Event 1036 - Manage Add-ons

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

The Manage Add-ons dialog box for Windows® Internet Explorer® displays information about all of the controls installed on the local computer, including the control name, the publisher, the status, the control type, and the file name. Any time one of these controls attempts to install on the local computer, a new security user interface (UI) element called the Information Bar appears. The user can click the Information Bar to access the Manage Add-ons dialog box and to use the provided information to determine whether to enable the control.

Digitally Signing Your Control

A digital signature on your control enables your users to verify the control's publisher and that the control has not been tampered with since being published. Digital signatures help users make better trust decisions when determining if they should install a control, in addition to helping identify the control in the Manage Add-ons dialog box.


Users are strongly discouraged from installing unsigned controls, and installation is blocked by default.

When Is This Event Logged?

This event is logged when a Web page requests an ActiveX® control that is disabled in the Managed Add-ons dialog box.


For more information and examples, see the Event 1036-Manage Add-ons topic from Internet Explorer Application Compatibility.


You must sign any add-on files, because unsigned controls are disabled by default. If a .cab file or another executable file installs your control, you must sign both the installation file (to enable installation) and the .dll or .ocx file that contains the ActiveX control (to ensure your publisher name shows up without the Not verified notice).

The name shown in the Name column comes from the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{Control CLSID} registry setting:

(Default)=(REG_SZ)"Control Name"
LocalizedStringPolicy=(REG_SZ) Localized Control Name

If your control has a localized name, you can set LocalizedStringPolicy to point to the resource ID in your control's binary file with the translated name. The Manage Add-ons dialog box verifies this value first and uses it if it exists. If the localized string does not exist, the default non-localized value is used.

See Also


Known Internet Explorer Security Feature Issues