firefox and activex

For some reason lately I’ve been getting an error in FireFox when I visit web sites with ActiveX controls. It’s been really annoying – a message pops up saying

active x error:
could not create the control {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}. Check that is has been installed on your computer and that this page correctly references it

but after I click OK the page works just fine. It’s been especially annoying on pages with multiple controls because you have to click on the popup once for each control.

Nothing a quick Google search couldn’t fix though. I found the solution which is simply:

1) Navigate to your FireFox plugin folder (usually C:\Program Files\Mozilla FireFox\plugins)
2) Find file npmozax.dll
3) Rename the file to BAKnpmozax.dll
4) Restart FireFox.

You’re welcome.

7 Responses to “firefox and activex”

  1. CL says:

    That was driving me crazy.

  2. Patrick Janssens says:

    Same here! Nice find!

  3. M.E. Baz says:

    Thanks so much for keeping this posted! Problem was driving me nuts!

  4. Brian says:

    You are a life saver. This has been pissing me off for quite a while. Thanks for the info

  5. Jason says:

    Another thank you to the list. I experienced the issue after updating Firefox today.

  6. KG says:

    Thank you, thank you!!!!! Worked like a charm.

  7. Bhunesh says:

    thank u……………..
    but how do you know the solution?

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