Blocking of out-of-date ActiveX controls was added to Internet Explorer versions 9 through 11 in October.
With the update being released in November (11NOV2014), Microsoft is adding additional changes to out-of-date AxtiveX control blocking.
To be included will be updates to currently supported operating system and browser combinations. This is a welcome addition for users of Windows Vista. Another addition to ActiveX blocking will include blocking out-of-date Silverlight.
Note: After January 12, 2016, only the following configurations will be supported:
|Windows operating system||Internet Explorer version|
|Windows Vista SP2||Internet Explorer 9|
|Windows Server 2008 SP2||Internet Explorer 9|
|Windows 7 SP1||Internet Explorer 11|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1||Internet Explorer 11|
|Windows 8.1||Internet Explorer 11|
|Windows Server 2012||Internet Explorer 10|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||Internet Explorer 11|
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- October 2014 updates and a preview of changes to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking