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Offline Erica15

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Site Blocking
« on: February 22, 2011, 01:56:37 PM »
I want to block a specific website. Avast offers me this help:

Site blocking
On this page you can enter the URLs of any websites that should be blocked so that they cannot be viewed in your browser. This feature can be used to block access to sites that you do not want children or other users to be able to access, e.g. sites that contain adult content.

I have tried looking for it in the AntiVirus program in the section "Spam Protection" area where this tool is supposed to be but I haven't been able to find it. Where is it?

Thanks so much!

Offline YoKenny

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 02:16:58 PM »
Which version of avast! are you running ???
Is it Free, Pro or Internet Security ???
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Offline TedNelly

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 02:18:49 PM »
If you are using Beta 6.0.989 AV have a look under Additional Protection

hope this helps??
« Last Edit: February 22, 2011, 02:29:34 PM by tednelly »
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Offline Bubek

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 02:45:20 PM »
FOR Developers:
 Please add in Avast 6  free to block the entire Internet, except for certain sites.

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 02:58:07 PM »
FOR Developers:
 Please add in Avast 6  free to block the entire Internet, except for certain sites.
Well if it's except for certain sites then it's not the entire internet, if you wish to type in every site you dont want into site blocking you can otherwise use your firewall to block the internet or the parental control feature of windows to filter out site's not suitable for children.

Offline Bubek

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 03:18:19 PM »
parental control feature of windows
AT windows Xp sp3 no function parental control feature
I want to give children access only to authorized sites, but I do not need a firewall.

Offline YoKenny

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 04:12:14 PM »
parental control feature of windows
AT windows Xp sp3 no function parental control feature
I want to give children access only to authorized sites, but I do not need a firewall.
See:
Net Nanny Internet Filter Software for Your Home
Have Complete Parental Control

http://www.netnanny.com
or
K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.
http://www1.k9webprotection.com  
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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2011, 04:46:01 PM »
+1 for K9
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Offline Bubek

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011, 05:13:10 PM »
Why install another program, when Avast emerged as a convenient tool for blocking sites?
Besides, I've tried so many of these programs - some do not work as they should, others I did not like.
I would like all the same block through Avast Free.
K9 support for windows Internet Explorer and Firefox.
How about Opera and others browsers?
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 05:21:29 PM by Bubek »

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 05:25:31 PM »
Why install another program, when Avast emerged as a convenient tool for blocking sites?
Besides, I've tried so many of these programs - some do not work as they should, others I did not like.
I would like all the same block through Avast Free.

Well avast isnt a childs parental watchdog it's an antivirus program so your only option is to use another program like YoKenny suggested or you can also block non child friendly programs with WOT which works with firefox, internet explorer, google chrome, opera, and safari.  http://www.mywot.com/en/download
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 05:30:39 PM by craigb »

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Site Blocking
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011, 06:16:33 PM »
Why install another program, when Avast emerged as a convenient tool for blocking sites?
Because avast is far far of being a site blocker.
If you want to make a list, you can start...
You need a specialized tool if you want parental control.

K9 support for windows Internet Explorer and Firefox.
How about Opera and others browsers?
K9 works with any browser as it works at low level, filtering the internet traffic.
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