IE8 ActiveX Problems

Hello all :)

Ok, I went to check if there were any updates in Windows Updates and for some strange reason, it comes up with a page that says "Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help protect your computer." Any idea of how to fix this?

FYI - I am running XP and have already tried chaning the security settings. Oh, and this also happened when I went to try and download the latest Nvidia drivers for my video card at

Thanks in advance! :D
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  1. Congifure the security preferences of IE 8. Go to, tools, properties, security, and select medium-high. Re-start IE8 and try....

    Or a better option, unistall IE8 and leave IE7, or use Firefox...Opera...Safari...
  2. IE8 has had some issues. I 2nd the suggestions of saint19.
  3. I would kinda sorta like to stick with IE8 if I can find a solution..... but if not I guess I will have to revert back to the previous version.

    Oh, and @saint19:
    I already did try the security settings, but thanks for the response :)

    You too, aford10
  4. Does the behavior persist in No Add-ons mode?
    This post from the IE Blog will instruct you about troubleshooting Internet Explorer with Add-ons disabled -

    Also, this guide to solving IE 8 crashes could prove useful -

    These might help you as well:

    How to troubleshoot Internet Explorer issues in Windows Vista and in Windows XP -

    How to optimize Internet Explorer -

    I hope at least some of this info helps,

    - Jake

    MSFT Internet Explorer Outreach Team
  5. IE has many issues, for windows update I think it should be automatically shown in your desktop status right?

    You could opt to change your browser to Firefox or Chrome, I am pretty happy with its performance. You can use IE as your secondary browser.
  6. Ok, just tryed Windows update and for some reason it works now. Nvidia auto-card-detect still not working, but just did the manual choose and download..... thanks for the responses! :D
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