Originally posted by office politics
The next time you boot to windows, your modified file will be replaced by windows file protection. I assume its there to protect your system against malicious attacks.
anyway, if anyone *else* knows how to do this i'd appreciate the input
the point of this is to be able to get rid of flash in IE without being notified about it being disabled every time a web p[age shows up that has flash (like nearly every one these days)
from another thread
the only way to get rid of annoying flash (which by now is ubiquitous) is to cut off Active-X in IE OR just uninstall it altogether. however, even if it is uninstalled, you get a pop up that says do you want to install, etc, and if you disable that pop up (using IE controls) then you get a constant reminder that active x is disabled, etc. what a pain, right?
with firefox they have a plug in which surpresses the flash. it is really great. unfortunately my application requires IE and to get around that will take forever.
i have scoured the net looking for a solution to get rid of flash via a plug in, but nothing yet. the only other solution is to hack into a dll file to get rid of the active x warning window, but since it is one of those system files it cannot be modified unless you restart in DOS, which is not only impractical but draconian