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VijchtiDoodah



Joined: 30 May 2005
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005    Post subject: ActiveX Problem Reply with quote

This just started recently, but I have found that Adblock is not only causing my computer to give me random pop-up messages that tell me that ActiveX is performing an illegal operation (generally when I visit sites with flash on them), but it's also crashing firefox.

I love Adblock and hate the fact that I had to disable it. Is there a way to still have adblock installed but not get the bugs, ie. an older version or some work-around?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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AmirG



Joined: 26 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure it's Adblock-related? Firefox has no built-in support for ActiveX.
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VijchtiDoodah



Joined: 30 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it only happens when adblock is on. I've tested to see if any other extensions were acting up, but only adblock is.

Is it possible that I may have blocked something that would cause this kind of an error?
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AmirG



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't tell, I've never seen this error. Can you give me a specific URL to test?
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MW
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

this might happen if:

you have an activeX plugin for mozilla installed AND OBJ-TABS in AdBlock is enabled

possible solution(s)
1. remove activeX plugin
2. Disable OBJ-TABS in AdBlock
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VijchtiDoodah



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have the activeX plugin (at least, I never installed one...), and I'll check to see what I can do with the OBJ-TABS in Adblock just to be sure.

As for a specific url...I suppose newgrounds, or ugoto.com...I'm going to turn on adblock in a second to mess with the options, I'll tell you then.

Edit: Disabling OBJ-TABS did the trick. Thank you for your help!

Now, down to business, what did I just do?


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Zachariah



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

Type about:plugins into the address bar [url=http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=206213]?[/url] to see if it's installed.
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VijchtiDoodah



Joined: 30 May 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

It also seems that I have the Mozilla ActiveX plugins installed, but I never would have installed those myself...

"Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin support

File name: npmozax.dll
Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin module

MIME Type.....................Description.....Suffixes..Enabled
application/x-oleobject....ActiveX..........*.ocx......Yes
application/oleobject.......ActiveX..........*.ocx......Yes"

^^Just for reference, to make sure I'm reading that correctly.


Alright, will someone tell me what I should do? Should I just leave adblock with the OBJ-TABS disabled? Should I uninstall ActiveX and, if so, what will that do to my computer?
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kstahl
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just leave Obj-Tabs disabled and use Flash Overlay (ctrl+shift+f) when you need to block Flash ads.
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world-in-union



Joined: 05 May 2004
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Location: Switzerland

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

VijchtiDoodah wrote:
It also seems that I have the Mozilla ActiveX plugins installed, but I never would have installed those myself...

"Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin support

File name: npmozax.dll
Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin module

MIME Type.....................Description.....Suffixes..Enabled
application/x-oleobject....ActiveX..........*.ocx......Yes
application/oleobject.......ActiveX..........*.ocx......Yes"

^^Just for reference, to make sure I'm reading that correctly.


Alright, will someone tell me what I should do? Should I just leave adblock with the OBJ-TABS disabled? Should I uninstall ActiveX and, if so, what will that do to my computer?


Close Firefox, and simply delete the file "npmozax.dll" from the "plugins" subfolder in your Firefox installation.
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VijchtiDoodah



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should I leave OBJ-TABS off after that, or turn them back on?
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AmirG



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005    Post subject: Reply with quote

My advice is to leave them off, even if they weren't the cause. They're ugly, they cause major problems on several sites and you can do without them - just use "Overlay Flash" instead.
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