ActiveX is required by many games online as it allows for much more advanced graphics and gameplay. ActiveX allows games to be composed using advanced programing languages that plug-in to Internet Explorer. This lets game developers create a much more interesting experience for players, and is behind many of the most popular web-games around, including many popular games on Facebook. ActiveX is used for everything from old arcade game remakes, to popular social games like Farmville or Words With Friends.
Playing games that use ActiveX is as straightforward as installing the component. The first time Internet Explorer goes to a webpage to play a game that requires ActiveX a bar will appear asking if you want to download the relevant ActiveX component. Simply click on this bar to begin installing the component automatically.
If there are any problems running a game with ActiveX don’t worry. ActiveXTest.com makes it easy to check for any problems with your ActiveX.
Always be cautious when installing ActiveX plug-ins or components on unknown sites. ActiveX components can be used to trick unwary gamers into downloading viruses or malware to their computer. Always be cautious when you are asked to download an ActiveX plugin, or any other file! If you are on an untrustworthy site try and find the same content from a more reliable source. Most apps or games found on Facebook that use ActiveX can be trusted due to a certification process, but be careful about what information those apps may view in your profile. Many popular ActiveX based games are ad supported.