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Windows Update - Unsafe ActiveX control
From: Siddhartha Jain(IT) (SiddharthaJbankmuscat.com)
Date: Thu Jul 17 2003 - 00:37:18 CDT
I just tried to download the latest Microsoft security update by using the
Windows update utility in Internet Explorer. However, I could not do so
because I had disabled all ActiveX controls in the security settings (after
reading a terrifying paper on ActiveX security).
After this I enabled "Download Signed ActiveX Controls" and "Run ActiveX
controls and plugins". I ran the Windows update utility again and got this
"An ActiveX control on this page is not safe. Your current security settings
prohibit running unsafe controls on this page. As a result, this page may
not display as intended."
After I clicked "Ok", I got the error message that this utility is to run by
I am running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4 and IE 6.0.2800.1106 SP1
So Microsoft expects me download critical patches using an unsafe ActiveX
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