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Help blocking pornographic sites


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jc29ems

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Hello,
I am trying to block dirty/pornographic websites from a computer I offered to help a friend fix. People keep using it to visit dirty websites and the computer keeps getting infected with viruses. I was wondering what I can do to block these websites and if there is any freeware out there to do this. The computer has Windows XP Home.

Thanks for all your help.

Edited by jc29ems, 08 November 2006 - 01:13 PM.

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you could use the built in content advisor within internet explorer...or you could get something like netnanny (which is software that does the same thing...but a little better)...or you could password protect the computer so that only your friend can use it...and whoever else keeps using it for "unsightly purposes" could buy their own computer..
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You could install VMware Player and download a browser appliance or OS to run from VM. You could set up limited accounts and install an alternate browser and disable scripting. You could set up a duo-boot with Linux and insist that anyone using the PC use only Linux.

Appliances OS's are fun to play with.
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JavaCool's Spyware Blaster has a pretty good database to prevent infections from known problem sites.
http://www.javacools...areblaster.html
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Thanks for the replies. I already have spyware sweeper running on that PC, love it. I've just gone ahead and am going to try to block the sites if I see they are visited and also use the content advisor. I don't want to have to pay for software. Thanks again.
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Hello again everyone,
I thought i had the problem fixed by going into "internet options" then "security" and then under "restricted sites" and clicking on "sites" I listed all the sites that have been being visited. I noticed that the sites are not blocked and you can still visit them. Is there something else I have to activate or how do I go about doing it the right way becaue obviously I did something wrong.

Thanks for all your help.
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