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Anonymous
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July 22, 2005 1:06:05 PM

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I am running Microsoft Windows XP Pro. When I go to "tools" then "internet
options", and then click on "content" tab, I get a window that opens and
requires a "Supervisor Password" that I have no idea what it is. I did not
put this password on the system and would really like to get rid of it. It
even offers a "hint" that I do not know. No one else uses this pc, so I have
no idea how it got the password prompt. Any ideas on how to get rid of this
password requirement?

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Anonymous
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July 22, 2005 5:34:33 PM

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DrummyC wrote:
> I am running Microsoft Windows XP Pro. When I go to "tools"
> then "internet options", and then click on "content" tab, I
> get a window that opens and requires a "Supervisor Password"
> that I have no idea what it is. I did not put this password
> on the system and would really like to get rid of it. It
> even offers a "hint" that I do not know. No one else uses
> this pc, so I have no idea how it got the password prompt.
> Any ideas on how to get rid of this password requirement?

You might want to take a look at this article:

http://www.pchell.com/support/contentadvisor.shtml

You might want to scan your PC for a virus or some sort of
spyware. That type of behavior sounds a lot like what a pest
would do to prevent you from hindering it's activity.

Nepatsfan
Anonymous
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July 22, 2005 6:21:03 PM

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"Nepatsfan" wrote:

> DrummyC wrote:
> > I am running Microsoft Windows XP Pro. When I go to "tools"
> > then "internet options", and then click on "content" tab, I
> > get a window that opens and requires a "Supervisor Password"
> > that I have no idea what it is. I did not put this password
> > on the system and would really like to get rid of it. It
> > even offers a "hint" that I do not know. No one else uses
> > this pc, so I have no idea how it got the password prompt.
> > Any ideas on how to get rid of this password requirement?
>
> You might want to take a look at this article:
>
> http://www.pchell.com/support/contentadvisor.shtml
>
> You might want to scan your PC for a virus or some sort of
> spyware. That type of behavior sounds a lot like what a pest
> would do to prevent you from hindering it's activity.
>
> Nepatsfan

False alarm. After many days of looking for the answer, I happened to ask my
son, the copmuter wiz, and he recognized the "hint" as his password to access
his email account at the University where he works. I tried his password and
it worked. Whew. At least it wasn't a virus, and thank you a great deal for
your input.
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 22, 2005 10:32:23 PM

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DrummyC wrote:
> "Nepatsfan" wrote:
>
>> DrummyC wrote:
>>> I am running Microsoft Windows XP Pro. When I go to "tools"
>>> then "internet options", and then click on "content" tab, I
>>> get a window that opens and requires a "Supervisor
>>> Password" that I have no idea what it is. I did not put
>>> this password on the system and would really like to get
>>> rid of it. It even offers a "hint" that I do not know. No
>>> one else uses this pc, so I have no idea how it got the
>>> password prompt. Any ideas on how to get rid of this
>>> password requirement?
>>
>> You might want to take a look at this article:
>>
>> http://www.pchell.com/support/contentadvisor.shtml
>>
>> You might want to scan your PC for a virus or some sort of
>> spyware. That type of behavior sounds a lot like what a pest
>> would do to prevent you from hindering it's activity.
>>
>> Nepatsfan
>
> False alarm. After many days of looking for the answer, I
> happened to ask my son, the copmuter wiz, and he recognized
> the "hint" as his password to access his email account at
> the University where he works. I tried his password and it
> worked. Whew. At least it wasn't a virus, and thank you a
> great deal for your input.

Glad to hear you got it fixed.

Nepatsfan
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