Starting November 2014, Microsoft will start blocking out-of-date Active X controls and Silverlight on Internet Explorer.The following IE versions on the said Windows operating systems will be supported, beginning January 2016: “…as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser, we want to help you stay up-to-date with the latest versions of popularly installed Active X controls.These Active X controls or add-ons are good; but these are not updated automatically.Hence, even if newer version of an Active X control is launched, the out-of-date Active X control remains on your system as it is.UPDATE: 10 March 2015: Microsoft have now released fixes for this! Update: : There is now an MSKB article about this problem with suggested solutions and a Fix It tool here: KB3025036. I am also unsure at this time as to whether Office 2003 was affected, but have not seen any mention of a patch if it was.But any other computer it will not update the Active X control. The same way that blasted Adobe Flash updater does it, nagging relentlessly every time I restart my machine.If it is just a single DLL then you can rename the file to replace it, even if it is loaded in @dcinadr I want to know how do you update the Active X control in the client machine.
That should open explorer to the Temp folder and you then need to look in the Excel8.0 and VBE folders for the files.
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The Activex controls are also known as ‘add-ons’ and these are the small applications which let the websites provide content such as games, videos and animations.
With Active X controls you can interact with the toolbar.