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How can an administrator limit clocktime used by a Windows executable per time period?

In lieu of proper parenting, I want to limit the amount of clocktime a Windows executable consumes per time period - for example, I want my child playing no more one hour of Batman per day, without it ...
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How do I filter out addresses using HTTPS for a D-Link router?

I recently got a new router, a DRL-600L Router from D-Link, and was setting up some filters to block out certain websites. One problem I am having is blocking out addresses that use https instead of ...
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How do I lock out all PC activity depending on time?

I'd like to enforce a curfew, say 11 PM, and stop a kid from using the PC after that, locking the user out of all activity unless a password is given until morning. Is there some way to do this in ...
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Lock an Installation Folder, Even From Administrator?

I have installed Norton Family parental control software on Windows 7. The issue is that people using the computer have figured out how to disable the program by manually deleting the installation ...
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Can I block ALL file downloads in Chrome?

I'd like to disable all file downloads in Google Chrome. I've done this to IE with group policy trivially, however Google Chrome apparently cannot do this natively. There is a setting named "set ...
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Enable Minecraft with Parental Controls

My kids (somehow) talked me into installing Minecraft on my iMac. I have separate accounts for them with the Parental Controls feature enabled for each account. When they start up Minecraft on their ...
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How to disable WiFi while keeping Ethernet enabled?

At my house, the kids all use WiFi, while the adults use Ethernet. I want to let the adults use the Internet at any hour, while denying access to the kids at 9:30 PM. I also want to keep them off in ...
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How do I make a machine “blank screen” for a period of time (as a penalty) if certain noise levels are reached?

My kids (4 and 5) yell a lot when playing games on the computer. I found an effective cure for this. When I hear loud noises, I ssh into the game computer and do: chvt 3; sleep 15; chvt 7 This ...
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Any similar tools like Fiddler's AutoResponder?

So, I was looking for a parental control that could block my children from some unwanted websites and redirect them elsewhere. As far as I searched, I found this handy Fiddler tool. It does all that I ...
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How do I get into parental controls on Windows 8

I may be overlooking them. I want to set some controls for my little ones. But since I can't find the parental controls, I can't set them. Can you help me?
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Block websites in google chrome incognito mode?

I try a lot of website blocker extension for chrome, but these extension not working in incognito mode. How can I block a website completely in Google chrome? Thank you for the answers.
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Selecting a different parent in Family Safety filters for Windows 8?

I've got Family Safety up and running nicely on a Windows 8 Surface, with two parent accounts and two child accounts. When one of the child accounts reaches its time limit, the user can "Ask a parent ...
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How do you troubleshoot Family Safety reports

I have set up Microsoft Family Safety in Windows 8 for my daughter's account. At first I got meaningful reports via e-mail each week. But then the e-mails started reporting no activity, even though ...
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What are the parental controls within Windows 8 and how do I use them?

I've got some little ones that I want to be able to use my PC, BUT I don't want them using my account since it's an admin account. I've created a user account for them without admin privileges and ...
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How does Kaspersky Parental Control calculate internet time usage? [closed]

I'm trying to limit the usage time of Internet with Parental Control of Kaspersky (or Web Policy on Business Editions), but wondering about problems may occur. How does Kaspersky calculate the ...
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How to enable parental control in specific user account in Windows 7?

I have my laptop used by my room mates, I have a user account and everyone knows the password for the same. I don't want to put parental controls on my user account and want to create a room mate ...
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Parent control software for iPod [closed]

My kids both have iPod Touches and I'd like to apply some parental controls. I have had a look and I know there are some really limited features on the phone itself, and a variety of filtered ...
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Switch console user remotely on windows

Sometimes I need to remote my home computer to make my kid's account logged-on physically and I'm currently using VNC to do that. Is it possible (with or without modification) to connect users to the ...
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Prevent users from clearing Firefox history

As a parental control, I'd like to disable the ability to clear the history in Firefox. Also, how can I have this history be automatically sent to my e-mail address?
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Where can I find a good free password protected app/service which prevents access to any adult material through the browsers?

Where can I find a good free password protected App/service which prevents access to any adult material through the browsers? I need to block all adult sites and adult content from Firefox, Chrome ...
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Parental controls floods system.log with errors

I was digging around for fun, and I found that the system.log was FLOODED with errors. Here's an example. Mar 20 08:46:34 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker ...
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Add time to an OS X Parental Controls managed account with a shell command

I imagine that there's a simple counter for daily usage, and that this can be modified, but I've been unable to find any documentation on where or how to do this. Does anyone know?
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How do I review MacOS Parental Control overrides?

I use Parental Controls in MacOS 10.6.1 to limit the amount of time my kids use the computer. Sometimes, my kids seem to be getting more time than they're supposed to get, or at times of day when they ...
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Can I allow standard users to install software when Parental Control is enabled?

I had to set up a time limit to one of the account on my Windows 7 PC. So i had created a standard user account and set up parental control for it. But i want the user to be able to install ANY ...
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Multiple Instances Of Applications in Parental Controls - Allowed Apps List After Snow Upgrade

After upgrading several systems from Leopard to Snow Leopard there are now multiple instances of several applications listed in the System Preferences > Parental Controls > Allowed Apps The ...
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OSX - Parental Controls - System Preferences - Unchecked - But Not Blocked - Why?

