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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by johnkil, Dec 19, 2001.

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  1. johnkil

    johnkil Thread Starter

    Jul 8, 2001
    In the internet settings on Explorer browser the 'content" can be
    enabled or disabled. I choose to disable it - otherwise every
    website I visit needs the "supervisor password" (my email password works)
    - a real pain!
    However, when I set the content to 'disabled" then after a few bootups it defaults back to "enabled" - a really irritating problem!
    Please advise how to disable 'content" permanently.
    Thanks in anticipation.

  2. columbo


    Sep 10, 2001

    What operating system are you using, and what version of IE do you currently have?

    You could try following the instructions and downloading the patch from this website, but I've never used this before, so you'll have to try it at your own risk:


    If you have a copy of Internet Explorer installer, then you could try removing the browser, then re-installing it. This is probably something that you should do only if no other options present themselves.
    Instead of trying to disable it, you could also just change all of the ratings to their maximum (7, I believe), and check off the "users can see sites which have no rating" under General Options. That way, it shouldn't restrict any of your surfing, and you shouldn't get prompted for a password (while surfing).

    Good Luck

  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    Try this:

    Go to Start/Run, and type Regedit.

    Drill down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/Ratings
    Click once on 'Ratings' in order to highlight it, and hit delete.
    You've now deleted your original Content Advisor password.

    Also delete c:\windows\system\ratings.pol

    Restart the computer.

    Good luck,
  4. johnkil

    johnkil Thread Starter

    Jul 8, 2001
    Thanks guys for help on the content problem. I went the "Regedit" route and removed "ratings" - now all seems fine!;)
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