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Topic # 20102 13-Mar-2008 11:42 Send private message

I got a standalone Windows XP machine that’s not on a network and I would like some sort of free "net nanny" type of software so the users can’t access any dodgy sites.

Anyone got some recomendations?


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  Reply # 116334 13-Mar-2008 13:39 Send private message

I have investigated this recently, and drew a blank. There is some good cheap software out there, but no freeware. The problme is, is that someone has to maintain lists of URLs and filters and things on an ongoing basis, and though people don't mind writing software for free, you can't provide an ongoing service like URL filtering for no $$.




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  Reply # 116365 13-Mar-2008 15:17 Send private message

I haven't tried it personally (no need). But have you looked at http://www.opendns.org




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  Reply # 116440 13-Mar-2008 19:12 Send private message

http://www.opendns.com has some nice features for content filtering.
It's not software but a free alternatiove DNS system.

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  Reply # 116506 13-Mar-2008 23:17 Send private message

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/index.php is free for home use. Registration required. Might be just the thing.

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