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Web blocking software

Postby dandynick5 » Nov 23rd, 2012, 7:35 pm

As the title says, looking for suggestions for a good, free web blocking software. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Web blocking software

Postby Quixote » Nov 23rd, 2012, 11:46 pm

For what purpose? Have you checked this page already? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... l-controls
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Re: Web blocking software

Postby grammafreddy » Nov 24th, 2012, 1:22 am

dandynick5 wrote:As the title says, looking for suggestions for a good, free web blocking software. Thanks in advance.


I use the "OFF" button.

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Re: Web blocking software

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 24th, 2012, 3:06 am

grammafreddy wrote:
dandynick5 wrote:As the title says, looking for suggestions for a good, free web blocking software. Thanks in advance.


I use the "OFF" button.

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Re: Web blocking software

Postby Bsuds » Nov 24th, 2012, 5:37 am

Turn off the Modem.
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Re: Web blocking software

Postby Loed » Nov 24th, 2012, 11:17 am

To what purpose are you blocking the web?

Giving us an idea of your usage for this tool will allow us to better find a tool for your usage.
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Re: Web blocking software

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 24th, 2012, 1:53 pm

Loed wrote:To what purpose are you blocking the web?

Giving us an idea of your usage for this tool will allow us to better find a tool for your usage.


True that.

When I first saw the title I just figured they were after parental control software like Net Nanny to limit what their kids can access.

I don't know why someone would wish to block the web, but if so I would have thought the simplest approach would be some sort of router configuration.
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Re: Web blocking software

Postby dandynick5 » Nov 24th, 2012, 2:55 pm

Sorry. I forgot to put in the part about web site blocking. yes, I'm looking at something for blocking websites. Carry on.
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Re: Web blocking software

Postby Captain Awesome » Nov 24th, 2012, 3:08 pm

dandynick5 wrote:Sorry. I forgot to put in the part about web site blocking. yes, I'm looking at something for blocking websites. Carry on.


Do you have a router?

I find the best way to go is to block the websites on your router - this way none of the computers or mobile devices (wifi) can get on those sites. No need for software, most routers have black list feature.
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Re: Web blocking software

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Nov 24th, 2012, 3:34 pm

dandynick5 wrote:Sorry. I forgot to put in the part about web site blocking. yes, I'm looking at something for blocking websites. Carry on.


So I take it you are looking for something to childproof the web on your PC's?

Captain Awesome wrote:I find the best way to go is to block the websites on your router - this way none of the computers or mobile devices (wifi) can get on those sites. No need for software, most routers have black list feature.


True enough, but that approach only works if you know what sites you are trying to block.
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Re: Web blocking software

Postby StraitTalk » Dec 2nd, 2012, 4:08 pm

Not necessarily. Netgears let you blacklist based off codewords and I'd assume most routers work similarly.

Third Party Software will do this. IE. Net Nanny type software.
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Re: Web blocking software

Postby zensiert » Dec 3rd, 2012, 1:10 pm

The problem with most if not all "web blocking software" is that children are naturally curious and insistent, and will quite quickly find ways around the software. Remember, they do not have day jobs, bills to pay or other "adult" issues, so they have plenty of processing power left over to try to "get to the fun" however they can. Unless you have the software running right on the router, and the router secured behind a locked door, and the computer in question wired directly into the router (with no wireless that they could connect to another router with, like a neighbour's), the software will be defeated in quite short order.

The brother of my best friend is a father, and an ex-IT tech to boot. And even he has trouble keeping his kids off of questionable sites. Him, an I.T. specialist, has trouble. That's the problem with end users: there hasn't been a system made yet that they won't find a way to break, either deliberately or by sheer serendipity.
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