Microsoft removes ActiveX activation warning from IE: The Eolas debacle has apparently ended. Microsoft paid them off and hopes to update all IE versions by April 2008.
For an undisclosed sum, the software maker has licensed the patented technology in question from Eolas, allowing it to modify IE6 and 7 for both Windows XP and Vista to remove the “click to activate” step for ActiveX plug-ins.
Problem is, you can’t stop using SWFObject just yet. While it’s great they fixed this, this had the effect of essentially introducing a bug that we’ll have to account for into perpetuity. At best, it’ll be years before you can safely go back to a standard HTML embed.