What is ActiveX?
ActiveX is Microsoft Window’s framework, or set of rules, for how applications share information based on Microsoft’s Component Object Model (COM) and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) architecture. ActiveX objects are mini programs that work with multiple programs within your PC or your Internet browser.
ActiveX controls add incredible amounts of versatility to your PC. Among other things, ActiveX enables programmers and developers to implement sound, Java applets, and animations into web pages to make them more interactive. Objects can be also be tools for software development or end-user productivity functions. For example Microsoft Word’s spell checker can also be used in Outlook Express or any other number of programs with the right interface.
So what's an ActiveX error?
ActiveX only officially operates within Microsoft’s browser Internet Explorer and the Windows operating system. When your PC displays errors like “ActiveX is not supported” or “ActiveX is not enabled” you are most likely missing important functions in the program or web page you are accessing.
Fix those Errors Hassle Free
If you are on the receiving end of ActiveX errors you can try installing a firewall that allows access to only approved ActiveX programs or configuring Internet Explorer to alert you if an unauthorized program tries to access your PC.