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Supervisor Password For Content Advisor

Q: Supervisor Password For Content Advisor

My friend can't log onto the internet, he was just connected recently, everytime he tries there's this message saying:"Sorry the content advisor won't allow you to see this site, " and it is also asking for a Supervisor Password so the site can be viewed.We have tried all necessary passwords and tell you what, he had never set any passwords, I'm thinking of formating the Harddisk and reinstalling windows but I believe there should be other alternatives available.all the connections and LAN settings whatever are just fine, its only the above that is a problem now.is there any way to bypass or disable this password thing.I tried but its still insisting for the password thing.maybe its a virus (I believe) that must have altered the registry.Please help us get out of this mess......!!!!!!

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A: Supervisor Password For Content Advisor

Shut down Internet Explorer. Search for a file called ratings.pol. Rename it ratings.old.You may need to reset your Content Advisor settings one more time,(Tools/Internet Options/Content tab). Alternatively, see here:kellys-korner,Windows XP from A-Z. Under "C" scroll to Content Advisor for info on how to turn it on and off and to modify specific settings.

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Ive inherited a dell optiplex gx110,with xp pro version 2002, service pack 3.intel pentium 3.931mhz...can anyone please tell me how to change the supervisor password,as the content advisor is stopping my web access.thanks mpg6.

A:Content advisor password

Sorry but we don't provide assistance with unknown passwords as per the site rules.
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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Last Christmas my mom bought me a computer for my room, and she put a content advisor on it, but it blocks everything! And she can't remember the password! Lucky for me, I was trying out new explorers, so I had Mozilla Firefox already downloaded, but the thing is....it still blocks things that I want to use, such as, RealArcade, Yahoo! Messenger, etc. Is there any possible way to get around it without knowing the password? I have tried so many different things! If you have a link to a website or something, that would be greatly appreciated. The computer is a Windows XP, and it doesn't have a specific name for the advisor, it just says "Content Advisor" and that I need the supervisor password. Please know something I can do! Thank you.

A:Content Advisor Password

Hi crf_011

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Sorry we cannot assist with circumventing lost passwords as we cannot verify the intent.

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I have forgotten my password for the Security Content Advisory section of my Internet Explorer program in Win98. I have tried deleting the explorer off and reloading it to correct the problem. It doesn't thought. It picks up that forgotten password from somewhere. How can I change this password to something I can write down and then useto be able to use this browser?

A:Content Advisor password

You can give this a shot.

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friend was given a computer and when he tries to use internet explorer it asks for a password he does not know itm, and the person that gave him the computer does not know it. how can he fix the problem? the operating system is windows xp professional

A:Content Advisor Password

Per forum rulesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.We cannot help you defeat password protectionThis topic is closed

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I tried deleting the password by an old thread who was simliar to this one BUT thing is it still won't let me in to disable it. So, I don't know what to do. My computer won't let me do almost anything.

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hi all

i am sure u've come across this pbm before
but some one has inadvertanly set up the content advisor in IE and cannot remember the password, is there any way out of this pbm as i can no find an uninstall option for IE and I really do not want to wipe my machine altogether

any ideas would be appriciated


A:content advisor password pbm


Do 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.

Restart the computer.

Good luck,

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Content Advisor is part of Internet Explorer but it interferes with access to everything. It won't even let me access the link to Microsoft Home Tech Support. I think I have accidentally created a password but have no idea what it was. It tells me 'Content Advisor Configuration Information is missing.' Do you know how to 'clear the ratings key file from the Windows registry file?' Is there an easy way? Does anyone know where to get the best information on this?
I have Windows 98 and any help would be appreciated.

A:Lost password for Content Advisor

Click on the search link at the top right side of this page and do a search on Advisor.

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I entered a password into my content advisor, and I forgot it. Now, I can't access any websites. Is there anyway that I can reset it without having to know my old password?

A:forgotten content advisor password


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I have lost, forgotten my content advisor password. How do I get in to content advisor? How do I create a new password? windows 2000 pro with XP pro upgrade.

A:Solved: content advisor password

Unfortunately we cannot help with any passwords here in the forum, it is against the rules, sorry.

