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How to remove contant Advisor from my laptop

I bought a Toshiba 490xcdt from ebay. I got wireless internet. I can,t get through to any sites because every time I try a contant Advisor sign keeps coming up it tells me I need a pass word to enter. How can I remove this so I can just seach the web and get my email. It comes on when I try to use the cdrom . I can,t access any thing. I called the guy who I bought from he sayes he don,t know what to tell me. When the content advisor comes up it says enter your dogs name I did that and it
says wrong pass word. I don,t even know what a content advisor is or where it came from.

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    says I need to skype out and sign in
    again . i don't know how to sign out it is a pc

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In your internet explorer click on Tools>Internet Options >Content. Disable the content adviser. if you cant get the password just download say Mozilla Firefox then use that as your browser.

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