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Q: ESET parental control not working

i just installed eset 7 30 day free trial and turned on parental control for default user I set age to 14 but it is not blocking any site in the list

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A: ESET parental control not working

hi there have you consult their forum here: https://forum.eset.com/

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Very easy to use for novice users
Can become very cumbersome for advanced users


Strengthening the Security

To get better security it recommended that users do these settings

Enable scanning of document files by ticking "Integrate into system" as shown below


Enable filtering of https traffic by selecting "Always scan SSL protocol"


For HIPS setting select "Smart mode" as filtering mode


Block an application from accessing the internet

Spoiler: Block application internet access
To block internet access of an application user need to add a firewall rule

Click "setup" of "Zone and rule Editor"


Give a name to the firewall rule
For Direction select "Out" so that all outgoing connection will be subjected to selected Action

For Action select "Deny" so that connection in selected direction will be blocked

For protocol select "TCP & UDP"


In "Local" tab select the application which you want to block accessing the internet


If you want to block internet access of the application completely then leave it empty
Click "OK" to add the firewall rule

ESET HIPS Settings

Advanced users can set HIPS to interactive mode. Use with caution.

Spoiler: ESET HIPS
Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) protects your system from malware and unwanted activity attempting to negatively affect your computer. HIPS utilizes advanced behavioral analysis ... Read more

A:ESET Smart Secuirty 8 Settings , HIPS, Firewall, Parental Control

Thank you very much. I love this thread so much. Very detail!
 

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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

Dan

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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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Hello,
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
Cinders.
 

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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?

thanks
 

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hi
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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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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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!!
Stickerweed
 

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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?

Thanks,
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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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
http://www.tucows.com/preview/320513
 

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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.

ty

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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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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

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


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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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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.
 

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

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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!
 

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Hi
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

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What restriction level did you choose for the web filtering?

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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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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?

Ta

John
 

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

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

thanks
 

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

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/aboutk9/index.php

Richard
 

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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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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

Regards

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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 :

http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/Child_Safety/?tc=1


RSM.
 

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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,
Shawn

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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..

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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.

Betsy

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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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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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Hi guys,

I decided to test out the Parental Controls on my Windows 7 Ultimate computer.

I am the only user, so I made a test account to see what these controls offer.

When I deleted the account and disabled the parental controls all seemed to be back as normal. However, whenever I start my computer a notification pops up in the taskbar reminding me to create a password to enable the parental controls.

Is there a way to turn off this bubble. It is probably something simple that I overlooked.

-Drew

A:Parental Control Annoyance

See if you can find your answer here Notifications - Enable or Disable Message Balloons

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Hi there,
help a novice please.Aged 29, first pc, got parental control stuck on,dont know why or how to get rid.I cant even read a horoscope!
 

A:parental control doing my head in!

Can you tell us what program is providing the parental control?

What version of Windows you run?
 

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Hi everyone.

I'm looking for a thread that had a link to a site that ranked the best parental control software.

I tried doing a search but could not find it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

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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?

Pat
 

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Greetings,

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

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What game is it?

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I'm looking for suggestions on how to control my kids from accidentally (or otherwise) accessing sites that are explicit or otherwise not suitable for children.

Is there a software package that will allow me to list sites that I want to allow my kids to visit? And a feature that allows me to totally block certain sites? I know my router has a small amount of this type of feature but I'm looking for something a bit more comprehensive.

Suggestions?
 

A:Parental control software?

There are several parental control programs available, NetNanny & Cybersitter spring to mind,
whatever you choose try to read some user reviews beforehand.
 

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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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Peace everybody..

sorry if it's in the wrong section, but i don't know where to put.
the problem is i need it badly.
I'm looking for this kind of a program for years.
My pc run by many persons,and mostly children.
and i have 2 accounts, 1 for me and the other for them,
and I'm the Administrator.
and want to fully control, what they should run,play,do,etc....
like prevent them to access some Partitions,hide some elements,etc..
i know you will tell me make them a Limited User.
it's currently Limited, but that type, won't make do anything, except unable them to install programs..

any help ?

A:need a Parental Control Software...

Check out:

http://www.netnanny.com/

This forum has recommend before as a way to help monitor what the kids are doing. It is not free :(

BG

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Help
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

BD
 

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BD
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.
http://www.microweb.com/pepsite/Software/filters.html

Let us know what you find.

Dave
 

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I am trying to use the function on Windows 7 where you can set a time limit on when computer is in use via a grid system.

My problem is that every time I set a time limit on the account it seems to 'unlock' and reverts back to 'no time limit set.

