Windows 8.1: How to turn on the ActiveX Filtering in Internet Explorer 11?
While browsing, you may come across websites that may not perform well unless you install an ActiveX controls. These ActiveX controls are powerful browser plugins that help in enhancing your browsing experience. However, these controls are used by third parties to gather your browsing information. They may collect the data to and damage itÂ for their own gains, install unwanted software on your PC even without your knowledge and do many other such things.
Now, here comes the ActiveX Filtering option, which lets you choose the website for which you want to allow ActiveX Controls. It actively prevents websites from installing and using these controls. It is a good way to keep your Internet browsing sessions secured. Here are the steps to enable ActiveX Filtering on your Windows 8.1 PC:
- 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 that appears.
- Click the ’Gear’ icon at the top right corner of the browser and go to ‘Safety’ from the menu.
- Click the ‘ActiveX Filtering’ option from the sub-menu. Now you can see that the filtering has been activated.
See, how easily you have protected your browsing sessions from the prying eyes of hackers by simply enabling the ActiveX Filtering in Internet Explorer 11. Isn’t this interesting? For a quick recall of the above-mentioned steps, you can watch our solution video which is posted below.