Web Filtering Software Reviewed

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Web Filtering Software Reviewed


K9 Web Protection

I usually recommend a free solution before a paid solution for software. In some cases where there is not a suitable free solution I will just skip that option rather than recommend one that I have not used myself.  In this case K9 Web Protection is a software that I have used and trusted for years. The software can be downloaded and installed from http://www1.k9webprotection.com/. From the link previously mentioned you can read more about the product as well. In summary it works on both Mac and Windows platforms and is now available for iOS and Android. K9 Web Protection is free for home use. You can also purchase a license to use K9 Web Protection for business, government, non-profit, or other use. If you have more than one computer at home you will have to follow these instructions to get additional licenses http://www1.k9webprotection.com/support/kb/K9158.html.

Some of the many features:

  • Block web sites in more than 70 categories, including pornography, gambling, drugs, violence/hate/racism, malware/spyware, phishing
  • Force SafeSearch on all major search engines
  • Set time restrictions to block web access during designated times
  • Configure custom lists for “always allow” and “always block”
  • Override a web page block with password
  • Trust the enhanced anti-tampering, even children can’t break
  • View easy reports to monitor and control web activity
  • Real-time categorization of new adult and malicious sites
  • Best free parental controls software/internet filter available

Other Options

So, you tried the above mentioned option and it did not quite work out for you? At this point you can uninstall and try another solution, no expenditures but your time have been spent. And if you think about it, even your time was well spent because now you have a better idea of what you want.

Paid Solutions

As far as paid web filtering software I mostly have used Net Nanny which happens to be ranked #1 on a popular review site for 2014. If you would like to read more details please follow this link: http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/. These reviews are based on: ease of use, ease of installation, feature set & filtering effectiveness.