Windows 7: How to Remove ActiveX Controls in Internet Explorer 9
ActiveX Filtering is a feature included in Internet Explorer 9. This feature prevents ActiveX controls from running webpages automatically. While designing websites, developers use ActiveX controls to create and display animations, play music, playback videos, stream live feeds, Forex rates, view files and etc. on websites.
But, at times, ActiveX may pose security threats because hackers use these on malicious website to hack your PC. You can delete those Active X controls you have downloaded and installed on your PC, but not those preinstalled Active X controls.
If you want to remove Active X controls in Internet Explorer 9 from your Windows 7 PC, then follow these steps:
- Click on theÂ “Start”Â button
- In the search box, type: “Internet Explorer”, and then, in the list of results, clickÂ “Internet Explorer”
- Click on theÂ “Tools”Â button, and then clickÂ “Manage Add-ons”
- UnderÂ “Show”, clickÂ “Downloaded controls”Â to display all ActiveX controls
- Click the ActiveX control you want to delete, and then clickÂ “More information”
- In theÂ “More Information”Â dialog box, clickÂ on “Remove”
- When you are finished, clickÂ “Close”
Watch this video if you face any difficulty in following these steps stated above.