+ 1 Votes Are you logged in as an administrator? wizard57m-cnet Moderator February 27, 2013 at 8:35am PST Or as a lesser privileged user? You'll need to login as a system admin to change Parental Control from Control Panel/Add-Remove. + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer franl155 March 11, 2013 at 5:42pm PST I have a separeate "favourties" folder on an external drive, and I copy and paste all the links from the C drive "favorites" to it - I;d be swamped else, with a couple of zillion items. I can put them on a USB and load them to my Admin account. And I don't use "My Documents" on C except as a temporary storage space for pictures - I don't trust the C drive, it's dropped files before, so now everything is on external hard drives apart from Program Files. And I don't use a password to get on to the PC - there's only me using it, so no point. As it's a desktop, and not a new one at that, shouldn't think any burglar would look twice at it! I'll copy and paste your advice into a Wprd document, then I'll be able to enlarge the text, make it easir to read (if not to immediately understnad for an idiot!) Thanks + 1 Votes So did you try turning Content Adviser off? OH Smeg February 27, 2013 at 9:32am PST I know that I don't have it enabled on this system and simply do not have an issue with it at all but as stated above you need to be logged in as the Administrator to make changes. However as you are a Youngster I can fully understand why it is required to control what it is you attempt to do. After all you may try using products not supplied by Microsoft and that just wouldn't be Cricket would it? :^0 Col + 1 Votes XP homeless is it? Who Am I Really February 28, 2013 at 5:52am PST there is no "run as administrator" in XP homeless and stand alone or workgroup XP-Pro systems doesn't require it if the user is in the administrators group in XP homeless you can access "The Default Administrator" account only in safe mode other users in the administrators group still don't have full access to do administrative tasks eg. security tab on NTFS files / folders properties dialog only appears in "The Administrator" account in safe mode here's a thought: some malware infections set these types of restrictions including but not limited to: - parental controls - disabling windows update - blocking access to certain anti-virus / anti-malware etc. sites - blocking downloads - etc. make sure your system is 100% clean + 1 Votes Specific message glen.harris March 1, 2013 at 6:12am PST Could you possibly intentionally visit a naughty site and let us know the specific message you are receiving? It could be something simple such as your router being set to use a service such as open dns. I've seen these on a couple of occasions where others have added the 'public ip' to their open dns account and blocked inappropriate content. They then loose the ip address at the end of its lease, it gets re-assigned to the ip pool and is assigned to someone else later on but open dns still enforces the parental controls as it is still attached to someone elses account. This of course may not be the scenario at all but a specific error message would help us here to help you. Rgds, + 1 Votes Have you tried disabling Content Advisor? wizard57m-cnet Moderator March 3, 2013 at 2:40am PST While logged in as Administrator, open Control Panel, then Internet Options. Click on the Content tab at top, then click the Disable button under Content Advisor. Rather than highlight each little area of "concern" and move the slider. + 1 Votes Just in case you don't notice this one above Frani OH Smeg March 3, 2013 at 7:38am PST Then try this. In IE left click on Tools and from the Drop Down List highlight Smart Screen Filter. A Sub Menu appears and you need to left click on Turn Off Smart Screen Filter and follow the prompts. I seem to remember Smart Screen Filter was a Add On to IE a while ago so it may have been a update to that recently which is what your problem currently is. I don't think it's in any way related to Parental Controls but I could be wrong. Col + 1 Votes IE security issue RSmiedy March 3, 2013 at 10:23pm PST Go to the IE Security settings and add the site to your trusted sites in the security tab. If that doesn't work turn Content Advisor off in the content tab. + 1 Votes As I suspected, OpenDNS glen.harris March 4, 2013 at 4:49am PST If you look at the bottom of the blocked-website.com you'll see that it is one of their pages. There are a few of routes you can take from here. Method A would be to create your own openDNS account and attach your public IP to it and turn off filtering. You can do this by visiting their site https://www.opendns.com/home-solutions/parental-controls/ and signing up for the opendns home (not the vip) option. I guess you'll automatically then be signed in (I signed up many years ago). Click Dashboard (near the top) and then settings. You should be able to add your public IP as one of YOUR networks (your IP will be shown at the very top of the page, white text on grey background). You can then choose your network in the "settings for" dropdown. Here you can choose your level of filtering including an option for 'None'. Once this is set it'll take effect on all of their servers in less than 10 minutes. You'll need to clear your dns cache as the computer remembers where to send traffic destined for a specific domain name. This is easier to do than it sounds, just type "ipconfig /flushdns", without the quotation marks, into either the run box (win key + R) or command prompt. Method B: Ask google "what is my IP address". Just below the search box it'll tell you "your public ip address is .....". Write down the IP address. Switch off your router for at least half an hour, or better still before you go to bed. Hopefully it'll drop your current IP address and pick up a different one once switched back on. Ask google what your IP address is again and hopefully it'll have changed. If it has your problem should have gone away, if it hasn't, you'll have to use a different method. Plan C, Part 1: Here goes. This will involve getting rid of open DNS. The setting could be in one of a couple of places. If it is in your Windows configuration you can sort of follow the instructions on this website. http://itservices.stanford.edu/service/ess/pc/docs/ethernet/wxp/dns . If it is configured here, when you get to step 6 you'll see 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 entered as the DNS IPs. If they aren't there, don't bother going any further, If they are, change the settings to "obtain dns settings automatically" or enter the IPs of another service (google dns 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124). You don't need to go any further than step 6 on that page. Plan C, Part 2: If nothing so far has worked, we're down to configuring the router. This is where my instructions will get really patchy as this will vary between manufacturers and models. Typically you can get to the router settings by typing 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 into your browser. If these fail type "ipconfig" into the command line and look for the numbers next to default gateway. This will be the IP you need to type into the browser. Hunt around for the DNS settings and change them to the google ones (126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52). You may need to do some research on your model of router for the default passwords etc. Good luck & please do let us know how you get on. G + 1 Votes You just need to click down the circled options in this image glen.harris March 5, 2013 at 5:52am PST from top to bottom. http://postimage.org/image/eaqdm7za9/ + 1 Votes Curious cpguru21 March 5, 2013 at 10:17pm PST I am more curious on how OpenDNS got there in the first place if you did not set it? Are you trying to view these sites in your home? Or is this an office setting (I would assume no, but just asking). Do you have an idea of who set these settings? If you (or anybody else) did not set these settings on your system, than most likely you are set to DHCP, which means your router is forwarding to OpenDNS. Either way i see you seem to have it working but I would have liked to see more information on how this came about? You also keep mentioning "Nanny", isnt there some software out there (NetNanny) or something like that? Do you have anything like that in add/remove programs?