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windows has blocked this software because it can’t verify the publisher 

When I  tried to open my CCTV Camera-DVR on Internet Explorer an activeX plug-in was required. But it failed to install and gave the following error. “windows has blocked this software because it can’t verify the publisher”
Solution that worked for me:

1. Open internet explorer, click Tools – Internet Options .

2. Click the Security tab – Custom Level button.

Under ActiveX ensure the following are set to enabled

Run ActiveX and plug-ins – Enabled

Download Signed ActiveX Control – Enabled

Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting – Enabled

Set the following to “Prompt ”

Download unsigned ActiveX Control – Prompt

Initialize and script ActiveX controls not mark as safe – Prompt

3. Click OK and Apply and OK. Restart the browser.

Now browser will tell you that the current setting is not secure ‘ would you like me to fix the settings’. ignore that error for now.


4. install the necessary Plug-in

5. restart browser.

6. this time allow browser to fix the settings. because we have already installed what we needed.

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Posted by on February 12, 2018 in Windows


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