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    Error accessing Internet Options Menu (IE 5.01 )

    I am receiving the following message when trying to access my home computers IE Tools/Internet Options Menu and Windows Explorer Tools/Folder Options Menu. The other thing that has been happening is that my homepage default in IE sometimes changes to a site that is "X" rated I assume and then will not display. I have to go through the Control Panel Internet Options to change back the default homepage, but can not get rid of this message nor access these two dialog boxes. I am running Win 98 and IE 5.01. Here is the exact message I receive. "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

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    Re: Error accessing Internet Options Menu (IE 5.01 )

    There is a key in the Registry called "Policies" that system administrators can use to lock down access to the Options dialog. The Internet Options are discussed in <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=ie&Number=61016>this thread</A>; there presumably is a similar group of settings for Folder Options.

    As for the X-rated home page, you might have one of those creative viruses. If you don't have up-to-date antivirus software, you can get a free scan from Trend Micro at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://housecall.antivirus.com/>http://housecall.antivirus.com/</A>.

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