I don’t know if it is a bug in IE, or if my Nephews are playing a game with me. Suddenly over the weekend I started to get prompted for the parental controls password
Hmm. I do not know the password…since I never set one. If I try to turn it off or modify it by going into Internet Explorer settings…
Quick search of the net and I discover that you can simply browse to this key in the registry:
See the key that says Ratings?
When I deleted it I was able to get back into IE again.
Now I can browse to any site I want, without being asked for a password.
Update: Just got a note from a reader:
Um…you just told my kids how to get around the parental controls. Thanks!
David – Actually not. If you only allow your kids to have a non administrator account they cannot access the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key in the registry.
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