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Windows 7: Internet Explorer Content Advisor - Reset

Internet Explorer Content Advisor - Reset

How to Reset Internet Explorer Content Advisor
Published by Brink
27 Mar 2009
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How to Reset Internet Explorer Content Advisor

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Content Advisor is a tool for controlling the types of content that your computer can access on the Internet in Internet Explorer. After you turn on Content Advisor, only rated content that meets or exceeds your criteria can be viewed. You can adjust the settings to suit your preferences.

This will show you how to completely reset Internet Explorer Content Advisor back to it's default settings as if it was never enabled or had settings changed.

You will need to do this while logged in to an administrator account.
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If you have IE10 or IE11 now through Windows Updates, then you will have the "Family Safety" option instead of "Content Advisor" now.

If you like, you can set to show Content Advisor in IE10 and IE11 Internet Options again.

When you click on "Family Safety", you will be taken to Parental Controls. However, Web restrictions and activity reports are not included in Windows 7 Parental Controls like they were in Vista. You can still restrict the sites a standard user account can visit and see reports of their online activity by adding a service provider in Windows 7 Parental Controls, such as Windows Live Family Safety.

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To Reset IE Content Advisor using a REG File
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click the .reg file (On Desktop) and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. Close and reopen Internet Explorer.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg and .zip files on the desktop if you like.

To Reset IE Content Advisor in Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu.

2. In the search line, type regedit and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
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3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)

5. In the left pane, expand Policies and right click on Ratings and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)

6. Click on Yes to confirm deletion. (See screenshot below)
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7. Close regedit.

8. Close and reopen Internet Explorer.
That's it,


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