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Internet Options "some settings managed by administrator"

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    Internet Options "some settings managed by administrator"


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ok. You can download and merge the .reg file I attached below, and approve all prompts to remove all Windows Update group policies. Sign out and in of Windows afterwards to fully apply, then see if you are able to set your Windows Update settings.
    Hello,
    I've used the attach file you added to remove "some settings are managed by your system administrator" and wasn't successful, please help.
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Mar 2015 at 10:07. Reason: moved to new thread

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    Hello Jnrabbit, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please go ahead and create a new thread for your issue with as many details that you can provide.
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    Click image for larger version

    Brink,
    Thanks for your response, the image above and the message in yellow is what I'm currently dealing with.
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    Well, that has nothing to do with Windows Update, and is why the .bat file you tried from the other thread didn't help. Luckily it won't hurt anything since it just restores default settings for that.

    Instead, it looks like an administrator (you??) may have specified and prevented to change the homepage of Internet Explorer. As a test, see if using step 1 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below may help.

    Internet Explorer Home Page - Specify and Prevent Changing - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Brink,
    Your Awesome, It work! I just purchase this computer and it came this way. I was log on as the administrator and that message was still appearing there. Good thing I came across your website when I was doing research in how to remove this. Why did this computer come this way? Guessing the issue was in the registry editor. Also I would like your recommendation for a good antivirus software including malaware,spyware, etc.


    Thanks
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    You're most welcome.

    Yeah, I'm not sure why the manufacturer would not of had it set that way. I suppose if it was ever on display or a boxed return, it may have been set by someone playing with it.
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Mar 2015 at 18:29. Reason: typo
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    Brink,
    The computer definitely wasn't a return item, purchase brand new online from Wal-Mart and inspected the item after opening it. Prior to this purchase I purchase another computer and it's settings was also set the same way, strange. Do you have a recommendation for a good antivirus software including mala-ware, spyware, tune-up, etc.

    Thanks
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    I like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free or Pro. It can be used along with Windows Defender.

    I wouldn't recommend using any 3rd party tune-up or registry cleaning type program. There are tons of snake oil out there with them, and Windows already has automatic maintenance included.
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    Thanks for the recommendation for the malware, however I had the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed in my computer. I removed it after speaking to a Dell representative when I purchased the computer 2 weeks ago. I had asked them about a sleeping issue the computer is experiencing and he informed me that these free malware and virus are not good and causes software issues and that's why I'm experiencing this sleep issue on the computer. Don't know how true that is.
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    I'd say that the Dell rep doesn't know anything about MBAM.

    I use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro, and never had an issue with it, and it doesn't have any options or features that could wake the computer.

    I think the rep may have been referring to these free all-in-one type utility programs instead that claim to fix everything on your computer with a magical push of a button. Now, those are nothing but snake oil and garbage that should never be installed.
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