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Parental Control Download block feature 'Missing'

Q: Parental Control Download block feature 'Missing'


1st post, so be gentle please!!

On my version of Vista (2.6?) Parental Controls does not have the option
Windows Vista Web Filter, therefore I cannot choose whether users can downlaod items or not, however my daughters get the message saying that downloads have been blocked:

so I think I have set it somewhere when I first set up the PC

I am also using Net Nanny but this does not seem to have any downloading blocking options?

Any idea why the Vista Web Filter is not an option on my PC; is it something to do with Net Nanny or something completely different??

Please fire back if you need more info etc.


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I want to go for an anti-malware product with parental control feature. I have come across a brand namely Reve Antivirus in google search which offers this feature in its premium products. Just curious if anyone has used this software???

A:Antivirus with Parental Control Feature

Most of Internet Security products have a parental control feature, such as Eset, Kaspersky, and Bitdefender, Choose one of them. I've never heard about Reve antivirus, so i didn't recommend it.

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Uhhh my problem was not parental block i know when something is blocked -.- so how about u try to fix it now plz k thx? Windows XP stupid myspace doesnt work but works on EVERY other computer in the house and only i cant go on it but i could before?

A:about:navigationfailure NOT parental block

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Running Win XP

I'm looking for a free block software that isn't based on e-mail or user accounts.
I only have one account set up on my pc (guest is even disabled) so anyone has access to everything, and would like to keep it that way without having to switch users. Just want a program to block internet content that is password protected.
i. e. I enter the password to get on TSG but others can't get on without it.

A:Parental block software

If I understand your need correctly, you simply need a password manager program. I've been using RoboForm for years with no problem. There is a master password that will reset after a given period of time and must be re-entered to use the password autofill feature. You can also chose to have given sites not password protected, The program also has a really good fill form feature which eliminates that tedious filling in of all your personal data when you register with a site or register a product you have purshased.

There is a free version, but it has a limited to 10 site. The Pro version is unlimited. Click here for the free version. Click here for the Pro version

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Hi guys,
I tried to get help every where in my country but now i leave it with you guys

I bought the CA program as a package (the on with antivirus in it , firewall etc) from the internet and installed it after i did that i can't log into websites like facebook, some you-tube videos and other sites i don't remember any code that came with it or something like unlocking it.
now i removed the program from my computer using windows add/remove option and that didn't help than i erased it using the run application actually erased it from the hard drive the CA folder with all the programs in it and still it won't help i'm running out of options my last resort is to FORMAT the hard-drive i'm sure that there is someone that know what to do ...

Thank you

A:Can't take CA parental block off my computer HELP !!!!!!!

Please see the TSG Rules, we no longer provide any help with lost passwords or getting around password protection. Obviously, we can't determine the real intent here, so our policy is to abstain from any assistance in these matters.

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I received an unusual request from my friend last night. He needs me to put some sort of Parental Block software on his kid brothers computer cause he has been getting into porn sites. Needless to say, I have never used this type of software and don't know what is out there, what type of blocks there are, if they incorporate some sort of keylogger (want to stay away from that if possible and give the little guys SOME privacy) and how they differeciate between adult and "safe" sites

I have been googling for a free open-source parental block program sense I got up with very limited succusses, I was just wondering if you guys got some suggestions or info on these types of programs.


A:Internet Parental Block Software

Would this be of any use to you?

A little long winded but it's free.

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Hey so I'm trying to bypass the parental block on a Linksys Router. When i try to connect (i already entered the password) it just says Unable to Connect. So my question is how does the router identify my computer and how can I change it. Its usually a time triggered block. but right now its blocking me 24/7. A few people mentioned MAC address is whats filtering me. idk though all help appreciated

A:Bypassing Linksys WRT54G Parental Time block.

welcome to TSG.

Unfortunately, we cannot assist with bypassing parental blocks. May want to read the rules page at www.techguy.org/rules.html .

as a result, I'm going to have to close this.



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Like the title states, I'm trying to use the Windows 7 Parental Controls function to disable a user's access to certain programs. One of these is the Device Manager. Now it asks whether I want the user to be able to use all programs, or only ones I select. I chose only ones I select, and it brings up a massively long list of programs. I've looked through these and can't find Device Manager anywhere. It also gives the option to browse for a program, but once again, try as I might I cannot find the file location on my computer for either the Device Manager or the Control Panel. I hope I explained that clearly. Thanks in advance and please help!