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Because of some PC, filtering, internet problems, I had to give my daughter the password to the content advisor in Windows Vista 64 bit to enable her to do her homework. Now she is accessing sites that she shouldn't when I'm not able to be right there. I need to reset it. Please help!

A:Need to CHANGE content advisor password please help

Hello Memof5, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can change the password to something else to stop her from being able to access sites she should not be.

In Internet Explorer, click on Tools, Internet Options, Content tab, Settings button under Content Advisor, type in your current password, General tab, Change password button.

Hope this helps,

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I need help resetting my Content Advisor password, in Internet Explorer. I dont know what is has been set to and i have no idea what to do! Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Reseting The Content Advisor Password

Hopefully this is what you are looking for; How to Remove Content Advisor Password in IE.With any kind of Registry edit, do a backup first.

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Hi there. Have a friend who enabled Content Advisor for I.E. and now cannot remember the password to disable it.

MS does not suggest anything but calling them.

Does anyone have a solution short of uninstalling/reinstall?


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I blocked a site on Internet Explorer 8 with a custom password. I was given the opportunity to put in a password "hint" to remind me of my password, which I did. I now don't want the password hint to show every time I go into content advisor to enable or disable a site. Can I change this back somehow so that only the password box is showing and the hint is not?

If I've posted this in the wrong forum (perhaps it should be in Security forum?), please advise and I will repost.


A:Solved: How to I get rid of the password hint in Content Advisor?

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Dear TechGuy:

My computer has a supervisor password selected for content advisor for internet surfing. The setting does not allow me to view unrated sites, but does allow everything else. I want to restrict the content because my children now have access to material that our family finds objectionable. Is there a way to erase or alter the supervisor password using regedit? I do not want to reformat the entire disk because I have a lot of material on the hard disk that I want to preserve, it is really too much to copy. Can you help me enter the registry and either erase or alter the supervisor password for content advisor.


[email protected]

A:{Resolved} Forgot My Content Advisor Password

While I'm not ever comfortable when we answer this question, it has been answered here before. Click on Search at the top right of this page and then search for ....


You'll find your answer


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We had to enable the Content Advisor on our IE. We have cable hi-speed and can only monitor our children's use of the internet this way. The trouble is, the password and clue we are now using, they have figured out. (It shows the clue right next to the password!) I have tried to change it but I have found no way to do this. On the face of Content Advisor there is no opportunity to do so, but maybe there is a way to do it behind the scenes. Does anybody know how we can change it?

A:Solved: Howto CHANGE Content Advisor password

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I blocked a site on Internet Explorer 8 with a custom password. I was given the opportunity to put in a password "hint" to remind me of my password, which I did. I now don't want the password "hint" to come up every time I go into content advisor to enable or disable a site. Can I change this back somehow so that only the password box is showing and the hint is not?

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I want to use Content Advisor in Internet Explorer 11. I have found a few post that say to use Local Group Policy Editor. However "Content Page" folder does not exist. I have checked the following locations:
Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Internet Explorer>Internet Control Panel>
User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel ->

Internet Control Panel has only two folders "security page" and "advanced page". The "Content Page" folder does not exist.

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I have a Packard Bell Computer and when I went to get into Internet Explorer today I kept getting a message that I had to go to the Content Advisor. I did get there and couldn't change anything to disable the Content Advisor. After trying to make a change I tried to click apply but it was grayed out and I couldn't do it. How do I go about disabling the Content Advisor feature. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am having an issue with content advisor in that it will not let me download specific attachments from a website. i look after multiple computers and i use content adviser with a ratings fill called noaccess.rat. the ratings file allows me to specify only the websites i want the end users to visit, and one of them is our policy online site. on the policy site we have many files including pdf, xls, doc, ppt and the problem appears to be the size of the files i am trying to open / download from the site. i have used different ratigs files including the default ones that are built into ie 7 /8 and have encountered the same issue. when i turn off content advisor the issue disappears.
the problem seems to occur on files that are over 50k. if the files are 49k and under the files open with no problem, but if i try and open a file that is larger than 50k the download stalls and then after 20 seconds i will get a promt to open or save the file. when i get the prompt and try to open the file i get errors. ppt errors say file not supported. xls, doc, pdf echo the message that the file is corrupt. i also have noticed that the files that are over 50 k when downloaded dont match the stated size on the policy website, almost like it is downloading only a portion of the file.
Any help would be appreciated as i cant seem to find much information on this issue or some sore of file cap size when using ie 7/8

other than this issue ie 8 works fine

A:content advisor

As the GPO you must use the same version of IE as the "subordinates" otherwise problems occur. There should be no conflict based on file size (content adviser has no such setting) so something is wrong in the settings.

