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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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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

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
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Windows 7 Parental Controls *With* Domain Accounts

There are many how-tos on how to enable Windows 7 Parental Controls while a computer is joined to a domain. However, what I would like is a 'hack' to enable parental controls on a domain account. I ...
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Limit access to advanced user (self)

Hello i've got a personal problem: i am a computer games addict and i need to limit my access to games (forbid all games, actually). I know i should solve this problem from the other end e.g. find ...
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Limited Administrator Rights Windows 7

Looking at getting my son a new laptop for Christmas so he doesn't have to use my wife's when he needs to do schoolwork/surf, etc. The old laptop is Vista, this one will be Windows 7 (hooray), but I ...
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Free software for parental control of MSN and Internet in Windows XP

I'm looking for some free parental control software for Windows XP that will allow restriction of applications (MSN, Internet (IE or FF)) based on time of day and or hours used. E.g. no MSN or ...
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Track kids browsing history even when they know how to clear it manually

I have a colleague with two teenage boys (yes, cue cliche's about 'I have this friend see...') He's currently having issues with them browsing pr0n and wants to do a little spying on their browsing ...
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How do I set up a email whitelist using only procmailrc to protect my kids from unwanted email?

How do I set up a email whitelist using only procmailrc to protect my kids from unwanted email? I currently us the OS parental controls, but that is only good for the computer it is enabled on. I ...
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How can I let the kids use Webkinz with parental controls turned on?

The kids like to play Webkinz. However, I enabled "Parental Controls" on their account, mainly so that I can limit their login hours—I haven't restricted the web sites they can visit using ...
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How can I filter my internet connection based on content?

I have a WinXP PC that my children (4-14 years old) use but want to restrict some internet activity to prevent them from being exposed to some of the questionable and adult content that is available. ...
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Windows 7 Parental Controls - How to Disable?

On Windows 7, I'm getting an error saying that "Parental Controls can be bypassed because there is an administrator account without a password." The issue is that there are no other accounts. I had ...
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How to help children avoid the dangers of internet [closed]

I am sure many of you "SuperUsers" have children, and you have the internet. What software, computer settings, etc do you do to protect your children? I feel strongly that the best defense is to ...
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Parental Controls in Ubuntu - per user

I would like to set up parental controls on Ubuntu for a friend of mine. I want it so that the child user has the controls set, but the parent user is not restricted. To be clear, they are sharing one ...
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Forgot IE password for parental controls on windows vista

A good friend of mine has 3 kids. He was very worried about protecting his kids from porn, so in a panic, he turned on Parental Controls. His mistake was that he entered a password and did not write ...
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Parental control or outbound firewall?

Based on the Age distribution of Stack Overflow users some of you might also have kids in the ages when certain images can be very disturbing. An age when they cannot yet decide by themselves what ...