FAQ - IE 6.x - How to Remove Content Advisor Password

Problem:

I don't remember the content advisor password. How can I reset it?

Solution:

To reset the Content Advisor to its original state and remove any passwords, follow the steps below:

Note: Using the Registry Editor incorrectly can cause problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Use extreme caution when going into this area of your computer. Edit the registry at your own risk and always back it up prior to making any changes.

To make a backup of registry:

  1. Click on Start
  2. Choose Run.
  3. In the Open field, type regedit.
  4. Click the Registry menu
  5. Choose Export Registry File.
  6. In the File name field, type backup.
  7. Click Save.

Continue to make changes:

  1. Click on the plus sign to the left of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  2. Click on the plus sign to the left of Software.
  3. Click on the plus sign to the left of Microsoft.
  4. Click on the plus sign to the left of Windows.
  5. Click on the plus sign to the left of Current Version.
  6. Click on the plus sign to the left of Policies.
  7. Now click on the Ratings folder.
  8. In the right pane of the RegEdit window, you'll see an icon called Key. Click on it and press Delete.
  9. Next, choose Registry and then Exit to exit RegEdit. You've just deleted your original Content Advisor password.
  10. Restart the computer and run Internet Explorer again.
  11. Choose View and then Internet Options (or Options for version 3.x)
  12. Click on the Content tab and click on Disable. When asked for a password, don't enter anything; just click on OK. This will disable Content Advisor because there's no longer a password.

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Category: Software     Platform: All Windows
Document #: 395     Author: Huma Rizvi    
Last Modified by: Cynthia Senicka on 03/26/2008