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block all but some websites

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#1 Jimboscomp


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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:08 AM

OK so I see all the utilities that allow you to make a list of website you want blocked from users viewing them. But I can't find one that blocks all websites, but allows you to make a list of viewable websites. Could anyone point me in the right direction?

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:06 PM

I do remember a program that does just that. I will keep looking but Windows Steady State might work for you, too.
Using Microsoft Windows SteadyState to Limit Access
This is a new program by Microsoft for Windows XP and Vista users that allows you to define features by user profiles. As you might guess, you need to have different user accounts and assign privileges. These privileges range from being able to save data to the hard drive or gaining access to the Internet. Microsoft describes the product as allowing you to,

* Defend shared computers from unauthorized changes to their hard disks
* Restrict users from accessing system settings and data
* Enhance the user experience on shared computers

Windows SteadyState is free and powerful. Itís one people might consider when they get a new computer. There are a couple caveats. The first is the program works using an Internet whitelist, not blacklist. In other words, you can tell SteadyState to allow a specific profile access to a web site, but you couldnít list a site as an exclusion.

Another caveat is that it comes with a learning curve which makes sense given its capabilities. There is a fairly active community where you can pose questions but I would suggest reading the documentation before you start. Currently the program does not work with Vista 64 bit versions.
K9 may also work. http://www1.k9webprotection.com/aboutk9/product-features.php
(Free to Home Users)
Web Site Exceptions

In addition to the defined and custom protection levels, K9 Web Protection allows you to explicitly block or allow access to specific Web sites. For example, K9 is blocking a site, but you want to allow access to it, but not any others in the category.

Edited by buddy215, 21 November 2008 - 01:17 PM.

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#3 dragon_heart


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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:05 AM

search parental control software

eg: netnanny

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