Blocking unwanted sites

July 2, 2005 at 21:23:33
Specs: win 98se, 1.3/256

Need a free software that will block out porn sites / sex sites or sexual content. But not a free trial. Any ideals? Thanks to all

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July 2, 2005 at 21:53:26

Ideals? I suppose I do have a few, but I'm not sure why you're asking...

One starting point might be the HOSTS file, but if you're looking for something like Net Nanny (but for free) maybe checkout Google's list of Internet filter freeware

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

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July 2, 2005 at 21:56:58

To keep my kids out. Thanks for your reply.

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July 2, 2005 at 22:01:41

Yes, well, the only surefire (perhaps even ideal) method might be to remove the power cord. That way they'll have to go to their friends' house instead

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

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July 2, 2005 at 22:18:39

If you are using Internet Explorer try this:

In IE go to Tools > Internet Options > Content and under Content Advisor click Enable and each category set accordingly also click the General tab and set a Password.

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July 2, 2005 at 22:34:03

I'm not familiar with filtering software but with all the porn sites out there it seems like it'd be better to find software that only allows specific sites rather than disallows the porn sites. That way you could designate certain safe sites and block out everything else. There must be something like that available.

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July 3, 2005 at 01:09:45

You won't be able to completely stop them. I had no trouble at all with accessing explicit images on a Department of Education (school) computer. Nor did the Head teacher of IT at the local High School have a successfull demonstartion the the librarian of how the firewall prevents the kids from accessing porn!

I use a router at home. My kids (teenagers) have computers in their rooms. I just look at the router log occassionally and let them know I can see what they are looking at.

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July 3, 2005 at 03:55:59

Thank you all for your help and replies. Gives me something to think about.

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July 3, 2005 at 17:49:16

rimfire, what are you doing looking at porn on a DOE computer? just curious...anyway, i dont there is any such program. oh, and if you do find such a software, dont allow them to any search engine with an image search 'cause they'll just use it for that purpose instead of directly to the sight. also, most if not all porn sights have spyware so you'd best put spybot-s&d on the system(s) just in case

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July 4, 2005 at 03:21:56

Proving that it could be done.

This was in an adult education institution. No one there was under thirty. Surprisinly both of the ladies either side of me found it amusing.

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