How do I disable the IE content advisor password?

Question

Someone set a password in my ie6.0 for the content advisor. Is there anyway short of formatting my hard drive to get rid of this password?

Answer

This question was answered on January 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I hope you're not some kid trying to get around the password your parents set Or else, the parents of whomever wrote in the last time I answered this question

You will need to hack the registry in order to disable the password Whenever managing the registry, it is advisable to back up all data on the computer Then, back up the registry

Here's how to back up the registry:

Click on Start > Run and type regedit

Click the Registry menu, then Export Registry File

In the File Name field, type backup

Click Save

Next, Click on the plus sign in order to expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Expand Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version, and Policies

Click on the Ratings folder

In the right pane of the RegEdit window, you'll see an icon titled Key Click on it, then press Delete Next, choose Registry and Exit You have deleted the Content Advisor password

Restart the PC, then run IE Open Internet Options Click the Content tab and click Disable When asked for a password, don't enter anything; just click OK This will disable the Content Advisor, as there is no longer a password.

It's probably best to re-enable the content advisor at this point with your own password, in order to stay one step ahead of the game.

RG

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Posted by Robert of Mesa Community College on January 16, 2003