Disable/Enable ActiveX components on Internet Explorer

When using IE you must have experienced this feature called the ActiveX Control, sometime or the other. ActiveX usually turns up to allow certain applet to run on a website. While ActiveX only comes up in IE, other browsers don’t require it.

With the help of this free utility called ActiveX Compatibility Manager, you can enable or disable the ActiveX components on the Internet Explorer browser. It disables the desired ActiveX component by setting the “kill bit” of the desired CLSID under the following Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility.

The tool doesn’t require any installation or additional DLL files and can be run directly by double clicking on the exe file. The application shows you all the components that are currently available for enabling or disabling the ActiveX. For components that are currently installed on your computer, additional information is also displayed: product name, company name, description, version, filename, and more.

For the items that are not listed in the application, those can be added using the option of Add new items, from the tool. For more information and download, visit the page below.

Download ActiveX Compatibility Manager

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