How to Determine Your ActiveX Version

ActiveX is a multimedia framework developed by Microsoft to enable the display of rich applications within programs running on Windows. Most commonly, ActiveX is used in Internet Explorer. Since the ActiveX framework isn't a piece of software, there are no versions. However, there are different versions of the most commonly used ActiveX objects Adobe Flash and Sun Java. A vast majority of ActiveX delivered content utilizes these applications and it is an easy process to determine the version of Flash and Java on your computer.

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ActiveX objects are multimedia-rich applications that are embedded into applications like Internet Explorer.

Determining Flash Version

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Launch Internet Explorer.

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Navigate to the Adobe Flash version testing website at Adobe.com.

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Review the results to find out which version of Flash is installed on your computer. Scroll down further to compare the installed version with the newest available version to determine if you should update Flash.

Determining Java Version

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Launch Internet Explorer.

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Navigate to the Java version testing website at JavaTester.org.

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Review the results loaded into the pink Java applet.