Block outdated ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer

This feature keeps ActiveX controls up to date and helps make them safer to use in Internet Explorer.

Potential risk

Many ActiveX controls are not automatically updated as new versions are released. It is very important to keep ActiveX controls up to date because malicious or compromised webpages can target security flaws in outdated ActiveX controls.

Remediation options

Option 1 - Set the following registry value:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\VersionCheckEnabled

To the following REG_DWORD value: 1

Option 2 - Set the following Group Policy:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Security Features\Add-on Management\Turn off blocking of outdated ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer

To the following value: Disabled