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naren17

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Site Blocking Module in Avast
« on: August 29, 2011, 06:29:26 PM »
Can I block porn/adult sites through site blocking feature of Avast? Not just a url, I mean all the porn/adult sites.

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Re: Site Blocking Module in Avast
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 06:34:11 PM »
No you can't block by a category only by URL.

I suggest you use OpenDNS if you want to block sites by category, that way you don't have to maintain any listing.
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Re: Site Blocking Module in Avast
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 06:38:01 PM »
I think Avast should include this type of protection or parental control in site blocking module or webrep module.

Any plan of Avast to include such protection?

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Re: Site Blocking Module in Avast
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 06:44:43 PM »
As far as I'm aware they have a stand alone product like that. So I rather doubt it will be included in the AV products and certainly not in the free product. I also don't want to see avast become some bloated monster trying to be all things to all men. Not to mention I don't believe parental control comes under the heading of security.

There are plenty of parental control products out there, some free.
http://download.cnet.com/windows/parental-control/3150-27064_4-0.html
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Re: Site Blocking Module in Avast
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 06:45:30 PM »
I think Avast should include this type of protection or parental control in site blocking module or webrep module.

Any plan of Avast to include such protection?

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Naren


Open DNS is a good way to go and you also get some very useful security tools too but don't forget Windows Live Family Center >> http://explore.live.com/windows-live-family-safety-child-kid-protect-filter-sites-chat-faq << which you download free and then give different profiles to each user on a machine. That deals with content type and also has access timers which are superb. I use a combination of both to keep my sons usage in check and keep him away from content that is unsuitable.

There really is no need for Avast to duplicate these services.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2011, 06:47:49 PM by AdrianH »