A:Trying to block Device Manager using Windows 7 Parental Controls

the simplest way to block a user from using device manager os to only give that user a limited(standard) user account & make sure UAC is set to highest level
that way the computer automatically denies use of device manager
OK the user can still open device manager but cannot do anything to it

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Hey guys this happened to me yesterday. I've got a feeling it may be a virus, however PC-cillin doesn't pick it up. I've run Ad-aware and removed a few files but it hasn't fixed the problem. My control panel is missing from the start menu. I also get a critical system error that says the system is restored after critical error. Error code is 0x01FFEFAC. It asks me if i want to install system error fixer and trusted antivirus. When I click no after a while a window pops up asking me if i want to download the shell.exe file from the internet.

Here's the Hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:00:27 AM, on 22/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
F:\Programs\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\DSL-200\dslstat.exe
C... Read more

A:Solved: Control panel missing & download shell.exe

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Hello everyone,

After installing windows ten and now the anni update.
I've been switching from chome to edge, however I've noticed that the standard block POP-UP feature of Edge isn't working properly. In my experience it only blocks 10% of alle pop-ups and most just pop-up, in a new tab, in a new small window, in a new big window etc.

Is there a way to set this block feature to a higher standard? Similar to Internet Explorer? For example: setting it to high settings to block everything and use ctrl+alt to allow certain pop-ups?

Or with the new extension implementation of edge can anyone recommend an extension to block?

Many thanks.

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I have set up standard user account on my PC for grandson but I am having problems applying parental controls.
I have downloaded ?Windows Live Family Safety? and selected the items I think are appropriate but when I log into my grandson account I am able access very adult sites very easily. When the account boots up a pop-up appears at the lower right of the screen advising that adult sites are blocked and monitoring is on but clearly this is not so.
I have read the tutorial supplied by this site ?Parental Controls ? Setup and Use? and what happens to me differs from that described. When I select my grandsons account at ?Control Panel ? All Control Panel Items ? Parental Controls? ? I am taken the ?Windows Live Family Safety? site and not to ?User Controls? as described. I am never presented with opportunity to enforce current settings.
I have really run out of ideas and would greatly appreciate some help please.
Best regards Ken

A:Parental Control

What restriction level did you choose for the web filtering?

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Hi all

Ok so I gave my neigbor a pc with xp pro and a wifi adaptor so they can use my wifi to get online. Well they have a seven year old and I need some thing to help monitor the use of the pc. What can I use to block unwanted stuff? I tried user accounts but there isn't mutch options like limiting certin user accounts from sites or the internet entirely. Is there something I can install on the pc so the seven year old can't see something he shouldn't or do something he shouldn't?

A:Parental Control help

There are lots of parental control software out there but you can always use the firewall to allow or disallow certain sites to work. Have a read of this How to Kid-proof your Internet Parental Controls

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hi all i need a parental control for my kids, the thing is i have multiple computers and want to find the software that doesnt allow them just to sign off 1 computer and go on the other. i want it all centralised has anyone come across this at all.


A:parental control

You would need a proxy to do that, such that all internet traffic in the house flows through it.

See this article: Proxy server - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hi all, I have a small home network of 3 computers running windows xp pro. Is there any way that I can set up my kids pcs to automatically shut off at any given time?? like at 8:00pm for instance. and once it shuts off that wont let them back in till nxt morning or something like that... thanks in advance..

A:Parental Control

i think you may be able to set the schedule tasks to shut off the computers at a certain time. i am not sure if it will disable them from turning it back on tho.

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We have a 15-year-old son/stepson who is with us a few days every 2 weeks and want to install some parental controls. I found the categories and selected settings (eg, limited restriction, full, none, etc.), includin full access on user-generated websites (which I thought might cover facebook info), then input facebook as an unlimited access web site. However, that measure apparently did not override other limitations in enabling access to facebook. The site has foul language and who knows what else, but we were going to allow him access to facebook (and my space), just no other sexual, gambling, etc. sites.

How can I do this? Are the other settings overriding my entering facebook as an approved site? (At one point, we were able to login to facebook, but then view nothing and, of course, input nothing).

Thanks so much. Any help appreciated.


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My CA Security Suite has Parental Controls activated and I find no way to deactivate. I have no children with access to this computer and do not want Parental Control.
1) I upgraded Internet Explorer and the security will not let me run it without override.
2) I try to download software requiring ActiveX Controls but there is no way to do it. (This probably has nothing to do with Parental Controls..?) The message says to click on a non-existing icon.

