However, updates to these controls are not always installed automatically.
You can see which versions of the controls are currently installed, see which versions are available, and download the latest versions at your convenience.
Reduce your attack surface by uninstalling potentially vulnerable Active X controls you don’t use.
Modern versions of Internet Explorer include features like Active X Filtering, Protected Mode, and “killbits” that prevent vulnerable Active X controls from running.
They also work in other Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Office.
Other browsers, such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera, all use other types of browser plug-ins.
Active X controls only function in Internet Explorer.
You can view the Active X controls you have installed by clicking the gear menu in Internet Explorer and selecting Manage Add-ons. You will probably have a variety of common Active X controls installed system-wide, such as Adobe’s Shockwave Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Windows Media Player.If you are using Windows 7, you can update the bridge control only if you have administrator rights on your computer, and only if you run Internet Explorer as an administrator.Firefox has been expanding to support features that used to require extra plugins.Plus, our blocklist system protects you between updates.When we open some drawings a dialog appears (screenshot attached) which indicates Solid Works is updating activex objects. How can I disable this from happening when a drawing is opened?