Why am I getting the error message: “To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer.”
I created a tabbed panel on one of my pages. When I preview it in a browser, the page has this restriction message about scripts and ActiveX controls at the top, and a pop-up window asking if I’m sure I want to run this active content.
What can I do to have the page appear without the ActiveX restriction?
That “error” is designed to protect you from the fact that when you execute a script or ActiveX control on your computer, you run the risk of getting a bad virus or unleashing some malicious program.
All that is to say that Internet Explorer is trying to protect you — in this case, from your own script.
The good news is you don’t have to change anything and most people who visits your site on the Web won’t see the error.
This error message only appears when you preview pages on your computer that have active content (drop-down menus, panels, and other interactive features that require scripts).
Beware that IE offers many security settings and there are many reasons users do sometimes see this error message on live web pages, especially if you’re using scripts to download active content to a user’s machine.
You can test it yourself by publishing the page and viewing it in the same browser on the server that you used to view it on your hard drive. If you only see the error when you view the page on your computer, you can assume your visitors will not have a problem with your content.
I hope that helps you as you build your site and I wish you all the best,