IE "Internet Options" - access disabled

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by hsr1, Apr 22, 2004.

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  1. hsr1

    hsr1 Registered Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    After running SpywareBlaster on XP-pro, IE 6.0, sp1, I'm unable to access Internet Explorer, Tools, "Internet Options" e.g. can't get into "Internet Options".
    Error message states, "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer." Can't even therefore change the default home page in IE.
    Probably an easy fix, but beyond me at this time.
    Please advise how to reverse this restriction. Looks like a type of NT4.0 policy restriction or some type of custom control.
    I've looked in administrator tools and registry and have been unable to locate the magic switch. Thanks a bunch!
  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    Actually, that restriction is not set by SpywareBlaster. SpywareBlaster can lock the Home page section of the General tab in Internet Options for IE, but it can't prevent access to that menu entirely.

    In almost all cases where someone has posted this problem here, we've found that they also ran Spybot S&D and used it's Immunize function. There is a setting in Spybot to locked the Internet Options. See the Spybot image in this thread:
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