How Do I Verify if ActiveX is Enabled or Installed in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows?

How do I verify if ActiveX is enabled or installed?

How can I tell if I have ActiveX?

Is ActiveX enabled on my machine?

Solution:

To verify if ActiveX is enabled:

  1. Go to http://www.cyscape.com/showbrow.aspx (Note that this is an external site not affiliated with Webex).
  2. Results of Test:
    • If you see the current date and time displayed, ActiveX and scripting are working properly.
    • If, instead of the time, you see a box with a small x in it, either:
      • ActiveX is not supported: Use Internet Explorer to view the site.
      • ActiveX is not enabled: See these instructions to enable ActiveX.
      • You didn't accept the certificate: You must click Yes on the security certificate to load the ActiveX control.
      • You are using an ad blocker, popup stopper, or firewall that blocks ActiveX: Disable these utilities to see if they are the cause.
      • Your system has spyware installed or a virus that interferes with ActiveX: Scan for spyware with a product like Pest Patrol or Panda, available in our store.
    • If you see a blank space, ActiveX is probably working properly, but not scripting. Check your security settings for scripting.
    • If you see the message ActiveX is not supported, then your browser doesn't recognize ActiveX at all.
  3. When you think you've corrected any problem you are having with this, simply refresh the page [press F5] to try again.

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