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lost access to "internet options"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by IE security question 23423, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. IE security question 23423

    IE security question 23423 Flightless Bird

    all of a sudden, i cannot access internet options, and i am givin a warning
    says

    "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in affect on this
    computer. please contact your system admimisntator
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    Use Regedit.exe and search for NoBrowserOptions and remove it.
    It is most likely to be here (but not necessarily)
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Restrictions
    If you are unfamiliar with Regedit, then ensure you know how to
    restore your Registry in case of error and it is a good idea to export
    any key before deleting.

    Check the startup (Start-Run-MSCONFIG-Startup tab) for any unknown
    items if it is reset on reboot.

    If you use SpyBot's Immunize feature, then you can unlock in Tools-IE
    Tweaks-"Lock IE Control Panel"

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows -Internet Explorer

    On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 20:24:01 -0700, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, IE security question 23423 <IE
    security question 23423@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >all of a sudden, i cannot access internet options, and i am givin a warning
    >says
    >
    >"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in affect on this
    >computer. please contact your system admimisntator
     
  3. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    In news:56AB8029-ACCE-4B7D-B769-C8DEB357B91F@microsoft.com,
    IE security question 23423 <IE security question
    23423@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > all of a sudden, i cannot access internet options, and i am givin a
    > warning says
    >
    > "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in affect on
    > this computer. please contact your system admimisntator


    Whatdid your system administrator say, when you contacted them? Assuming of
    course that someone is administratively over-ridng your indicidual choices,
    as is normal in a corporate environment.
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    State your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2) as well
    as your IE version in your next reply.

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?


    IE security question 23423 wrote:
    > all of a sudden, i cannot access internet options, and i am givin a
    > warning
    > says
    >
    > "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in affect on this
    > computer. please contact your system admimisntator
     
  5. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Mar 17, 11:24 pm, IE security question 23423 <IE security question
    23...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > all of a sudden, i cannot access internet options, and i am givin a warning
    > says
    >
    > "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in affect on this
    > computer. please contact your system admimisntator


    If you did not change the restrictions, something changed it for you
    (or it is broken some other way).

    It does not make sense to just change the registry to remove the
    restriction or use some other method as a "fix" for the issue and not
    know if you there is malicious software afoot or not. You could "fix"
    it and be able to access the feature but still be infected and what
    good will that do you and who knows what else is broken? How did it
    get this way in the first place?

    One you know you have no malicious software, if it is still broken,
    then fix it - and the best way to fix it on a clean system depends on
    your version of XP.

    I recommend the following course of action.

    Perform some scans for malicious software, then fix any remaining
    issues:

    Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware
    detection programs:

    Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/
    SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/

    They can be uninstalled later if desired.

    To eliminate questions and guessing, please provide additional
    information about your system.

    Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

    msinfo32

    Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select
    All, Copy and then paste the information back here.

    There will be some personal information (like System Name and User
    Name), and whatever appears to be private information to you, just
    delete it from the pasted information.
     

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