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By steveh ·
The password has been forgotten.
Is there a way to disable the content advisor?

Have tried reinstall IE but to no avail.

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by dmiles In reply to IE content advisor

There is nothing noted that a forgotten password in content advisor,that allows you to go back and disable the content advisor,you will need the password to disable it.Try locating the pwl files to see if it is listed.

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by steveh In reply to IE content advisor
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by SyscoKid In reply to IE content advisor

You don't mention what OS you have. If it's WIN 95 or 98, search in your Windows folder for a file ending in .pwl. This stores all your Windows passwords. If you don't have any that you care about, delete it.

If you just want to locate one particular password, go to www.iopus.com. Look for 007WASP, it's a free util that will read the pwl file and maybe you'll jog your memory.

Good luck.

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by steveh In reply to IE content advisor
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by DC1 In reply to IE content advisor

Try this registry edit taken from JSIINC.

You can reset this encryted password by navigating to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ratings

If there is a Value Name of Key, delete it.

If sub-key name of .default exists, delete it.

Exit any instance of IE and restart it. Set a new password and configure the ratings.

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by steveh In reply to IE content advisor
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by mmccaskill69 In reply to IE content advisor

The last answer is almost correct, but one vital part is missing and without taking care of it the error will eventually come back up if not right away. Do the following:
1)Open folder options (In 95' open my computer, click on view, and choose options/folder options. In 98' click on start, settings, folder options).
2)Click the view tab and make sure show all files is selected then apply if needed.
3)Use find files/folders to search for *.pol.
4)Delete any .pol files that are found.
5)Click on start\Run and type regedit, then click ok.
6)goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\current version\policies.
7)Delete the ratings key (folder) under policies.
Close the Registry.
Problem resolved.
Good Luck!

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by steveh In reply to IE content advisor
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