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Seamlessly disable or enable ActiveX components

ActiveX Compatibility Manager is a standalone executable program developed by a popular utility tool website, NirSoft—which is run by one man named Nir Sofer. This simple software enables you to effortlessly disable or enable ActiveX components on your Internet Explorer browser. Your desired ActiveX component can be completely disabled by simply setting the "kill bit" of the aspired CLSID under the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility.

Utilization of ActiveX Compatibility Manager

Using this program will not require you any installation process or additional DLLs, as you only need to copy the executable file (acm.exe) to any folder you want it to be placed and then run it. You will immediately see the main window of ACM display the list of all ActiveX components that are available for enabling or disabling. On the other hand, there is additional information displayed for all the components already installed on your computer, such as product name, company name, description, version, filename, and such.

Moreover, if you wish to disable a certain ActiveX component that doesn't seem to appear in the list, you can easily add it to the list with the use of the "Add New Items" option. Once prompted to the  "Add New Items" window, you can just type one or more CLSIDs or ProgIDs, which should be separated by comma or the Enter key. Afterward, select “OK” and all the components that you typed are instantly added to the compatibility list—wherein you are authorized to easily disable or enable them.

This software is available in 17 languages, including Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, and more. You can change this tool’s language by downloading the language ZIP file you prefer to use, extracting the "acm_lng.ini", and putting it in the same folder that you installed the program. This software also allows you to efficiently translate all menus, dialog boxes, and other strings to other languages.

Handy utility software

ActiveX Compatibility Manager is another utility tool that is a must-have from NirSoft. With this document manager, you can easily disable and enable ActiveX components on your Internet Explorer browser as much as you like. It is very handy to use as it doesn’t need to be downloaded or installed in order to fully use all the functions and features it offers.


  • Effortlessly disable or enable ActiveX components
  • No installation process or additional DLLs required
  • Available in 17 languages
  • Translate all menus, dialog boxes, and other strings to other languages


  • Requires knowledge or experience to fully operate

ActiveX Compatibility Manager for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 2
  • (0)
  • Security Status

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