Internet Explorer has certain security settings that are intended to prevent malicious programs from harming your computer. The Introductory English Grammar and Vocabulary product is a series of html pages that need to run inside your browser. It’s like running a web site from your hard drive. Internet Explorer sometimes considers that a threat. To stop Internet Explorer from continuously prompting you for permission follow the three steps below: To allow any website to run scripts and ActiveX controls on your computer:
  1. In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab, and then, in the Settings list, scroll down to the Security section.
  3. Select the Allow active content to run in files on My Computer check box, and then click OK.
Note: the text above was taken directly from Internet Explorer’s “Help” file. To see these steps there, open Internet Explorer and choose “Contents and Index” from the “Help” menu (if you do not see the menu bar, hit the “Alt” key once). Once the “Help” window is open, click the “Index” tab and type “ActiveX”, then click the heading “active content and ActiveX controls”. What you should know about active content: Active content (for example, things like stock tickers, video, or animation) can enhance your browsing experience. It relies on either ActiveX controls or computer code (called a script) to work properly. ActiveX controls can sometimes malfunction or display content that you don’t want. They can also be used to collect information from your computer without your permission, damage information on your computer, install software without your consent, or allow someone else to control your computer remotely. Given these risks, you should only install these programs if you completely trust the publisher. When you encounter a web page (or insert a CD) that is trying to run active content on your computer, you should receive a message prompting you to decide whether you want to allow the content to run. If you are certain that you want to allow the active content, click Yes in the message box. By clicking Yes, you allow the active content to run on the web page or CD you’re viewing on that occasion. If you leave the page and return to it later, you will receive the message again. You can avoid being prompted every time by allowing any website to run scripts and ActiveX controls, however you should be extremely careful about doing this, as it might put your computer at risk for malicious software. If you are concerned about changing this setting in Internet Explorer you can open the “Start Introductory English.html” with a different web browser such as Mozilla’s Firefox (see