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Blocking sites.

by cbucolo / March 11, 2004 7:26 PM PST

Hi
i am hoping someone could advise me on the best way to block certain websites from being accessed (i know your thinking porn) but its not, more my younger sisters are both constantly using the pc for chat and sending text messages etc. anyway im using XP and i have norton net security 2003, how can i block just a couple of websites from being accessed?

cheers much appreciated.

chris

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Norton
by LarryD / March 11, 2004 7:29 PM PST
In reply to: Blocking sites.

Earlier versions of Norton Internet Security (I no longer use it) had a site blocker, called, I think, Parental Control. Look through NIS and see, I am sure it is there. It blocks, by default, many sites, but you could easily add one.

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Re:Norton
by LarryD / March 11, 2004 7:31 PM PST
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Re:Norton
by cbucolo / March 11, 2004 10:42 PM PST
In reply to: Norton

Thanks LarryD i knew this function existed from when i set up norton but couldnt remember how to get to it.
cheers works perfectly.

first time i use these boards and instant help, thanks everyone who replied.

again much appreciated.

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Re:Blocking sites. HOSTS file and the Content Advisor.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2004 8:54 PM PST
In reply to: Blocking sites.

A free solution is the content advisor that is included with IE.

Add in a HOSTS file to re-direct a bad site to say Yahoo.

Bob

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You learn something new every day.
by LarryD / March 11, 2004 9:27 PM PST

I never knew about content advisor, thanks!
Since I am 95% Firefox (IE for MSFT related sites only), I was wondering if that feature exists within the Mozilla related world.

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Re:You learn something new every day. The hosts file is my best defense.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2004 9:52 PM PST

Not only does it limit that issue, but HPGURU's HOSTS file blocks many other bad items as well.

Bob

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