Content Adviser


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Mar 29, 2005
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got a lappy that has content adviser and need to to know how to get rid of without formatting hard drive,as i cannot get on the net ,its a compaq Evo 1020v.
The following steps will remove any password set in the Internet Explorer Content Advisor and allow you to reset the program to its original state.
  1. Click on Start and choose Run.
  2. Type in RegEdit and select OK.
  3. Now click on the little plus sign to the left of H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  4. Continue to drill down, always clicking on the plus sign at the left of the named key, through Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version and Policies.
  5. Now click on the Ratings folder.
  6. In the right pane of the RegEdit window, you'll see an icon called Key. Click on it and press Delete.
  7. Next, choose Registry and then Exit to exit RegEdit. You've just deleted your original Content Advisor password.
  8. Restart the computer and run Internet Explorer again.
  9. Choose View and then Internet Options (or Options for version 3.x). For IE 5 or greater, Click on Tools, Internet Options.
  10. 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.
How To Get Rid Of Content Advisors

"Content Advisor is missing or invalid"

Click with the right mouse button on the icon labeled 'The Internet'.
Click on the Security tab.
Click on the 'Settings' Button in the 'Content Advisor' section.
You will be prompted for a password. If you chose one, enter it and click OK,
if not, leave it blank and click OK.
For each of the options, Language, Nudity, Sex and Violence, move the slider
bar away from its original setting and back to that setting again.
After all four have been changed, click 'Apply' and then OK.
Click 'Ok' on the properties dialogue.
When IE is run again, it will not give you the content advisor message.

Content advisor won't allow you to see the site

If you are in Internet Explorer and have content advisor turned on then when you
try to access a site that has not been rated, sometimes you will be prompted for a
password or be told that content advisor will not allow you to see the site. This can
be fixed by the following.

Click on the 'View' menu in Internet Explorer.
Click on 'Options'.
Click on the 'Security' Tab.
Click on the 'Settings' button.
You will be prompted for a password. If you remember entering a password for IE,
enter it here, if you didn't, just click 'Ok' leaving the password blank. If it doesn't let
you proceed to the content advisor screen, see the final fix. Once in the content
advisor screen, click on the general tab along the top of the window. Insert a tick
in the "Users can see sites which have no rating" option.
Click 'Ok'.
Click 'Ok' on the next window.
Now try and refresh the page. Content advisor will allow it to open.

Content Advisor prompts you for a password that you have not entered, or cannot recall entering into it. Note: Before editing the Registry, it is always advisable to back your Registry settings up before editing.

Click on the 'Start' button.
Click 'Run'.
Type 'Regedit' and click 'Ok'.
Click on the 'Hkey_Local_Machine' folder.
Click on the 'Software' folder.
Click on the 'Microsoft' folder.
Click on the 'Windows' folder.
Click on the 'Current Version' folder.
Click on the 'Policies' folder.
Click on the 'Ratings' folder.
Highlight 'key' in right window and delete.
Click on the 'File' menu and choose exit.
Restart the computer.
When restarts go to 'Properties' on IE again.
Select the 'Security' tab.
Click on 'Disable' ratings.
Click on 'Ok' without entering anything when prompted for a password.
Click on 'Ok' when warned that Content Advisor has been disabled.

That is the 1st thing that comes up in google when you type in "content advisor".