The Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8) yellow warning line shows up at the top of some websites with this message:
"Your security settings do not allow websites to use ActiveX controls installed on your computer" or
"An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings in Internet..."
They both mean the same thing: Adobe software will not run.
You can pull your hair out with this one. Try going to the "Security" tab and enabling ActiveX settings. Even with the correct settings the same thing happens.
Hold on. There is an answer. Go to "Tools", "Internet Options". Click the "Advanced" tab. Click the "Reset" button. Then click the "Reset" button that comes up in a small window.
• Disable toolbars and add-ons
• Delete temporary internet files, webpage history, cookies, web forms information and passwords.
• Reset default web browser settings, search providers and home pages.
Don't worry, Restart IE. Go to "Tools", "Manage Add-ons", and "Enable or Disable Add-ons"
Your add-ons are still there. Enable them.
When you go to sites that need a name and password sign in, you will have to re-enter them. You only have to do it once for each site.
Note. It would be advisable to uninstall Adobe Shockwave Player and Adobe Flash Player before you reset IE.
Read these two articles,
Be sure you install Adobe Flash Player before you install Adobe Shockwave Player after the reset of IE. This is important.