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I need a blocker please.


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#1 loopyju

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 04:10 AM

[COLOR=red][SIZE=14]HELP!!

I need a site blocker to stop porn being viewed from my computer.

I went out the other night, and left my babysitter messing about on my pc, when I got back, she had a house full of boys, who were looking at porn sites.

I find it worrying that it is so easily availalable on the web! :thumbsup:

I've tried the security options in the tools menu on my internet explorer, but everyother site I went on needed the password to view it as that particular site did not have a rating.

Please, someone must be able to help.

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#2 BuenoCabra

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 04:35 AM

Hola, loopy.

There are several blocker programs available out there. I can't tell you much about most of them. A few of the most famous are NetNanny, CyberSitter, and CyberPatrol (all at their respective .com). Of course, you have to pay for all of those.

The one filter I have had experience with is We-Blocker (http://weblocker.fameleads.com/). It's been a couple of years since I used it, but when I did, it was great. First (and best) of all, it's free! No charge to download, and no subscription charge. I think there might be a charge for tech support on it, though. It blocked pretty much everything in the way of pornography. It updates frequently, and it's very customizeable and easy to use. It's got a password override, so it's simple to get to a site if you know it's safe but it gets blocked. It does slow you down a bit, but I'm betting that's because it scans every site so thoroughly. Like I said, it's been a while since I used it, so I can't speak for the newest version. If you want to read some reviews, head over to http://www.download.com/We-Blocker/3640-2381_4-5530725.html.

I'm sure there are other options out there, you just kind of have to search around. If nothing else, Google "web filter" or "net filter." You're bound to find something that you like. Good luck!

Adios,
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#3 Leurgy

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 06:45 AM

Thanks for the Firefox commercial Techsomething but I don't see the relevance to loopyju's dilema.

loopyju, in Internet Explorer go to Tools>Options and under the Content tab click on Enable under Content Adviser. In this area you can set parameters for the content that is allowed to be viewed. You may have to play with the settings a little but it can block content you deem undesirable. You need to set a password.

Either that or get a new babysitter. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 03:05 PM

Thanks for the Firefox commercial Techsomething but I don't see the relevance to loopyju's dilema.

@Techsomething
Did you compose that writeup yourself?
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Posted 11 July 2005 - 03:36 PM

We place a great deal of importance on space for web pages in Firefox. That's why our browser has more space devoted to web pages than

Nope. Unless they are a developer for Mozilla....

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 09:40 PM

When i read that she had a room full of boys looking at porno, i couldnt help but come to the conclusion that he had a computer full of viruses.

Not only does Mozilla have more parental control options, its better for blocking viruses and popups. According to recent reserahc internet explorer has like 50 unpatched holes microsoft doesnt plan to fix about 20 rated critically. Mozilla only has 6 and the mozilla foundation plans to fix them in firefox 1.05

Anyway no, that whole big speech about mozilla can be found here.
http://www.mozilla.org/about/

#7 Leurgy

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:31 PM

When i read that she had a room full of boys looking at porno, i couldnt help but come to the conclusion that he had a computer full of viruses.


More likely a room full of kids with raging hormones. Internet Explorer or Firefox or whatever, the porn is there unless you can block it. That was loopyju's original question, so lets get back to that, shall we?

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:42 PM

ok i think you misunderstood the question.

Hes asking if theres a way you can block the porn. So i reffered him to firefox, wich has davnaced parental controls.....and the abillity to not only block thhose sites, but the ability to block the spyware/virus/cookies of those sites.
mmmk thanks.

Mod Edit: This post has been edited, in order to remove an inflammatory comment.

Edited by Scarlett, 12 July 2005 - 02:34 PM.





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