Windows 10 Unsigned ActiveX controls RRS feed

  • Question

  • In my job I need to connect to various DVR systems.  The web interface that they use is ActiveX based.  All are on the latest firmware with the latest web console.

    In windows 8/8.1, you could just add the site to the 'Safe Site List' and it would install the ActiveX control in IE not a problem.  Now, when I try following the same steps - I get a UAC command prompt telling me that it has blocked the install or a potentially unwanted program.  There is no 'install anyway' button - just a close one.

    Is there a way around this, as these DVR consoles are fairly integral to my job and without them ill be forced to downgrade back to 8.1

    I have tried -

    --Turning Off SmartScreen

    --Turning off IE ActiveX security validations

    --Turning off Defender

    --Adding site to safe site list

    --reducing IE security to the lowest it can be

    • Edited by Mark Rains Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:33 PM
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:32 PM


  • Hi Mark,

    Could you please share us the screenshots of the UAC prompts here?

    Regarding the ActiveX controls under Internet Explorer 11, please check:

    Use ActiveX controls


    Change the UAC settings and see if this would make any difference.


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    • Proposed as answer by Michael_LS Friday, August 7, 2015 1:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Sunday, August 9, 2015 1:27 AM
    Friday, July 31, 2015 6:11 AM