Internet filtering / site blocking software

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
I'm looking for some windows internet browsing filter / blocking software that will block everything as default and I can add sites to are allowed.  All the software i've managed to find work the other way around giving access to everything only blocking the sites I specify.

Anyone know if such software exists?

Question by:trancetopia
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    Expert Comment

    You could just add access list to your router, depending on what router you have. Is this a home, small office or enterprise. Websense will do what you are looking for but is expensive and geared toward the enterprise.

    Author Comment

    Thanks for your reply.  I've though about using an access list in the router but that would restrict other pcs on the network.  What I need is something to install on a specific pc so access is restricted just to that machine.

    I need this for a home network and don't really want to spend a great deal.  I just need to keep my wife (at her request) off shopping sites :)  As there are so many shopping sites and all she needs or wants access to is her online banking is to block everything and just allow the banks site.

    Things I have to do!! :P

    Any other ideas?
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    Accepted Solution

    You could just turn up the security in Explorer and then set the banking site as a trusted site. I think you could also accomplish this by using the content advisor. Click on tools -> Internet options and then you'll see the tab for security and for content.

    If you are not going to use this computer to access any other sites you could manually configure the IP address, leave the DNS portion blank but make sure it is set to use an LMHost file and then add the banking information to the LMHost file on that machine. This will prevent Internet explorer from using DNS services to browse the internet but will allow it to find the one site specified in the LMHost file

    Author Comment

    Now that sounds like a solution to me.

    Thanks for the info trackz_2 i'm off to investigate.

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