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Content Advisor Problem

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by john1, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. john1

    john1 Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,

    My PC has developed a problem with the Content
    Advisor in the 'Security Settings' part.

    I dont think i did anything to bring it on,
    it now wants a password for any web page,
    fortunately it responds to OK,
    i have never given that bit a password.

    somethings also affected my mail,
    it keeps telling me im using the wrong password.
    Im not but that makes no difference to it.

    It took quite a few tries to get here.
    Any suggestions?

    Im on Win 95, IE 3.2. (thats what comes with the 95 CD)
    Dell XPS P60

    John
     
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    john1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks AAPlus,

    It wanted turning off.
    thats all.
    i was trying to disable it, which didnt work.
    I'd like to know how it got turned on
    in the first place!

    John
     
  4. john1

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    And my email now seems ok
    well so far anyway.

    I didnt think that was related,
    but i suppose it is sending and receiving
    so maybe the 'advisor' gets in the way ?

    Touch wood .... its ok so far.

    John
     
  5. AAPlus

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    Hey,John1

    Have a look at this & see if you can use it


    How to Remove the Content Advisor Password
    in Internet Explorer
    How to Remove Content Advisor Password in Internet Explorer
    The following steps will remove any password set in the Internet Explorer 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 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.

    8) 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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  7. john1

    john1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Ian, AAPlus,

    Its OK now,
    It just needed to be turned off,
    but i was doing it wrong.
    Ive never given it a password,
    I didnt even turn it on,

    but i have seen somewhere that
    the content advisor can turn itself on
    spontaneously, i cant remember where i saw that
    i think it was as i was trawling through MSKB
    looking for how to get rid of it.

    When you manage to turn it off properly,
    a little box comes up and tells you that it is OFF and
    you might like to turn it back on before you leave,
    (or similar) like a reminder.

    This hasn't happened to me before, and i hope it
    doesn't happen again.

    Cheers, John
     
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