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Internet Explorer Content Advisor - Change Ratings Level

How to Change Ratings Level in Internet Explorer Content Advisor
Published by Brink
28 Mar 2009
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How to Change Ratings Level in Internet Explorer Content Advisor


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Content Advisor uses ratings that websites provide to identify potentially offensive content. This will show you how to change the category rating levels to what level you want instead. By default, Internet Explorer is set for the strongest (or most inoffensive) level of ratings.

You will only be able to do the steps in this tutorial 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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Here's How:
1. If not already, then enable Internet Explorer Content Advisor.

2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Internet Options icon.
A) Go to step 4.
OR

3. In Internet Explorer, click on Tools and Internet Options.

4. Click on the Content tab and on the Settings button. (See screenshot below)
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5. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

6. Type in your Content Advisor supervisor password and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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7. Click on the Ratings tab. (See screenshot below)
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8. Select a category in the upper section, then adjust the rating slider to the what level you want all users to be allowed to see. Repeat this until you have changed the rating levels for each category that you have wanted to change.(See screenshot above)

9. When done, click on OK. (See screenshot below step 7)

10. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 4)
That's it,
Shawn



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