IE: Erase, Reset, and Disable the Content Advisor Password

Posted May 22, 2005 by MickeyMouse in Windows

You are on a system that has the content advisor enabled. You want to disable it, but you do not know the password. Here is what to do.


This tech-recipe involves changing the registry. If you are not familiar with editing the registry, back up your system.

    1. Click Start button.
    2. Click Run.
    3. Type Regedit in the run box, and click OK
    4. Navigate to this key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

    5. Select the Ratings folder.
    6. In the right column, right-click on the icon called key.
    7. Select Delete.
    8. Exit the Registry.

The content advisor password is now blank.

To Disable the Content Advisor, use the following steps:

    1. Open IE.
    2. Click the Tools menu.
    3. Select Internet Options.
    4. Click the Content tab.
    5. Click the Disable button.
    6. When asked for password, just click OK (as the password is blank).

The content advisor is now off.

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