How can I eliminate Parental controls?
What do I do about the 2nd problem?

Ken Johnson

A:Parental Control

sorry i don't have ca suite but most items , just right click on the icon on the task bar and look for parental control.

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how do I get rid of parental controls. My son put them on while I was watching his children, and now I cannot use computer at all. He is out of town and no help. Thank you I don't know

A:parental control

it is against the rules to help bypass any security controls since there is no way to verify the intent.


Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate r

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My uncle is having trouble with the daughter infecting the machine with MSNplus and nasty smiley sites..thats just for starters.....

is there a good (preferably free) Parental Control program that will monitor her usage and block bad sites and report to him?


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Hi, i was just wanting to know is there a way of putting parental contol on the computer which will work for the kids XP account which turns on automatic. just so when he wants to log on and go on the internet there is a blocker for the sites he shouldnt see, but when me or my girlfriend log on to our account it will be off.
Thnk you in advance for any advice


A:Parental Control

Enable the Content Advisor in IE. You cannot hae alternate browsers or he/she will use it and circumvent the Content Advisor. Password protect each account and only give him a limited account. Restrict him/her from downloading and installing programs. That will allow him/her to use alternate browsers.

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first sorry for bad english!!

i want to change my parental control on a user but it doesn't change and show this error.

i logon with administrator user but show it again!
what can i do to fix it?

i changed P.C. one month later and now i can not do it.

i use 7100.

A:Q?:parental control

this seems to be a known issue with vista, here is a thread about it, strange that it would appear in windows 7 again..

Do you have problems starting the parental controls service? goto start->run and type in "services.msc" then look for parental controls service and see if you can get it started. also look in the events log for any errors related to the parental controls..

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I just got a Windows 8 Laptop. My husband bought MacFee anti-virus and I installed I had to delete the Norton and when I did that Parental control locked on and can't turn off. Can you help this is all new to me.

A:Parental control

What Parental Control--Windows', Norton's or McAfee's (or MacFee's)?

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Well I haven't downloaded anything recently, so this can't be from a virus. I just tried to go to a website, and it says I cannot go because of a parental block with NIS(Norton Internet Security). So I opened up Norton, and the parental control is on (I didn't turn it on) and there's a user account, with a password, and I have no idea what it is. This is my own computer, and I'm the only one that uses it. I've tried going to add/remove programs and clicking change, but since I'm not on a "supervisor" account with NIS it doesn't allow me to do that. (I saw a fix on another forum involving doing that and resetting the password...) I can't/won't do system restore... Any ideas?

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Hi ALl

Can anyone offer me some advice on what product to use for controling internet access to my children on a PC connected to the www through a home network.

Server PC is Me, kids PC is XP and I am using Intel Wireless networking. How and what should I use to control access to the www on the XP machine?



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I live alone and I am 62 yrs old. my problem is I was streaming an episode of quantico and when that one ended the next one would not play due to parental controls I have tried to correct this myself but cannot find the proper setting to do so. I
have no clue as to how this happened because I have no need for parental control of any kind

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Is there a very good program for me to install on my computer for Parental Control?
I need the name of a very good software to install for this. I do ot want to just go out and buy something that will not work.

Thanks for all suggestions

A:Parental control

A pretty good program to have with alot of features is "iProtectYou"

review and features aswell as free download located here

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i have windows me on a dell and i am using ie browser.what would be a good parental control program. this set up dont have conf. to set-up for diff. users.i need something for the kids while surfing the web.what better place to ask.

A:parental control ???

You should get something here :



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hi - are there any good free parental control software for vista?

crawler was OK but no longer available.....


A:parental control

I've seen (free) K9 suggested here a few times & their website says it runs on Vista:



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Hello all,

My system is vista home premium 32bit, my problem is when I do parental control on after that my intenet not working but my system show connected with internet, but unable to open any website.

pls solve my problem


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I don't know if anyone can help as I haven't a lot of information.
A friend of mine, who has Windows XP, wanted to put some parental control on his PC.
He left clicked somewhere and found a list with privacy on that he left clicked on. He had to type in a password and then re-enter the password for confirmation, he was then asked to put in a 'hint' to remind him of his password. He has done all of that but now when he wants to access the internet and he is asked for his password he is told it is not valid and he cannot gain access to the internet.
Is there anything that he can do to remedy this?
Help would be appreciated.
Thank you

A:Parental Control

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hi i'm trying to set up parental controls on vistas. i'm choosing what options i want then going onto my sons page but i can get onto all the adult sites still. also i've put what sites i don't allow as a test but i can still access them.

also as a test i clicked on don't allow any games went onto his page and that was blocked so that worked whats going on? please help

A:parental control help

Hello Debbie, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Usually it will be more effective to check the Only allow websites which are on the allow list box to block all websites except for the ones you allow by adding it to the white list instead. The filter just can't catch everything by only blocking a few sites or type of sites.

