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GokaiGold

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a question about site blocking
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:39:23 PM »
i'm Avast 7 Free user and Google Chrome user as well. i have a question about site blocking, it will slow down my computer (mine is Windows XP) if i add more than one sites to be blocked? so i don't want to go to some sites that have disturbing images or videos such as Snopes.com, Shock Sites and Gore Grish
« Last Edit: November 13, 2012, 10:53:14 PM by GokaiGold »

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Re: a question about site blocking
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 11:12:31 PM »
hi GokaiGold,

If it is either site blocking or it is block by category, this might interest you:  http://www.opendns.com/home-solutions

You can get the free version of OpenDNS here:  http://www.opendns.com/business-solutions/premium-dns/benefits

Should get you to thinking.  Why use the manual options within Avast! when you can use this?  Seems a bit more work that way.

Read all related materials within the site to get an idea if this will do what you need it to do.

Business/commercial solutions are also available.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 21H2 Avast Premier Security version 22.3.6008 (build 21.3.7108.721) UI version 1.0.702.

GokaiGold

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Re: a question about site blocking
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 12:04:39 AM »
thanks! :)


GokaiGold

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Re: a question about site blocking
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 07:12:09 PM »
sorry for double posting but, i don't like OpenDNS.. but should i give site blocking option on Avast a chance? because OpenDNS won't let me block some sites such as Rotten.com  >:(

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« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 07:27:38 PM by Pondus »

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Re: a question about site blocking
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 09:58:44 PM »
Thank you for that, Pondus,

Kids here are grown, so unaware of Parental Control feature as I do not need it.  Should help the OP investigate whether OpenDNS meets their needs or not.

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@ GokaiGold,

Sorry about the above.  BTW, it is not possible to double-post here as it is your thread that you started.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 10:01:00 PM by mchain »
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Re: a question about site blocking
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 11:53:27 AM »
i'm Avast 7 Free user and Google Chrome user as well. i have a question about site blocking, it will slow down my computer (mine is Windows XP) if i add more than one sites to be blocked?

Can someone please clarify this? Is it a known trait of Avast that using its site blocking feature slows down computers. I probably have about 20 sites entered (Vista).