i need to install ActiveX in order to access a client's webpage. Where do I go to find a genuine windows ActiveX app for Windows 8?
Active X Controls are not apps......... they are add-on programs that facilitate enhanced website imagery. They are developed by each individual website to best display its content. By default, your computer filters out ActiveX controls to prevent them from installing automatically. This protects you from unwanted viruses and malware. All you need to do is set your computer to download/install ActiveX controls, but ONLY WHEN you want to do so.
Open Internet Explorer on the Desktop
Security (tab on top)
scroll down to "ActiveX controls and plug-ins"
"Download signed ActiveX controls" .........select "Prompt"
"Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins."..........select "Enable"
Click on OK
When a website prompts you to accept an ActiveX Control, click on "Install" Or, if there is no prompt, you can click the ActiveX icon on the information bar (address bar) and select "Install ActiveX Controls" or "Turn off ActiveX Filtering" from the drop down menu. The ActiveX control will then be downloaded and installed automatically.
NOTE: ActiveX Controls are an avenue for admission of viruses and malware, so be certain you trust a website completely before allowing ActiveX control download/installation.