How to Use Content Advisor in IE 6.0
If you share a home computer with your kids, you can control access to web sites with Internet Explorer’s Content Advisor, by using rating systems or by specifying sites that users can or cannot view. Here’s how:
- In IE 6, click Tools | Internet Options and click the Content tab.
- Under Content Advisor, click the Enable button. This opens the Content Advisor dialog box.
- To use ratings, click the Ratings tab and adjust the slider bar to the level you want to use for each category (language, nudity, sex, violence).
- To specify web sites, click the Approved Sites tab and enter the URL of each site you want to allow in the Allow This Web Site box. Click Always or Never to add the site to the Approved or Disapproved list, respectively. To remove a site from the list, click it in the list and click the Remove button.
You can also create a supervisor password so others who use the computer won’t be able to change these settings: Click the General tab, then the Create Password button and type in and confirm your password.
How to Disable Office Online Featured Links
Microsoft Office 2003 includes the featured links in Microsoft Office Online that lets you view new and updated information about Office, but some folks prefer to disable this feature. You can do this by editing the registry. Here’s how:
- Open your favorite registry editor and navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0CommonInternet
- Double click the following value: UseOnlineContent
- In the value data box, type the desired value as follows: 0 = never show Office Online content, 1 = Use only offline content (.chm files) when available, or 2 = use Office Online content when available.
- Click OK and close the registry editor.
You can also use the Help menu to modify Online Content settings. For instructions on this and other ways to control these settings, see KB article 891158 here.
How to help protect yourself from spoofed web sites and malicious links
Web spoofing is a tactic used by phishers to create web pages that look like those of a legitimate company or individual, usually for the purpose of getting you to enter information such as credit card numbers or passwords that they can then use for fraud or identity theft. IE 7.0 contains the anti-phishing filters to help protect you, but what can you do while you’re still using IE 6.0? KB article 833786 contains tips for steps you can take to protect against this threat. Link here.
“Access Denied” error when you try to open or save a file in Office
If you try to open or save a file in a Microsoft Office program such as Word or Excel, and you get an error message that says “Access Denied,” then the program closes unexpectedly, it may be an issue with permissions on redirected folders. You can resolve the problem by following the instructions in KB Article 891636 here.
Error Event occurs if you repeatedly restart the computer
If you restart your Windows XP computer several times, you may find an error event added to the System log that says the System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error ‘0xC0000035’. This happens because System Restore can’t successfully rename the Change.log file. You can work around the problem by turning System Restore off and then back on, but you’ll lose your existing restore points if you do this. For more information, see KB article 903264 here.