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Old 01-12-2011, 04:35 AM   #1
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Default Parental control

Hey guys. First of all, it's been ages since I came here the last time, glad to see there are still some of the old guys around. Anyway, I need a little help.

I'm looking for a good, simple to use (preferably free) parental control software. Google gives me loads of different ones so I'd appreciate if someone has any personal experience. I don't need anything with a lot of options, it's just for blocking xxx websites and that kind of stuff.

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:25 AM   #2
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What version of Windows do you have? Windows 7 has some native Parental Control software...
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:03 AM   #3
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I'm going to need the install this software on 2 computers. One is running windows 7 and the other one has win xp.
I already looked at the one that comes with Win 7 but it has some major flaws, as far as I know the "controlled" account can't have admin rights. And it appears that it can only block programs (or the whole computer) but I just need something that would block xxx material from the web. They will still need to be able to use firefox for other stuff.
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Found a site for reviews of different free content blockers.

Top 5 Best Free Web Filtering Software and Parental Control Software

#5 Looks to be right up your alley.
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thanks. I also found this Parental Control Bar | Home Page and it looks to be pretty decent.
I guess I'll install both of them and see which one suits my needs better.

Thanks again for the quick help.
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Another alternative that can't be disabled is to use OpenDNS. They offer free filtering services, and you can run the control program from your own system / profile.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:33 PM   #7
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plz use openDSN to prevent from this problem
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