On one occasion the time lock even moved from one user account to another!

What am I doing wrong?
 

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If anyone can offer any advice to this problem it would be much appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Is it possible to create an account, in Vista, which controls the use of the CD/DVD drive? One of my sons travels 6 months at a time and needs to be able to control people who install software willy nilly.

Thanks for your help.

Cratchit

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Try this link: http://www.pctipsbox.com/hide-drives-in-wi...s-xp-and-vista/

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Hello all

I have discovered that the web restrictions I set up on my 5 year old son's account aren't working at all. He only goes on the BBC cbeebies website at the moment, and I set the controls to "Only allow websites which are on the allowed list", and only added the cbeebies address to the list, but it is still possible to browse anywhere. I then tried "Block web content automatically", and set this to high, but it still allows me to browse to exactly the sort of website I don't want my 5 year old to see.

As an experiement, I set the "Can (name) play games", to "No", and tried opening Solitaire, but this part of the parental controls IS working, because it wouldn't allow this.

Also, activity reporting is set to "On", but when I check the activity report, both the "Top 10 Websites Visited" and "Most Recent 10 Websites Blocked" are completely blank, even though I have browsed many websites in an attempt to get them blocked, when using his account.

Please help

Thanks, Craig

A:Vista Parental Control

I don't use it so I really don't know. I just wanted to provide you with a link so you could double-check the procedure and your settingshttp://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/family/vista.mspx

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Hi,
I'm a teacher and installed some form of parental control on my computer, then promptly forgot about it until everything ( yes even this site) is getting blocked! Help! I can't remember where I got the software or the settings! I have run hijackthis and will show that if it can be of any help.

Geeze, I can't even look at a seed catalogue! Thanks so much!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
Scan saved at 8:00:31 AM, on 8/13/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe
C:\Program Files\Intuit\QAgent\QAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IncrediMail.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AnyPoint\APSERVER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Silicon Prairie Software\MemTurbo\memturbo.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AnyPoint\DShmap.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv... Read more

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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 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:
http://www.akrontech.com/index2.html

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

http://www.microweb.com/pepsite/Software/filters.html
http://www.worldvillage.com/family/parental.html

Best wishes. sharon
 

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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,
Walter

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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Hi, Sure hope someone can help me. I purchased an Acer Aspire One Netbook for my 12 year old and set up parental controls for him. I set time limits for log on for him. Yesterday I logged on as administrator and had to step away for a few minutes and Junior changed the settings to make himself administrator and me as a user. I can log on to his computer at any time but to change the settings I cannot give permission using his password even within the time limits I put him under. How can I change this back without having to pay to have it done at the shop.
Someone must have run into this problem before, please help!

A:Parental Control Problem

If he's changed to an administrator, you should be able to change everything back when he's logged on.

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No longer need parental control on my computer but I cannot seem to turn it off, I go to internet options/content settings/ and have marked everything as unrestricted, yet I still cannot connect to practically any site containing even the slightest mention of sex or violence.
3.40 pentium4 on XP2
thanx
Nyg

Also whenever I try and order prints on this computer from a company I use, the software accepts everything and processes it, but at the very end of the procedure when the software tries to connect to the company to download the order, it always comes up as no connection is available??? The computer does not let the software dial out for some reason???
 

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Is there a way to set a different password for the Parental Controls which is different from the Administrator password? My wife keeps turning it off for the kids when they need to access sites for homework. I have a specific user account set for homework purposes which does not impose restrictions, but she does it anyway then forgets to turn it back on. Someone please help.

A:Parental Control Password

Hi epiotr,

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Sorry, but any Administator can access and change Parental Control settings using their own password - it can't be set to one specific password or even to one specific Administrator (well maybe the latter - more on that below).

There's now another related option available called Family Safety Protecting your kids with Family Safety which does essentially the same thing as Parental Controls but may provide some additional options (and doesn't include all the options available with Parental Controls - so using both together can help refine the alternatives). But again, as with Parental Controls, Family Safety can be accessed and changed by any Administrator and cannot be assigned a specific and separate password or blocked to all but one Administrator (again - more on this below). This does not solve or address the problem you raised, but I thought it might be helpful considering you are in a situation where you are using Parental Controls and this is something new (and free) from Microsoft that might help you improve or refine your constraints.

Actually, now that I think about it there may be a way to block access to all but one specific Administrator - not by creating a special password wihich can't be done - but by amending the Parental Control (and Family Safety if you add that) file permissions to allow only the one Administrator access (you) and remove access from the Administrator group as a whole and anyone else with permissio... Read more

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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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