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Blocked out-of-date ActiveX controls


Update: The retired, out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 desktop application has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10. For more information, see Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ.

ActiveX controls are small apps that let websites provide content, like videos and games, and let you interact with content, like toolbars. Unfortunately, because many ActiveX controls aren't automatically updated, they can become outdated as new versions are released. It's very important that you keep your ActiveX controls up to date because malicious software (or malware) can target security flaws in outdated controls, damaging your computer by collecting info from it, installing unwanted software, or by letting someone else control it remotely. To help avoid this situation, Internet Explorer includes a security feature called out-of-date ActiveX control blocking.

We'll periodically update this page with new ActiveX controls blocked by this feature. We'll typically provide one month's advance notice before adding new controls to the list.

You will receive a notification if a webpage tries to load one of the following of ActiveX control versions:


Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4, everything below (but not including) update 43
J2SE 5.0, everything below (but not including) update 99
Java SE 6, everything below (but not including) update 181
Java SE 7, everything below (but not including) update 171
Java SE 8, everything below (but not including) update 161
Java SE 9, everything below (but not including) update 4


Everything below (but not including) Silverlight 5.1.50907.0

For more information, see Out-of-date ActiveX control blocking and Internet Explorer begins blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls. You can also view Microsoft's complete list of out-of-date ActiveX controls in the XML-based version list.