options, click on the label Internet Options located at the bottom. This action will show up the Internet options window on the screen.
  • In the new window, click on the tab marked as Advanced and go to the Reset Internet Explorer settings. Click on the Reset button and the window titled Reset Internet Explorer Settings will show up on the screen.
  • Click on the button labeled Reset and bring the necessary changes. After the settings process, the For changes to take effect, you will need to restart Internet Explorer alert window will pop-up. Now click the OK button.
  • Exit the Internet Explorer Options window by clicking the OK button. Close the Internet Explorer and reopen it.
Points to Remember

Remember to export your settings before executing the resetting steps. The browser resetting will clear all your bookmarks, history, temporary files, and cookies and saved information. Hence, it is advisable to reset the browser only if you have serious problems and instability issues.
These Microsoft repair steps will help you fix any existing problem with your Internet Explorer plug-ins.

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