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IE content advisor passwords

By grimsley ·
ok I did a dumb thing and forgot my password for EI 5.5 content advisor password and now I need to change the content rating to download an E-mail spam killer for my wifes computer. any help? thanks

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by TheChas In reply to IE content advisor passwo ...

This information comes from

Improper use of regedit can cause your PC to not boot.

Forgotten the Content Advisor Password

If you set a password for the Content Advisor and can't remember it,
the following steps will help you remove it:

Start Regedit
Go to H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Policies/Ratings
Delete the entry called Key


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by dmiles In reply to IE content advisor passwo ...

1) Click on Start and choose Run.

2) Type in RegEdit and select OK.

3) Now click on the little plus sign to the left of H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

4) Continue to drill down, always clicking on the plus sign at the left of the named key, through Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version and Policies.

5) Now click on the Ratings folder.

6) In the right pane of the RegEdit window, you'll see an icon called Key. Click on it and press Delete.

7) Next, choose Registry and then Exit to exit RegEdit. You've just deleted your original Content Advisor password.

Restart the computer and run Internet Explorer again.

9) Choose View and then Internet Options (or Options for version 3.x). For IE 5 or greater, Click on Tools, Internet Options.

10) Click on 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 because there's no longer a password.

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