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Mike Berro
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Posted - 06/29/2012 :  12:26:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Berro's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greetings! The camera uses an unsigned OCX for Internet Explorer (v9), which refuses to install on my Win7 laptop. How do I fix this without creating a security risk? Using Chrome or Firefox is not an answer.

vinnieg
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Posted - 07/23/2012 :  07:55:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm having a similar issue. "Windows has blocked this software because it can't verify the publisher." Name: DVM_IPCam2.ocx Publisher Unknown Publisher
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vinnieg
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Posted - 07/23/2012 :  08:03:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Workaround:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_other/windows-has-blocked-this-software-because-it-cant/2e60d481-b8a3-4a1a-af73-afcb5a3f2e36
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Mike Berro
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Posted - 07/23/2012 :  08:45:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Berro's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Vinnie,

Thanks for the info! It seems a little scary. I wish there was a way to tell IE which ActiveX controls I trust. Or that the camera came with a signed OCX.
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ScubaDarling
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Posted - 08/30/2012 :  6:11:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have tried all the (insecure and unsafe) suggestions found here and in other places on the web (that deal with allowing unsafe, unsigned ActiveX controls), but continue to get the error about unsigned ActiveX control in IE9.

Is there a signed version of the OCX anywhere that will work? It's unprofessional of the manufacturer not to sign it's software. What are they trying to hide? Do they know it's not secure?

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stusviews
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Posted - 08/30/2012 :  7:02:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
From Microsoft: Unsafe controls are not meant for use on Internet Web pages, but in some cases may be used with pages that can absolutely be trusted not to use the controls in a malicious way.

Don't run an unknown or unsigned ActiveX control unless you absolutely trust the publisher.


It's not just a matter of signing as in putting in a name, it's a matter of paying fees to get approval. Yes, MS does test the software to be sure it is safe, but that doesn't mean software that they didn't test is not safe. Many companies, especially smaller ones, choose not to or can't afford to pay.

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