ActiveX Compatibility Manager

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Disable/enable ActiveX components on Internet Explorer browser





ActiveX Compatibility Manager allows you to easily disable/enable ActiveX components on Internet Explorer browser.

ActiveX Compatibility Manager will disable the desired ActiveX component by setting the "kill bit" of the desired CLSID under the following Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerActiveX Compatibility

Using ActiveX Compatibility Manager
ActiveX Compatibility Manager is a standalone executable, and it doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, just copy the executable file (acm.exe) to any folder you like, and run it.

The main window of acm displays the list of all ActiveX components that are currently available for enabling/disabling. For components that are currently installed on your computer, additional information is also displayed: product name, company name, description, version, filename, and more...

If you want to disable an ActiveX component that doesn't appear in the list, you can add it to the list by using "Add New Items" option. On the "Add New Items" window, you can type one or more CLSIDs or ProgIDs separated by comma or enter key. For example: if you want to add ADODB.Stream and ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash components to the list: You can simply type their CLSIDs:

Or alternatively, you type their ProgIDs:
ADODB.Stream, ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash

After clicking 'Ok', the components that you typed are added to the ActiveX Compatibility list, and you are allowed to easily disable/enable them.
You can also add new CLSIDs from a text file, by using "Load New Items From File" option. When you use this options, all CLSIDs in the text file are added in disabled state

Command-Line Options
■ /addfromfile - Add all CSLIDs specified in the file to the ActiveX Compatibility list. The CSLIDs are added in disabled state.
■ /stext - Save ActiveX compatibility list into a regular text file.
■ /stab - Save ActiveX compatibility list into a tab-delimited text file.
■ /stabular - Save ActiveX compatibility list into a tabular text file.
■ /shtml - Save ActiveX compatibility list into HTML file.
■ /sverhtml - Save ActiveX compatibility list into HTML file. (vertical)
■ /sxml - Save ActiveX compatibility list into XML file.
Last updated on October 25th, 2006
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