Cannot set a password for Internet Explorer

Giordano Bruno

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I currently have no password protection for Internet Explorer 11. I am trying to set one and have "RunDll32.exe msrating.dll,RatingSetupUI" then in Content Advisor > General >Create Password I have a form requiring "Password", "Confirm Password" and "Hint".
When I enter a password and confirm it, I receive the message "The password you typed in is incorrect". This makes no sense to me as I am not trying to change a password. I've tried various complex and simple passwords, but the result is always the same.
Does anyone have any ideas what I should do next?
 

crazyman143

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The password feature of internet explorer is very limited and you would probably have better luck with a different solution. Why are you trying to set the password?

You could use something like OpenDNS if you want to block or allow certain websites for protection. They offer a free tier that is decent. There are also some parental control apps that will allow more granular control of web content. Is that what you're trying to do?
 

Giordano Bruno

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Thanks for your reply crazyman. No, I don't want to block websites. My concern is that someone else may be using my internet connexion as I seem to use up my download allowance rather too quickly and I want to make access to the internet available only via a password. Perhaps I was trying to do this the wrong way.
Do you have any suggestions?
 

crazyman143

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There is this app for 30 bucks that is supposed to allow you to set a password to access the internet. Here's the link.

Here's a free app that's supposed to allow you to password protect any exe file. I guess you could use this to password protect iexplore.exe, but there's a risk of messing up your system doing that. Here's the link for that one.

Or, a more complex way might be to create a local security policy to prevent other users of the PC from using IE.

Personally I'd just set a password on my account and not give it to anyone.
 

cb600fshornet

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Hi Giordano,

Are you aware of anybody else using your computer?
What is your internet allowance for the month?
What do you typically use the internet for? Videos? Music?
Do you use a wired internet or wireless?
 

spellunker

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Waste of time passwording a browser, change the password in your modem / router. Also change the default wifi password if you have wifi.
 

Giordano Bruno

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Hi joedaman and spellunker. Thanks for the contribution. I have understood that I will get nowhere password protecting the browser. Changing the password for the router seems more promising. Will there also be a password for the modem? I didn't realize that.
I'm not sure if anyone else is using the computer, it should only be me, and the allowance is only 5G/month. I generally don't use it for videos or music, nor do I upload very much. My internet is wireless. Untill a few months ago, I never used the 5G, but now I find it going by around the 20th of the month.
Thanks for your interest.
 

crazyman143

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Can you tell us what model of wireless router/modem you have? Usually you will need to browse to its IP address with your web browser, then it will ask for a password. Then you can manage it's settings via web interface.

Sometimes the password is on a sticker on the bottom. If not then you can look up default passwords online by model number.
 
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