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Where is the content advisor in ie 11?

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Content advisor seems to be a great thing but none of my XP machines have a rating service...where do i get one and how do i use it??

A:Content Advisor

I've never used the Content Advisor, but this site contains some useful information on setting it up.

Internet Content Rating Association http://www.icra.org/about/

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When I activate the content advisor in IE 5.5 to stop entry
to a couple of web sites,it takes forever to get into any web site. As soon as you disable content advisor everything is fine.
This is a fast, new computer running on a cable modem.
It runs so slow when activated it's not even worth using.
Any adice?

A:content advisor


When you enable the Content Adviser, what are your settings in there? Are they on MAX or MIN?

If its for the sites that are the ones that you don't want your kids to view, then change them to maybe this:

Tools | Internet Options . Content. Click on Settings. Key in your password. Move the slider's to where you want them to go.

If it's just a few and a few only, if you know the addresses, try this.

Security tab. Click on Restricted Sites. Click on Sites.Add the Web site to block. OK and it should work.



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Dear Tech Guy,
I have put a password on my computer to keep my son off of sites not for kids. i use to have to only retype it in if i shut down my computer then brought it back up or rebooted it. But now, everytime I go into a site anywhere on the internet, I have to go to the content and retype in my password, everytime!! The appy is not where you can click on it. it looks blank. I can click on the ok, hust fine, but still have to retype in my password each time I go to another site. How can I fix this to where it don't do that.
So all I have to do is click apply and ok and only have to do this one time after I re-start or re-boot my computer??
Thank you for your time,
[email protected]

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Somebody enabled my mother-in-laws IE6 content advisor in the internet options window. She doesn't know the password. Is there any way I can bypass this thing? Thanks.

A:IE6 Content Advisor

Not sure which OS you are using but there is an official site

read the link below for some info


but from another forum -

Search for 'ratings' in regedit and remove the key, it's in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHNINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Policies to confirm.

else from same forum

Click on START then on RUN and type in REGEDIT and click OK.
The Registry will pop up. (Click on the + sign on these items
Next, double click on RATINGS. On the right half of the window,
a Name will appear. Right Click on the NAME and an options window
will appear. Click on DELETE. Next, close the Registry Editor with
the 'X' in the upper right corner. That should fix it.

If there is another way - you will get the answer here


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Everytime I try to open my Internet explorer and Outlook
I get a window that pops up saying " Content advisor ,
http:// veiw.atdmt.com/ msn/ivi ,,, then says sorry but content
advisor will not allow you to see this site, if you still want to
see this site you must type in supervisor password.

This just happened out of the blue. I have no idea how it happened. If anyone can help me with this,, I would appreciate

A:content advisor

In the Internet Options click on the Content tab, here you will find the settings for the content advisor.

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I cannot enable content advisor for IE 11.

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I keep getting an error message that reads "Missing information in content advisor. Go to options, content, settings." This I have done and it keeps happening. How do i fix it?

A:content advisor

Moving to Software forum - please go there to look for replies.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech
Don't forget the amazon.com GCs waiting for you - just listen to music while online!


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Hi all

I'm trying to set up my home PC to be able to block/allow websites when logged on as one profile, but not on the other. I've tried many things - the best of which seemed to be a program called Weblocker which works very well until the young'uns realised all you need to do to bypass it is turn off the proxy settings.

I think that the Content Advisor in IE would be the best way to go, but I can't figure out how to get it to work per profile in WinXP Pro. If I block/allow a site on one profile, it seems to make the change globally across all my profiles.

