Skip to comments.Free Republic *Pager* stopped working after latest MS Security update - [ActiveX control]
Posted on 04/16/2006 3:36:36 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
Ever since the last Automatic Update from MS, the FR pager has stopped working right. When it tries to work I get the popup below.
My husband has played around with the settings in IE at Tools-Internet Options-Security, but enabling Activex Controls there is not fixing it.
Running XP Home SP 2 - all up to date...
Not sure which of these is stopping me up or where to look.
FR Computer help needed...
Use Firefox. At least until IE7 is released. (ducking and running)
Thanks ES - Now maybe someone helpful will answer :~D
Heh.... You think I keep a messy house? ;~D
I know where everything is on my desktop just the way it is :~D
Thanks for bumping the thread though... the lack of response indicates this maybe this is only happening to me ???
I didn't know 'bout the function till this thread - thnks
I usually leave it open all the time while I'm at the computer... it's nice... and lets you know when someone answers your post.
It always worked fine till now.
I don't think it's a popup issue, I added FR to the list of sites in the popup blocker... still get the error.
then uncheck show go button, check empty temp files...closed
From your screen shot...why don't you just hit the (lower left) mini screen to view correspondence ? >View Posts
I can, but it's not working right... I get that popup in the middle of the screen every time there's a new one.
I had trouble with AOL after the upgrade and had to reset my computer back to an earlier time period when it worked.
AOL? I'd rather have an updated computer than a working AOL? How come you're still using AOL?
Then when all is working fine...DUMP INTERNET EXPLORER for goodness' sake.
Thanks... I've got Firefox... It just seems like it's changing religions.
Not that I'm preaching the Firefox gospel. It's just that I've seen a huge difference on every system I have done this on. IE loses every time.
lol I never knew about this. Thanks for having a problem and making me aware of it! ;^)
I don't get any spyware now...
My husband likes Firefox, I'm sure it would work fine, but this thing worked fine until yesterday and I'd like to think it would just work again ;~D
To me, a browser's a browser's a browser. It's just a window web pages appear in.
Actually, a lot of things have stopped working in IE since this update installed itself this morning. I am sending error reports - everybody else should do likewise, and send MS an e-mail about it, too.
I haven't gotten any other errors. What else is going on with you?
My pleasure :~D
My pager is working! That's a nice feature.
I use FireFox btw :)
I can't go back in my browser anymore. It freezes and I have to open another window. Everything was fine until this a.m. Windows installed something like 6 updates and security patches this morning, btw. I guess there was some kind of threat, but it looks to me like they may have gotten something wrong in their fix for it!
Well I'm just pinging you to make your pager go off :~D
I'm in Firefox at the moment, but I am NOT at home here.
(yet... my husband says)
Why is everything so big?
One good reason to not let auto updates install by themselves. I don't mind being notified but I like to choose when they get installed.
"If you only knew the powerrr of The Dark Side."
I have had it since day one when I got my computer back in the 90's and my kids and I find it the easiest to use -- never have any problems unless Microsoft in this instance got involved. Had the same screen name forever and don't feel like changing. I bring along DSL so I don't pay that much monthly and I hate Explorer! :)
Besides I like to take after liberals on the message boards. A lot of features now built in that work really well!
I've been telling Hair to switch to Firefox for years now, and this is what it finally took for her to say "OK".
She's not completely happy with it yet, but I can keep tweaking it for her.
I spend all day on my computer and I knew where everything was before and now it looks different!
I don't like change. I even understand what PhiKapMom means with her AOL comfort zone. ;~D
Here's some good tweaks for speeding it up, dramatically in some cases if you are on broadband.
One of the companies I work for has a message where we enter the portal that says not to download anything from Microsoft until further notice.
ok hair, i didnt know about this and ive been here a while.
goodluck and thanks.
Well, it's a cool feature.... Is it working for you in IE?
I'm still in Firefox and it's working, but I still get the error in IE. I'm sure there's something about it that can be fixed in my settings, I just don't know what.
I use mozilla firefox at work and home.
Ill give this feature a try at home. 7 hours away :(
Good for you.
"A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down."
More specfically there is a 'compatibility' patch that returns Active-X behavior to what it was before the security patch (without reducing the security of the system) at: MS06-013: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
Ah - maybe that's it.... I'll try that out in a bit.