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inheritedhornet

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help!! my laptop is used. my main browser is Opera but i have to use IE for some websites. I wanted to change some security settings and it asked for a password. I dont know the previous owner of the laptop so there's no way i can get the password.

What can i do? :whistling:
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Hi there,

Are these like Parental Controls? If you can find the folder there installed in you can rename the folder, restart the computer, rename the folder back to the original name then uninstall the controls. There may be a Start up item that you will need disable before restarting the computer.
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Do you have an account with admin privileges?
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i dont think its parental controls? Yes im using the account with admin proviledges i think....
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As far as I know it takes special or third party software to password protect IE. Most of these are touted as "Parental Controls". They work with IE because they depend on Active X controls to work which is why Opera works and IE asks for a password. You may be able to turn off the Active X control in Internet Options under the Programs tab. Click "manage add-ons". These are the added controls for things like Flashplayer, Shockwave and such. If you can figure out what is installed you may be able to disable it.
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i disabled these two things i found on the add on link and its still asking for a password. i do remember seeing something like parental control in one of the programs and i might have deleted it when i first got the laptop.

deleted:
shockwave flash player
shockwave active x
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Generally these are programs supplied by ISP's. Look in Start /Control panel /add or remove programs and look for ISP software that might be causing the problem.

Shockwave is basicly harmless.
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