Is there any way I can block sites in IE6 per profile, or does anyone else have any ideas?

Thanks for the help

A:IE6 Content Advisor


I know a few people who use Net Nanny:


You can set it up for different users, as my mate has one for their kids so that they can't view 'certain' things, and one for them.



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I have had a problem with Content Advisor and Internet Explorer in that every time I opened Internet Explorer Content Advisor prevented it.and finally:
1. In despair, so,

2. Wiped my 120 GB SATA hard drive with 5 passes of zeros (8 hours overnight!)

3. Re-formatted

4. Installed from my CD XPpro/SP2

5. Installed USB drivers (necessary for ADSL router)

6 Opened Internet Explorer

7. Enabled Content Advisor and allowed items that have no rating

8. Closed and re-opened Internet Explorer

9. Immediately Content Advisor prevented access until I allowed it

10. Set "Always allow this web site to be viewed"

11. Internet Explorer opened

12. On every item when I tried to open, the same Content Advisor panel (as I have previously sent ) appeared.

13 Proceeded with updating, 41 critical updates and 10 optional updates and nothing else.

14 Tested Internet Explorer again with same result

15. Yes, of course, on every one of, perhaps, 200 items on the opening page, I can allow viewing, but this would be very tedious.

16. Had to disable Content Advisor, sadly

17. Other browsers have no problems.

Please can you suggest what is going wrong and how to rectify

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I did a restore on my computer and ran AV and Malwarebites.Now anywhere I go,I get a popup"Content Advisor" How do I Delete/Disable this?

A:Content Advisor?

Hiya gorper99.

It`s found in `Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Content` but I can`t suggest why it`s suddenly started happening.


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Hi, I'm new here. Joined to ask this question. I have followed many tutorials, all saying essentially the exact same thing, on how to block certain websites. I am wanting to block single sites, not all except the ones I allow. I have done the steps, gone into the content advisor and added just the site I wanted, but it blocked EVERYTHING. And I'd rather not have to put the entire internet on the list, except that one site.

I'd really appreciate the help to get this working.

A:Content Advisor

Hello and welcome to the forum.

One way of doing it is through the HOST file:

Just click Start => Run an copy and paste this command into the run box:

notepad %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

press OK.

You should see a screen like this: (Unless the HOST file has been modified)


# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# rhino.acme.com # source server
# x.acme.com # x client host localhost

Underneath localhost

You can block sites by entering the following: www.example.com

Just change www.example.com to the web page you want to block.

Then click File => Save

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my girlfriend set the content advisor on explorer. however, as usual she forgot the password, and the hint doesn't help her remember. no , she's not blond, no offense to anyone who is, and no, this isn't her kids trying to get by it. they're smart , but not that smart. can you help me get past it or to reset it? we need to chane the settings.thx for your help

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IE 5.5 SP2, brand new install -- when launched responds with "Please Check Your Content Advisor Settings for Missing Information"

Unable to change configuration as Settings requires a Supervisor password. AMAZING!!! I have a fresh install and it thinks it's password protected.... grrrrrrr

Found MS Tech Note Q242037 which indicates this may be reflective of a corrupted/damaged Ratings.POL file. Advises to rename file and then relaunch, ENTER SUPERVISOR PASSWORD, and make configuration changes.

Tech notes says if you don't know PW, contact them... yeah right.

Anyone know how to change this password?????

A:IE Content Advisor Asking for PW

Hi LeslieGibb,
Try here! This should do it!

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Is it possible to read the content advisor key without deleting it? does it have some kind of encryption or what's the deal? anyone have suggestions?

A:content advisor

Please do not start more than one thread for the same topic.

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:


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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes.

Is there a way to override the content advisor without knowing the password?

A:Content Advisor?

I think thats against the TSG rules

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i have activated the content advisor on internet explorer 5. this would be ok, but......i cant remember the password. it is on the highest setting so a site with even the slightest bad language gets blocked. i activated it to stop my 13 year old brother looking at things he shouldnt, but now i cant use the net properly.
is there a way to retrieve the password or dissable it??

