Internet safety software

  Rhuddlan 00:56 25 Jan 2005

A friend of mine is looking for a new free piece of software that blocks certain websites, e.g. porn etc. U get the picture. She has windows xp home sp1, and avg 7.0 as well as ZA 5.5 but this isn't enough protection, so can anyone suggest anything??? plz

  hugh-265156 01:06 25 Jan 2005

install service pk 2 this has a pop up blocker and an active x download prompt warning. try setting up the content advisor in ie6 maybe too and disable the 'messenger service' in 'control panel/administrative tools/services'.

install spywareblaster to stop a lot of spyware even getting on in the first place click here and update it often too. this should stop a lot of pop ups etc.

install and keep any antivirus software up to date and scan often, back this up with something like adaware or spybot.

try firefox click here ps. i would still install sp2

  ACOLYTE 01:09 25 Jan 2005

click here

This app adds Bad pages,porn pages and known sites that give out spyware to your resticted sites zone in IE it also sets all the HIGH security levels for the Resticted sites zone.

  Rhuddlan 01:10 25 Jan 2005

She has dial up, takes too lonhs for sp2. Already has ad aware, spybot and spywareblaster, but still gets spyware. Any password protected programs that are free to download and install for blocking certain web pages?

  hugh-265156 01:17 25 Jan 2005

i think i have a spare sp2 disc lying around if you want it mail me via the yellow envelope Rhuddlan and i will try and find it for you.

  Rhuddlan 01:18 25 Jan 2005

Thanks a lot Huggyg71, but just found my sp2 disc. Very greatful anyway, your very kind

  Zaphod Beeblebrox 05:56 25 Jan 2005

if you want to block actuall sites try

click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 08:43 25 Jan 2005

She should turn off system restore. reboot, and turm back on as well. I find that the new Microsoft proggie works very well and in real here


  Dennis1 10:54 25 Jan 2005

I use this
click here

  Belatucadrus 11:07 25 Jan 2005

click here iProtectYou free

click here Parental filter

  johnnyrocker 11:11 25 Jan 2005

i note you pose a lot of question rhuddlan but rarely post the results for general information as to how a situation was resolved.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review

The art of 'British' pulp fiction

Best password managers for Mac

TV & streaming : comment regarder le Tournoi des Six Nations 2018 ?