Parental Controls - Web Filter

Hope this helps,

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My 12-year old son just downloaded AIM to chat with his friends, which I don't mind. I do mind him accessing AIM Today which is a browser with no parental controls that comes coupled with AIM. He used to use Yahoo as his browser which I have set to "teen" which limits access to inappropriate content. I uninstalled AOL explorer, but he still has access to AIM Today. Don't know if it can be separated from the Instant Messaging feature. I've seen the software packages out there that allow you to monitor IMs and sites visited, but I would much prefer just getting rid of AIM Today. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:AIM Parental Control

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I am trying to find something that will let me set up parental control that controls the types of sites my kids can view. I set the one up on the internet but since most of the websites out there are not rated I have to type in my password every few seconds and this gets really annoying. I have windows XP and a Dell tower. I was also wondering is there a rating system for computers that can be downloaded and what exactly are PICS Rules? I am new to the computer thing so please explain the process if ther is one is simple terms.
Thanks for all the help in advance!!

A:Parental control help

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Windows 10 Getting a Feature That Can Block Win32 App Malware from Infecting PCs

One of the new features coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update (and still not announced by Microsoft, for some reason) is the possibility of blocking the installation of Win32 software, limiting the operating system to Windows Store apps.

As Vitor Mikaelson discovered, ?starting with [Windows 10 build] 15042 you can block installation of Win32 apps on ANY edition. Even Enterprise.?

This means that administrators can block the accounts configured on a Windows 10 computer to install Win32 software in an attempt to boost security and prevent malware infections.
Win32 applications are generally the ones being used by malware authors to spread malicious files, so by blocking their installation and limiting Windows 10 devices to the Windows Store, users can add a new protection layer to make sure no infection occurs.

A popup screen that shows up when trying to install a Win32 program on a computer with this restriction in place tells users they ?can only install apps from the Windows Store. Limiting installations to apps from the Store helps to keep your PC safe and reliable.?

Windows 10 Cloud
Without a doubt, such a feature can be used to keep PCs secure in a wide array of environments, ranging from computers that our parents are using to the education sector where a malware infection can substantially compromise data and networks.

Microsoft is working on a Windows 10 version that w... Read more

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please HELP...I bought a PS 2 at a pawn shop for my child and it will not play a dvd unless it is a G rated film. The code of 7444 does not work. Is there any thing I can do? My kid is now 13 and Barney is not an option!!! Thanks for any help you can provide....Ms Tech

A:ps2 parental control reset

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When I want to set up Parental Control to one of the users in my computer, I got this error. Anybody can explain to me why I got this error and how to solve this error?
Thank you.

A:Can't use Parental Control to users

Hello maafia,

Do you have windows live parental controls installed (to find it, type "live parental" it into windows start search)? If so, you might consider using that instead. If not, or you wish to uninstall it, try to repair the computer with this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - created by Brink

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I am setting up a game or 2 for the welfare coordinator to use for the kids. Thing is that I need to disable these games during class hours. Would be kinda problematic if the kids where playing during class.

So is there a program out there that can help us?

Thing is that the school computers is in a domain. There for I can't just use the "windows 7" parental control software. I need a program that I can either setup on each machine that will disable this program from for example 8 AM to 3 PM. Or a program that can control if the games are allowed from a remote computer, like the one I got in my office.

A:Parental/school control

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I have a young child who has their own account on my Vista machine. There is this children game that I would like my daughter to play. Unfortunately (for me) every time she wants to play it, I have to type in my admin password to allow it to run. (UAC pops up).
Is there a way to allow this one program to launch with out putting in my password each time?

1. Tried to give access to the game from the Parental Control dashboard
2. Tried to install the program directly from her account
3. Right clicked and selected Run as administrator.

Thank you for all of your help

~Elle~ AKA NitroJenkins

A:Turning off Parental Control

What game is it?

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I haven't been able to find a piece of software that

Limits access by time and content
Limits applications by time

I'm looking for something that at 3:30pm user A has no access to blocked application and no access to the Internet. The other application not listed as blocked would be available always and those blocked are only available during listed full access times.


