Re: Active content ?

Posted: 01-26-2009, 09:56 AM
"t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote:
> Vista Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit. 2 GB ram, 120 GB HD, Dell
> Inspiron 1420 laptop.
> I received a CD from PartyCasino.com .The CD is a software to
> be installed in order to play casino games. I started installing and
> came across a prompt ( see screenshot ) asking me if I agreed to
> download Active Content. I got worried and cancelled the
> process. Advice please. Thank you.
Well, did you click the "What you should know about active content" link? It
would have provided you with this kind of information:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...49a2c1033.mspx

It seems like your casino software runs in the Internet browser, and thus
requires ActiveX controls (browser "add-ins") to be installed.

If you trust the casino software completely, you can safely install. The
risks are buggy software (which can be uninstalled if you experience
problems) and ad-/spyware (which may prove a bit harder to get rid of). Use
your favourite search engine to find more information, reviews etc on this
casino software, before you make your decision.

Charlie42

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Re: Active content ?
Posted: 01-26-2009, 04:24 PM
I did not before I cancelled the installation. Then I put the CD back on,
that page with the warning did not show up any more. It went right to next
stage. Meaning I did not have a chance to read it the 2nd time. It's OK.
I've decided NOT to install anyway. Thank you.
t-4-2

"Charlie42" <Charlie42@spam.me.not> wrote in message
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> "t-4-2" <dhuang1@cogeco.ca> wrote:
>
>> Vista Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit. 2 GB ram, 120 GB HD, Dell
>> Inspiron 1420 laptop.
>> I received a CD from PartyCasino.com .The CD is a software to
>> be installed in order to play casino games. I started installing and
>> came across a prompt ( see screenshot ) asking me if I agreed to
>> download Active Content. I got worried and cancelled the
>> process. Advice please. Thank you.
>
> Well, did you click the "What you should know about active content" link?
> It would have provided you with this kind of information:
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...49a2c1033.mspx
>
> It seems like your casino software runs in the Internet browser, and thus
> requires ActiveX controls (browser "add-ins") to be installed.
>
> If you trust the casino software completely, you can safely install. The
> risks are buggy software (which can be uninstalled if you experience
> problems) and ad-/spyware (which may prove a bit harder to get rid of).
> Use your favourite search engine to find more information, reviews etc on
> this casino software, before you make your decision.
>
> Charlie42
 
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