Editors' reviewThis single-function freeware utility closes the pop-up window that appears if your security settings don't permit ActiveX Controls to run when you encounter them while surfing the Internet. AutoClose comes as a simple executable file and doesn't require installation. The tiny interface tells you how many message boxes it's closed and also whether the program is currently active. You can opt to exit the program and enable or disable it. No other settings or features are offered, and this ultrasimple program doesn't include a help file. AutoClose has a narrow focus, but it does offer any user an inexpensive way to automatically handle a specific type of pop-up window.
AutoClose helps you get rid of Internet Explorer's (IE) annoying message box about ActiveX objects. If you care about your computer security, you probably disable the download of ActiveX controls. However, in this case, whenever IE encounters ActiveX objects, it pops up a message box saying "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, the page may not display correctly." There is no way to disable the display of this message box. You have to close it manually. AutoClose does the job - automatically close the annoying message box - for you. (No installation needed. No mess up with the registry.)