1. Right-click on My Computer & select Properties: What Windows version is
displayed in the resulting General tab (e.g., Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 1; Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 2)?
2a. 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)?
2b. Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it and which would have been reinstalled, but invalid, when you reinstalled
Windows "about 6 months ago")?
3. IE Tools | Internet Options | Security | click on/highlight Restricted
Sites | click on Sites button: Closely examine the list. If
and/or *.facebook.com is listed, select/highlight it then
click on the Remove button. Close IE, reboot & test.
> Wow, now I am really confused. About 6 months ago I reformatted his
> computer and removed the parental controls (he is the admin - no password
> etc) and I know I went into IE Tools | Internet Options | Security |
> Restricted Sites and put in that website. Once I did that I verified he
> could not get into facebook. I am wondering now if he went in there and
> messed with something. When I go to www.facebook.com on that page before I
> logged in to my account and takes me to the same log in page over and
> Any suggestions?
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> You missed the point: Placing a website in Restricted Sites security zone
>> [as in IE Tools | Internet Options | Security | Restricted Sites] does
>> disable any user from accessing the website.
>> You may have used Vista Parental Controls (or some other software) to
>> disable access to the site. If so, you'll have to re-enable access that
>> way. See
>> sheila4typing wrote:
>>> I did go into Restricted zone and typed in www.facebook.com so that he
>>> not get to facebook; however now I have removed that restriction from my
>>> home and he is allowed to access this website. My problem is it is not
>>> the restricted zone to remove it.
>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>>>> Are you thinking of Content Advisor vs. Restricted Sites security zone?
>>>> [Placing facebook.com in Restricted Sites zone wouldn't keep him from
>>>> accessing the website.]
>>>> sheila4typing wrote:
>>>>> I went into restricted sites and add facebook on my son's computer and
>>>>> would like to remove that so he can get to facebook. The problem is
>>>>> go back into restricted sites it is not listed; however when I open up
>>>>> facebook page it show at the bottom restricted site. How do I remove
>>>>> to allow him to go there?
>>>>> He has Microsoft Vista on is computer.