A:Parental Control Software

Hi bxmax. This link looks like it might me what you're looking for:

And here are two more to links to other parental control software:


Best wishes. sharon

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Any recomendations for a good parental control software suite. I'ts not for me so I dont care the cost just something super user easy...and tech spport included. LOL

I'm looking at McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006, but it doesnt talk much about it's parental control system.

Thanks.. Oh.. P.S. This is for my sister to keep her husband away from porn... don't ask.. lol

A:Parental Control Software

Check out,

Net Nanny, the world's leading parental control software, provides
responsible adults with the broadest set of Internet safety tools available
today. http://www.netnanny.com/

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I read a thread from last year that describes the trouble I'm having but could not locate the crucial answer. The problem is: When I try to set up parental controls using the admin. acct. for my kids' user acct. I get a flash of the screen and then I get the message: "Unable to make changes to parental control settings. If problem persists, see your system administrator." good_help responded with a regedit potential fix that worked for this user but I could not find the answer to the final post below.

The last post from the thread last year read:

"I have found the regedit and have located
Manager\Environment. There seems to be a combination of REG_SZ and
REG_EXPAND_SZ lines in it. I do not know what to do here. I am not sure of
what to do. Do I delete lines or edit them or insert them. Please advise."

I have the same scenario as above but am not sure what to do from here. Thanks

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Hi everybody,

I'm a new user to Vista (just one week with a Vista-Notebook) and trying to find my way around ... no worry, I've been working with computers for years, but some features on Vista are new to me, like the parental control ...

And there is my problem:
I enabled parental control, everything looks fine. However, the URL's are always shortened if they contain a "www.". So like
www.server.com (which I want) it updates the blocking-list with server.com and apparently allows all adresse ending in server.com like aaa.server.com or bbb.server.com ... which I definitely don't want.

Ist there a way to get an URL on that list "as is", no fiddling around with it through Vista ?

thanks for your help,

A:Vista Parental Control

hello and welcome Iv'e never used parental controls. but BC has a tutorial on that topic.good luck

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I hve had a minor annoyance with my system since it arrived. I came with some type of parental control installed which blocks some words but not others I would expect in the same vein.

For example it blocks "nude", "erotic" and "porn" but not "pornography" or "sex".

This makes it awkward some timed for example in following up on news stories that use these words.

The unusual feature of this is that it works on Firefox and Internet Explorer but not Compernic Agent Basic.

We have no kids in the household and no need for parental controls. The Vista and firewall controls are disabled.

I am using a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista Ultimate 32 that is up to date as far as I know.

What can I do to correct this?

A:Unwanted parental control?

If you've got admin rights on that machine, you should be able to find the parental control app and simply uninstall it. Try checking in Control Panel, "Programs and Features" - can you see anything listed in there that sounds like a morality enforcement mechanism?

If not, it might be implemented as (separate) add-ons for IE and FF. Try going through the list of add-ons in each case and temporarily deactivating anything you're not sure about.

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Hi, could any1 plz tell me how to undo, reset or whatever it is I have to do to deactivate parental control on a windows vista laptop. My friend has it on her daughters laptop and has forgotton her password. It is making it hard for her daughter to do much on the net. Any suggestions would be appreciated! I am also curious as to whether we could restore the laptop to a earlier time-before P.C was activated and if that would override parental control? Thank you, Wanda

A:unlocking parental control?

If she has forgotten her password and didn't create a password reset disk, then there is nothing she can do. If she had a system backup made before the Parental Controls were set, yes, she could restore back to that (I doubt she makes backups, though).Otherwise, her only other options would be a clean install or a factory image restoration (only available if manufacturer provides it, have to check documentation that came with computer).Due to the Rules set forth for Bleeping Computer, we cannot help you "crack" the password.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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Im looking for internet parental control/monitoring software for my computer and I figure someone here must have experence with it. It would be used on IE8 if that makes a difference. what do you guys reccomend?


A:parental control/keylogger?

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need some software that is password protected and I can type in phrases to stop somebody going on certain sites.
Does anybody know or recommend any?

Thank you


A:freeware parental control

You may want to look though this list of Internet filtering software to see if any fit your need. Many are Shareware but there are a few freeware programs mixed in.

Let us know what you find.


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what's the current thinking on parental control software
windows 7
9year old with on laptop

advice on current recommendations - paid for and free versions

Netnanny is one i remember from the past

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