Windows 8.1: How to turn off the ActiveX Filtering in Internet Explorer 11?
ActiveX Filtering lets you browse safely by keeping a control on the ActiveX Controls from being used by third parties. ActiveX Controls are used by web developers to add interesting elements to contents that are there on the websites to run animation, play videos, music and view files as well.
However, ActiveX Controls can pose severe security threats because they can be easily used by third parties to steal your browsing details as well as your PC data. At the same time, if the ActiveX Controls are present on your website, you may face issues like slow loading of web pages and slow performance of your PC too. So, why not stay away from such issues by simply disabling the ActiveX Filtering feature in Internet Explorer 11 browser?
Here are the steps to do so:
- On the Start screen, click on the Internet Explorer tile to open it.
- When the browser opens, click on the Wrench icon at the bottom, and then click ‘View on the Desktop’ option from the menu.
- Click the gear icon at the top right corner of the browser and go to ‘Safety’ from the menu.
- Deselect the ActiveX Filtering option from the sub-menu that appears. Now you can see that the ActiveX filtering has been disabled.
This is how you can disable ActiveX Filtering in Internet Explorer 11 on your Windows 8.1 PC. For a quick recap of the above-mentioned steps, you can go through our solution video provided below.