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My aunt bought a new laptop the other day. Ive helpped her set it up, but she wants me to block the nasty sites. What software can I use?
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post #2 of 11
The nasty sites? Maybe she shouldn't be tempted to go on them!
I'd say getting firefox and adblock plus would help a lot for a start. Not sure about total website blocking though, perhaps some kind of child filter?
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Yep Ive installed firefox for her, but I didnt know firefox had such a feature for blocking those sites.
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post #4 of 11
I dont think you can actually block sites, and why doesnt she just not go on them?
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post #6 of 11
Any good firewall/antivirus should hav parental control features. I never use them obviously, but I know for sure both Zonalarm and Bitdefender do. There are also many other standalone utilities, some of which are free, but I've never had the need for them.
post #7 of 11
Not meaning to be rude, but Parental Control would probably be the best thing to go for. Just set it up so it only blocks rude sites, and enable everything else. Dunno of any programs, though.
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post #8 of 11
I bet that 30-40% of the Internet is filled with duplicated porn sites, good luck blocking them all.
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post #9 of 11
Those parental control sites also block sites that aren't related to porn at all...
Usually, it's because they have to do with some controversial activity like port scanning...
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post #10 of 11
You can use OpenDns to block sites if you register.
http://www.opendns.com/features/adult/
http://www.opendns.com/support/article/116

Or you can download a custom hosts file which blocks ads, spyware etc
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