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I messed something up ... Every time I try to open anything up in the internet I get a pop up that says Content Advisor and I have to type in a password allowing me into the site. What did I do to cause this? I was trying to make sure that you can't get into any bad sites, and I remember typing in a password, but now I don't know how to get rid of it? Any suggestions.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 6:31:00 PM, on 10/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\2Wire\HomePortal\2PortalMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared... Read more

A:Content Advisor

This was an old fix for content advisor but I thinkit still works

1. Take your Content Advisor settings to the far left. (Level 0: Inoffensive slang)

2. Close all IE windows.

3. Delete C:\windows\System\RATINGS.POL (Send it to the recycle bin so it can be reinstalled if you encounter problems)

4. Open Regedit (Start ==> RUN ==> regedit)

5. Goto: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ratings]

6. For safety, Highlight Ratings and Export key to desktop (name it CA_password). (This allows you to return CA back to what it was, if you find out the password or have other troubles.)

7. Except for the Default Key, delete everything below Ratings.

The KEY by the way is the encrypted password.

Bring up IE, goto Content Advisor, the Settings should be grayed out. The other button should say Enable...

8. Any problems? 1. Put Ratings.pol back in system directory. 2. Doubleclick on CA_password. You're back to where you were.

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My "content advisor" under Tools keeps going back to having a password and it the page (including Crosswalk.com my chat site) does not have a rating then I cannot access it without using my password. I keep "disabling" the advisor, but everytime we close our internet connection it goes back to wanting a password. If you know what I can do, or who can help me find a way to fix it, please let me know. I have Windows 98, a DSL through Big Net and Outlook Express. Thank you very much for your help.

A:Content Advisor

See if this link helps:

Remove the Content Advisor and Ratings Password

Don't forget to make a backup of the registry, just in case.

All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

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Thinking I was doing something to enable cookies for one website, I inadvertenly enabled CONTENT ADVISOR.........Now I have to sign in with a password for every bloody website, even my own!How do I get rid of this annoying conveyance???? I'm chicken when it comes to the registry, but I will atempteven that if I can dump this monster - - - - I don't do porn, or other risky sites, so I don't think I need all thisprotection. Hope somebody can lead me out of this mess.Thanks

A:How to get rid of "Content Advisor"?

Turn off Content Advisor

1.On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.

2.Click the Content tab, and click the Disable button.

3.In the Password box, type your supervisor password, and click OK.
All users will once again have free access to all sites.

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Hi All,

I do some basic troubleshooting for a website, and Ive noticed some
of our members have had issues with our site because their CONTENT ADVISOR on Internet options is on or has been turned on(mainly xp).

Im wondering is some recent windows update, or a new security program (norton/zonealarm) or possibly even a worm had/could have "auto changed" this setting within the browser settings.

This issue has just recently cropped up, and Im a bit surprised to see a few of my users with this setting enabled.

Anybodys thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!

yours truly,
akatechhelp (or not so right now)

A:content advisor -

Content Advisor is easily bypassable or resettable with a certain program. However this program can also screw a PC if it isn't used correctly. I would reccomend going to the person in charge of your Systems, and Network.

Some people need this enabled when thay have access to high speed internet, at work, while bored.......

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When I try to log into a new page a popup called content advisor comes up and i have to enter a password to proceed. How do i get rid of this popup

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I read the thread on Content Advisor fix it solutions. However, I cannot remember the password to change the settings. Would it be better to remove IE, and then reinstall it again?


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Alight, when I try to use my internet browser a message pops up and that says content advisor will not let you see this page untill someone enters the password, but problem is I forgot my password. What do I do to get it back or fix it some way?

A:Content Advisor

There is no other way to do it other than to call IE. 425-635-7123.

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When trying to make any changes this comes up and request a password. Neither of us can remember what we put in so can not make needed changes. How do we find out the password or change it after two years?

A:Content advisor


Unfortunately, The TSF Rules do not allow us to assist with the circumvention of passwords.

This thread is now Closed.

Kind Regards,

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How do you fix a lost Content Advisor password? I have tried everything, searched the registry and technet says to call MS Support.

A:Content Advisor

See if this works:

Let us know.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:

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