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Monday, January 16, 2012

Free Porn Filter for Your Home PC or Network

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Someone in my small group recently told me about a free online porn filter for your PC that also speeds up your internet connection. I had heard of OpenDNS before, but had never really attempted to use it. Apparently they have added a family parental controls feature for free. There is a premium version, but apparently the free version does quite well. As my children get older and get on the computer more, I don't want them randomly getting to sites as well it protects you from going places you should not go. The features of the OpenDNS FamilyShield are:


  • Instantly blocks access to adult websites. No complicated configuration.
    FamilyShield is pre-configured to block adult websites across your Internet connection.  Just turn it on and go.  The filter is always up-to-date, adding new sites 24/7.
  • Flexible parental controls that protect every Internet-connected device in your home, instantly.
    When you set up FamilyShield on your router, every device in your home gets protected. That means everything: your kids' Xbox, Playstation, Wii, DS, iPad, and even their iPhone.
  • Built-in anti-fraud and phishing protection.
    Take the guesswork out of identifying fraudulent sites. FamilyShield automatically blocks phishing and identity theft websites.
  • Makes your Internet faster and more reliable.
    Setting up FamilyShield frees you of frustrating, intermittent Internet outages and makes Web pages load faster, which makes your overall Internet connection faster.
  • Free.
    OpenDNS FamilyShield is free to use for home networks. Some limitations apply.
The premium version adds stats so that you can see what's being visited (or attempted to visit) on your network, and premium customer support. Many people recommend adding anti-phishing software and anti-spyware software to your home computers, but I've never had the need for them. I run Avast as my anti-virus software, which includes some of that. It looks like OpenDNS adds to that as well. If you're looking to add quality blocking to your internet for cheap or free, I think OpenDNS is a great solution.


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