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icemn45

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i need help keeping out the porn. i have many young eyes that use our pc. they have a separate log on(windows xp home edition). however when they are searching for things, even homework subjects, porn almost always seems to show up. i've tried going into IE6 options to set the content and have tried using the parental control with norton internet security. these both seem to block some things but not all, and sometimes block things they shouldn't. is there anything available thats more reliable than always looking over shoulders, ready to hit ther off button?
 

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If you have a kid who is computer literate he will almost always find out a workaround:)
 

icemn45

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thx for the replies. from what i can find so far, CyberSitter to seems to have the best reviews. i'm going to keep looking around and try to find a good one for free first, because i hate to put out $40 and find that it doesnt do much better than what IE and Norton are doing forme now. if i find anything worthwhile i'll post it. thx again
 
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f1_champ said:
If you have a kid who is computer literate he will almost always find out a workaround:)
If you are computer literate, XP provides a fairly comprehensive list of security lock down options that allow you to basically lock down a program like Net Nanny.
 
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Don't forget that those porn popups may have left spyware on your system. So even though you may block new porn adds the cookies from the old ones could still be there. Do you have something like Adaware SE or Spybot to check your system?
 

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"EWIDO" will find 'bad' "cookies." You can download the trial and ignore the notice that the trial period has ended. Just update manually. Run the complete scan mode (top menu choice) which will take a long time too complete. Just be patient. Problems will be pasted one on top of another as the program runs. You handle them individuallly or can choose to treat all in the same manner as the first. "EWIDO" is a regularly recommended urtility here at TSG.
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Hey redoak, thanks for your words about EWIDO. I didn't know that we could continue using it just by manually downloading the updates and then running the scan. Never thought to even try that. My free trial had expired several days ago but I just did the above!! Thanks again.
 

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"Buf": You are welcome. Little known fact I picked up here at TSG. {redoak} :)
 
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Hi,

Cybersitter is available as a trial

http://www.cybersitter.com/predl.htm

I used the program very successfully to keep a daughter now very near teenage, judging by the tantrums she has reached them, away from anything unsuitable for a long time.

Problems

Very few

She could not reach the Harry Potter web site, because of a banned word "Wizard"

easily solved by adding the site to a trusted zone.

In real terms Cybersitter will cost less than a child or baby sitter for an evening. Last for years and will stop all bar the most determined child from accessing anything.

You could also consider a router ( or possibly software) which can provide logs of all web sites visited. Armed with the list and a baseball bat you can discuss this with the child concerned. Who will protest loudly " But Dad or Mum". It wasn't me I wasn't using the computer at that time, it was -------

Edit for typo's

hth

Ceri
 
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