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Standard User meditator
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 18-Mar-15 16:02:24
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Block all Java and Active-X?


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My router has a feature for blocking either all incoming Java and Active-X, or sources of these from specific URLs. I've always been led to believe that use of downloaded Java and Active-X is a security risk. However, I'm not sure whether ALL Java and ALL Active-X is necessarily harmful. So, is it in fact good practise to block all Java and Active-X, whether doing it in the router or in the computer?

(That's Java, as opposed to JavaScript).
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 18-Mar-15 17:42:37
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Re: Block all Java and Active-X?


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Any sort of feature like that on a home router, do not use, it will cause you far more trouble than it is worth.

Leave such feature switched off!

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Standard User Pulse8Broadband
(newbie) Thu 19-Mar-15 14:54:46
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Re: Block all Java and Active-X?


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If you have Java blocked, how are you going to play Runescape? blush

I would leave that off with the router and have it down to you to decide whether you should block it from a site or not. Generally, if you visit a site with Flash or Active-X, which needs to access your PC, the browser will ask if you want to allow it.


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