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By krainbo1 ·
An ex-employee at our company set a password within the content advisor of IE5.0 on a few of our pcs and now we are experiencing problems when attempting to view websites. When we attempt to access any web site, a content advisor window pops up saying the web site is not rated. We cannot allow websites to be viewed nor can we change the settings without the password.

Is there anything we can do so that we may view internet web sites, besides a clean install?

Thankyou in advance for your help.


Kim Rainbow

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by SyscoKid In reply to content advisor

Click on Start, Run and type "regedit" and click OK. This brings you to the Registry Editor, which looks a bit like Windows Explorer.

First, make a backup by clicking on Registry, Export. Name it backup and click ok.

Now, if you have forgotten the Content Advisor password, you can delete it by browsing to this folder in Regedit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVer sion\Policies\Ratings
Select the icon called Key in the right-hand pane and press delete. Close Regedit.

You can now start Internet Explorer and go to View, Internet Options.... Select the Content tab, and click on Disable. When asked for a password, don't enter anything, just click on OK. This will disable Content Advisor, since there's no longer a password.

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