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IE Content Filter enables itself

Hi

I am having a very odd issue with one of my clients pc's. The PC is XP Pro SP3 on a domain running Server 2003.

The issue is that the users IE content filter will turn itself on after it has been disabled.

We're not too sure when the problem first occured but even though we have disabled the content filter via internet option in the control panel and have even removed the registry entry it will still enable itself.

It appears to be ok for a couple of days and then it will once again ask for a password to view a site.

Out of the 10 PC's on the domian (this being the newest) it is the only one to have this problem.

Any ideas?
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diles
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johnb6767Commented:
Any Domain GPO's in effect that could be causing this problem?
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dilesAuthor Commented:
No GPO's. This machine was fine one day then this happened. It looks like a virus or malware but we have scanned the pc using variuos tools and find nothing.
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johnb6767Commented:
What tools have you scanned with?
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dilesAuthor Commented:
I've scanned with Mcafee, Spybot, Malwarebytes, Superantispy, rootkit reveal all in safe mode. 4 pieces of malware found & removed although I couldn't tell you what they were called though.
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johnb6767Commented:
start>run>rsop.msc

User Config>Windows Settigns>IE Maintenance>Security>and Double Click Security Zones and Content Advisor.

Anything under the view Settings?

Im  reaching here.....
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dilesAuthor Commented:
Check there but everything is greyed out.

The options ticked are: Do not customize security zones & privicy

also

Do not customize content ratings.

Both the Security Zone & Content Zone Precedence tabs have nothing underneath them.

I actually needed to eneter the content filter password to view that information. This should all be controled via Group Policies so it seems a bit odd that this one machine keeps reverting back to a Content Filter Enabled state.
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johnb6767Commented:
Just wondering if it was EVER connected to a domain with the policy in place....
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dilesAuthor Commented:
No, this policy was never implemented.
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johnb6767Commented:
I almost hate to suggest this........

Do a search for *.iem, and rename those files to .old..... Should onyl be a few of them....



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dilesAuthor Commented:
I'll give it a go and get back to you soon.
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dilesAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your help, sadly the issue is still unresolved but we will be putting our client on a new domain soon and all pc's are to be rebuilt so this will not doubt sort out the issue.

I am now closing this thread and will distribute points.
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