IE6 denying access to Intenet Options

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mubbers, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    huh?

    I went to use the Internet Options in the Tools tab and got the following message:

    This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system adminisatrator.

    Which is very odd seeing as I'm the only account on my PC and I'm the system admin...

    I can access IE tools through the control panel but the GUI to set the homepage cannot be modified.

    This is very puzzling and I have absol. no idea how it happened.

    Help to rectify this is greatly apprecieated.

    Mubbers
     
  2. yoyo

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    Are you using XP pro? If so check the settings in Group Policy Editor under User configuration > Administrative templates > Windows components > Internet Explorer

    especially "Disable changing home page setting" and "Browser menus" > "Tools menu: Disable Internet Options..menu option"
     
  3. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    yes I'm using XP Pro!

    However being strictly amature I've forgotten how to get at the Group Polilcy Editor!

    Mubbers
     
  4. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    ok! GPEDIT.MSC

    so far so good!!
     
  5. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    Start > Run > type: gpedit.msc > OK
     
  6. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    Thanks YoYo. Did all the stuff above - no joy :(

    In any case all the policies had not been configured but I set them in the positive.

    I recall a problem I had regarding being able to "view source" of a web page. This was rectified by overwriting my existing favorites and desktop folders with ones from new admin account.

    Could this help?


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  7. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    Success!!!

    I'd been hijacked :( in reading through the "Taken Hostage" thread I D/L hijack this and ran it...

    Info popped up regarding restrictions placed on my PC and that it could be hijackers etc... anyway I deleted the two offending keys and problem solved!

    Thanks

    Mubbers
     
  8. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Have you ever used browser hijack blaster?

    Browser Hijack Blaster protects your system from browser hijackers and spyware that alters your Internet Explorer settings.

    It watches and protects the following items:
    IE Homepage, IE Default Page, IE Search Page, BHOs

    -->browser hijack blaster<--