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Subject: content advisor window
Category: Computers
Asked by: berenz-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 07 Jul 2003 06:48 PDT
Expires: 06 Aug 2003 06:48 PDT
Question ID: 226003
have windows -xp professional on hp pavillion 8250.  Trying to acccess
internet I keep getting blocked by a "content access advisor" window
Subject: Re: content advisor window
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 08 Jul 2003 20:05 PDT

What you're running into a system that is designed by Microsoft to
help parents (or possibly employers) keep computer users from
accessing various Web sites when using Internet Explorer.

Actually, I researched this on my own a couple years ago. I was
playing around and set the Content Advisor so that it wouldn't access
any unrated sites. Then I promptly (like within five minutes) forgot
the password.  Well, practically all sites, including, which I
view frequently, are unrated. In order to make Internet Explorer
usable, I had to fix things without knowing the password.

You basically have three choices. They are:
1. Use some sort of password recovery software so you can find out
what the password is.
2. Edit the system Registry so that the existing password is disabled.
(This is what I did.)
3. Use a browser other than Internet Explorer.

First, you could try using password recovery software. Most password
recovery software uses a "brute force" approach, trying countless
possible passwords until it finds one.  So it may or may not work,
depending on what the password is. Here are four programs you could
consider obtaining:


Internet Explorer Password

Internet Explorer Password Revealer

Advanced IE Password Recovery

The second approach is to modify the system Registry.  DO NOT DO THIS
UNLESS you back up the Registry first and are sure what you're doing. 
Making a mistake in the Registry can make your computer inoperative. 
Following are three sites that tell you specifically how do modify the
Registry. Do any of these methods at your own risk!

How to Remove Content Advisor Password in Internet Explorer

Removing a Forgotten IE Content Advisor Password

Remove the Content Advisor and Ratings Password

The third approach and probably the easiest is to use a different
browser. Here are two browsers that in my opinion are even better than
Internet Explorer:



I hope you find this information useful. Best wishes with whichever
approach you decide to use.



Google search term: "content advisor" "lost password"
Subject: Re: content advisor window
From: kevinm-ga on 07 Jul 2003 08:30 PDT
You need to call Microsoft PSS to get the global reset password. they
are the only ones who are allowed to give that out. has the link to the phone number
Subject: Re: content advisor window
From: nnf-ga on 08 Jul 2003 19:15 PDT
What is Content Advisor?
"As a parent you may have concerns about the content your children
encounter as they surf the Web. Internet Explorer 6 helps you
safeguard your family's browsing experience with Content Advisor,
which can be used to control the Web sites that your family can view.
With Content Advisor, you can give your children access to a specific
list of Web sites that you allow and prevent them from accessing
others. Find out how to use it so you can rest easier."

This is the microsoft support page on Content Advisor and how to set
it up, and change the password. Click on the link below.

Let me know if you need any further help.

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