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Windows Questions and Answers - Resetting the Internet Explorer Content Advisor Password

Austin writes in with a Windows question
Question:Last night I was setting a password on my internet settings to keep from opening up inappropriate sites accidentally and I made a password that I would forget easily, and I did. Now when I open up Internet Explorer it wants me to put in that password to get on. I found Google Chrome which is what I'm on now for the internet but I need all my information on internet explorer. Do you know how to reset that password?

Answer: If you are referring to the Content Advisor password feature in Internet Explorer then you can perform a registry edit to clear the password you made for it.

1. Click on Start and then on Run.

2. Type regedit in the box and click OK.

3. Expand the H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry key.

4. Navigate through Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version and Policies.

5. Click on the Ratings folder.

6. In the right pane of the window click on the icon called Key it and press Delete.

7. Exit regedit

8) Restart the computer and open Internet Explorer.

9. Click on Tools, Internet Options and then click on the Content tab and click on Disable. When it asks you for a password, don't enter one and click on OK which should disable it.

 

 

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