Would really appreciate your help!
How can I disable InPrivate Browsing on XP Home?
Posted 15 December 2009 - 12:42 PM
Would really appreciate your help!
Posted 15 December 2009 - 03:18 PM
From the help file for IE8:
If you've already turned on InPrivate Filtering, follow these steps:
Open Internet Explorer.
Click the Safety button, and then click InPrivate Filtering Settings.
Do one of the following:
To automatically block websites, click Automatically block.
To manually block websites, click Choose content to block or allow.
To turn off InPrivate Filtering, click Off.
Posted 15 December 2009 - 03:28 PM
the reason it's difficult in XP home is because the suggested method of disabling in private browsing is to use group policy, which doesn't exist in xp home
one good option would be to use Windows Live Family Safety
With Family Safety, you decide how your kids experience the Internet. Limit searches, monitor and block or allow websites, and decide who your kids can communicate with in Windows Live Spaces, Messenger, or Hotmail.*
or you can disable private browsing in the registry
How to Disable InPrivate Through the Registry
1. Open Regedit. press start, then run, then type "regedit" (without the quotes)
2. The necessary setting is: HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy\EnableInPrivateBrowsing
if that key doesn't exist (everything after internet explorer doesn't exist on my computer)...you may have to create them...do do this, navigate to the last available section of the key...mine stops at HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\ so that's where the following instructions begin
right click on Microsoft in the left pane and choose new, then key. Type "Internet Explorer" (no quotes) as the name of the key. Then right click on the new key you created and choose new, then key and type "Privacy" (no quotes) as the name of the key. highlight the new privacy key, and then right click in the RIGHT pane, choose new, then dword value. Type "EnableInPrivateBrowsing" (no quotes) as the name of the item. The value will default to 0 (which is what you want). now restart your computer and you should no longer be able to enable in private browsing
Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:16 PM
It went very smoothly. After the restart, I opened IE then selected another tab and there was no option to open a tab for InPrivate Browsing. I'm thrilled actually.
The only mention of it is the following sentence which is a link as well:
Learn more about tabs and tab shortcuts, Accelerators, and InPrivate Browsing
Will this be ok do you think. I think it's just an info type article. If I ever wanted to reinstall it (which I can't imagine that ever happening) would I just change that data value of "0" to a "1" or something?
Thanks so much, you Rock!
Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:38 AM
i would imagine that would be fine...you could click it and see what it does
Will this be ok do you think. I think it's just an info type article.
yeah...either change it to 1 or delete the whole key and in private should come back
If I ever wanted to reinstall it (which I can't imagine that ever happening) would I just change that data value of "0" to a "1" or something?
Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:38 AM
This is great! Thank you so much for your help!
Would this work with Vista and Win7 too?
Edited by nortonbiz, 13 April 2010 - 12:00 PM.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 01:54 PM
Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:18 PM
I used their option 1 but it is only working for my administrator account, it didn't change a thing for my other user.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:40 AM
did you try doing what i suggested 2 years ago? because those steps should still apply
Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:51 AM
The admin at sevenforums.com fixed his reg file download so that it affects all users on a PC (which was the problem I was running into... his fix was working for just one user)... can you check it out and see if basically it's the same as your fix to go in manually?
After I posted to him he fixed it and then I downloaded it again and it worked. So I've got the inprivate browsing disabled for all users now... but I wondered if you'd take a look at it and make sure it was a safe alternative.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:54 AM
in fact, the method i posted before (the manual method) is the one that makes the setting apply system wide, his original fix (while valid) was the one that just effected the user that ran the file.
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