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internet explorer 7 security settings disabled

Just installed IE7 on my Windows XP Home computer and now I can not change any of the security settings. All of the options are greyed out. On the bottom a message states that I have to consult the system administrator?

I am the system administrator on my system so where is the problem. Is this a problem related to the fact that I,m running Windows XP and not Vista.  Microsoft update has IE7 as a critical install item but I don't believe that IE7 should of been released. Besides my security problems I have notice weird things happening to my tool bars and links also.
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IE7 runs on XP fine.
Try this.

Right down the bottom is a possibility. They tell you how to backup the certain part of the registry that your about to change as well.

RobuzRetiredAuthor Commented:
Thanks I will give it a shoot and let you know.

RobuzRetiredAuthor Commented:
Right on the money...   Now I can fix my other computers.  Just like to know if this is a common problem! Search all over the internet for an answer. Now if only I can stop the links bar from disappearing at random times!$#  Humm!  thats another question.

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I shudder with Microsoft roll out something like that via Windows update.
I think it affects a few, just how many when it's finally out to everyone remains to be seen.

Unfortunately there will be "quirks" Microsoft do have to iron out.
I can't find anything leaping out at me about the links toolbar disappearing at a quick search.

Looking at 2 of your other open posts they too seem to be restriction based.
It's almost as if these computers came from a corperate enviroment built around keeping them as "original" as possible or at some point they have been locked down.
RobuzRetiredAuthor Commented:
I built both computer myself and never had a problem with IE6 before I updated to 7

Sorry Robus, I was just thinking out loud with that post.
Just seemed similiar in what was causing them to fail.   (VERY roughly seemed to be permission based, but that was a first glance.)
If you need help with analysing a hijackthis log with them then just ler me know.

RobuzRetiredAuthor Commented:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:45:34 AM, on 11/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
D:\More Utiities\HotkeyHelper\HotkeyTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imontray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
D:\Web Utilties\CPal\CPBrWtch.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 8\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
D:\More Utiities\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Window Utilties\ScnSaverSwitch-Plus\SSSwitch.exe
D:\More Utiities\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
D:\Web Editors\HomeSite 5\Homesite5.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
D:\Web Utilties\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
D:\WEBUTI~1\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\More Win Stuff\HijackThis 1.99.1\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS10
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: IE to GetRight Helper - {31FF080D-12A3-439A-A2EF-4BA95A3148E8} - D:\More Utiities\GetRight\xx2gr.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - D:\WEBUTI~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RunDLL32.exe NvMCTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: GetRight - Tray Icon.lnk = D:\More Utiities\GetRight\getright.exe
O4 - Global Startup: NaturalColorLoad.lnk.disabled
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download All by FlashGet - D:\Web Utilties\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using FlashGet - D:\Web Utilties\FlashGet\jc_link.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - D:\WEBUTI~1\FlashGet\flashget.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - D:\WEBUTI~1\FlashGet\flashget.exe
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/15026/CTSUEng.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=39204
O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/15026/CTPID.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3D9DC602-392F-41B2-8075-591C6AA98795}: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{3D9DC602-392F-41B2-8075-591C6AA98795}: NameServer =
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Sandra Data Service (SandraDataSrv) - SiSoftware - C:\Program Files\SiSoftware\SiSoftware Sandra Pro Home 2007\Win32\RpcDataSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Sandra Service (SandraTheSrv) - SiSoftware - C:\Program Files\SiSoftware\SiSoftware Sandra Pro Home 2007\RpcSandraSrv.exe

RobuzRetiredAuthor Commented:
Now all my computers are fixed..
Side note: I was having a problem with Homesite so checkout the setting on two of my windows xp tweak programs to see if by mistake I had disabled access to the security settings. Unfortunately nether one had this option disabled. So I'm still not sure  how it got locked down! Like I said installing IE7 seemed to cause the problem.

Having a look at the log I don't see anything too bad, I personally do not like getright, but asides from that it looks pretty clean.
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