Why is it that using Parental Controls and unchecking the box for System Preferences sometimes does not block a user from gaining access to System Preferences ? I have blocked other users accessing ...
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How do I monitor what my kids do on the computer? [closed]

My computer is used by my kids, who are 10 and 15 years old. I want to monitor that what they do in my absence. I want to see when they turned the computer on or off; which websites they opened; whom ...
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How to create a hidden admin with a parental controls account? [closed]

I was wondering if it would be possible to enable the hidden account admin net user administrator /active:yes With a parental controls account? When I try to run as admin it never works and ...
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How to customize the BitDefender 2011 Parental Control blocked website page

Any idea how I can customize the webpage displayed when trying to access websites blocked through BitDefender 2011 Parental Controls? Thank you.
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Parental Controls on Windows Media Center

I'm running a Windows Media Center box (using Windows 7 Professional). Movies are encoded as MKV files, each movie in its own folder, and I'm using YAMMM to provide metadata. I have set up Parental ...
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How can I view Mac OS X Parental Control files with format .data?

OS X stores Parental Control logs in /Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls/Users/[username]/year/month with the extension .data. For example, 15-usage.data contains usage data for the ...
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Is there an API \ command line \ other automation method to configure parental control on Windows 7

I'm looking for a method to automate the configuration of parental control on Windows 7 Is there an API \ command line \ other automation method to configure parental control on Windows 7?
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Enforce user time restrictions to log out or off from Windows 7

How can I limit the time spent on the computer or force a log out from a Windows 7 machine? I used to use Windows Steady State to limit users (kids) from being on too long but SteadyState does not ...
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Web access control for a Mac environment

Our home environment is all Mac. I wish to have more control over net access than I can manage using 10.6 or 10.5 Parental Controls. I don't want to install poor quality or unreliable software. I'm ...
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Looking for inexpensive web content filtering options for home use [closed]

I've been using an old Fortigate-60 at home for the kids for some time but now the license is expired again. Are there any free or inexpensive alternatives? I'd like something I can run on a linux ...
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a freeware software to limit my kids time on the PC [closed]

I am looking for a freeware software that will set a schedule and a time limit for the amount of time my kids are able to use the PC. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Alternatives to parental controls for Vista Business workgroup machine?

How can I restrict access to the internet and execution of files on a Vista Business machine? The computer is part of a workgroup.
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Second User on MacBook can't access downloads used by the Administrator

I am the Administrator on the MacBook, which we have all been using. I have set up a user account for my son so I can use parental controls. He had downloaded a few things in the administrator user ...
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Change parental controls on windows 7

I installed parental controls on Windows 7 under Administrator,instead of user, now everything is blocked and I'm unable to go 3 seconds without confirming a password again. I go to Control Panel, ...
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How to restrict use of a computer?

Suppose that some person is insomniac because of a bad habit of chatting on the IRC every night until 3AM. That completely ruins this person's life because he is unable to wake up on time to attend ...
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Internet connection activity on Windows 7 (disabling during night)

Is it possible to disable internet connection on Windows 7 based on time settings? By either some settings in registry or disabling devices or something similar? I would like to disable internet ...
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How can I disable private browsing/incognito mode in browser X?

Search results for this question contain nothing but arguments for and against. Please take those up in another forum. I want to know is there an option, extension or hack to disable private browsing ...
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How can I limit the usage time for an user profile in Windows?

I have 4 kids so the battle for time on the living room computer never ceases, I am also implementing an attempt at some level of control over how much time the kids get based on their behavior etc ...
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Mac Software To Restrict PC Usage Time

Is there any application that can block usage to a Mac after it has been logged in for X number of hours? This would be sort of like a "parental" type software.
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Windows 7 parental controls

I set up the parental controls on a standard user account in windows 7, so that the user could only run specific programs that were authorized. I then logged in to that account and tried to run ...
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Router that can control when internet is on/off, based on time ranges?

Is there such a thing (a router) where you can set when you want the internet to be accessible? e.g. Only allow 1 hour of internet usage per day. or turn on internet between 6-8pm, otherwise off. ...
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Routers with decent parental monitoring / traffic logging?

I'm looking for consumer router / firmware recommendations with reasonably robust remote URL / hostname logging & reporting functionality. Most logging functionality I've seen is terrible - ...
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How does the Webfilter of Windows Vista's “Parental controls” work?

How does the Webfilter of Windows Vista's "Parental controls" work? Is it integrated in IE or a proxy?
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Can I disallow printing with parent controls on Snow Leopard?

I have two children under 4 who are quite computer-savvy, and have their own account managed by parental controls to restrict what they can do an see. However, I haven't found a way to disallow them ...
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software to track internet usage on family computer [closed]

is there any free software that can track internet usage (websites visited) on a computer? (windows vista) the software shouldn't be visible, i.e. users shouldn't know its running