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IE5 - Forgot Content Supervisor Password

By gmichaels ·
I have a home user client who says he cannot browse the internet with IE5 because it keeps prompting for a content password. Apparently a brother was staying with them. When he moved out he tried to "clean up" his internet footprint on the machine and left them in this situation. They cannot figure out the passwrod. He tried an uninstall/reinstall and that did not work. He is ready to take drastic measures and wipe the hard drive. Seems to me that is a bit extereme. S, the question is how can you really clean IE5 all off the system so that a reinstall will not be picking up legacy settings/preferences.

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by Ann777 In reply to IE5 - Forgot Content Supe ...

The following steps will remove any password set in the Content Advisor and allow you to reset the program to its original state.

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 HKEY_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)
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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by Ann777 In reply to IE5 - Forgot Content Supe ...

The above will remove the content advisor password. It is not necessary for anyone to totally wipe the hdd and start over because of this password.

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