ActiveX Compatibility Manager is a utility that allows you to easily disable/enable ActiveX components on Internet Explorer browser. It disables the desired ActiveX component by setting the "kill bit" of the desired CLSID under the following Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility
The main window of acm displays the list of all ActiveX components that are currently available for enabling/disabling. For components that are currently installed on your computer, additional information is also displayed: product name, company name, description, version, filename, and more... If you want to disable an ActiveX component that doesn't appear in the list, you can add it to the list by using "Add New Items" option. On the "Add New Items" window, you can type one or more CLSIDs or ProgIDs separated by comma or enter key. For example: if you want to add ADODB.Stream and ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash components to the list: You can simply type their CLSIDs:
Or alternatively, you type their ProgIDs: ADODB.Stream, ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash
After clicking 'Ok', the components that you typed are added to the ActiveX Compatibility list, and you are allowed to easily disable/enable them.
You can also add new CLSIDs from a text file, by using "Load New Items From File" option. When you use this options, all CLSIDs in the text file are added in disabled state.