Porn filter?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jessearl, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. jessearl macrumors member

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    Is there a program that can run on a Mac OS X computer, preferably invisibly, and block access to websites and downloads of a pornographic nature?
     
  2. maya macrumors 68040

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    There is a "parental control" option that is built-in Mac OS 10.4. Safari also has this option. :)

    Look under the preferences option.

    Safari > Preferences > Security > its the last option "Enable parental control."

    Apple Menu > System Preference > Accounts > Parental Control and you can activate it there for system wide usage.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you can manage what sites a user can visit using different accounts. that might work.
     
  4. Lacero macrumors 604

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    If you're looking for a straight up filter, Safe Eyes is a good bet, comes with a 15 day trial too, which is handy for checking it out.

    http://www.safeeyes.com/

    Edit: Ouch Lacero...I guess I move too slowly :p
     
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  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    You could also use a HOSTS file to block access to certain sites. There are a few websites which link to up to date HOSTS files that weed out ad and porn sites from being viewed.
     
  8. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Porn is great, and after all isn't the majority of the net supposed to be mostly porn? ;)
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    We're using this on my lil brothers laptop, highly recommended.
     
  10. kwajaln macrumors 6502

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    Truer words have never been posted!!! :D :D :D
     
  11. ldenman macrumors regular

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    Can you explain to me how these files work? I have heard little of them.
     
  12. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    why would anyone want to install a porn filter, eh? ;) ;)
     
  13. softwarespro macrumors newbie

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    You can use SetFilter(sitesurv) Internet Filter : http://www.setfilter.com
    It works quitely and automatically. And it can work on Mac. Strongly recommend!:cool::cool::cool:
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can block keywords and websites in router settings as well
     
  15. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    When you stumbled upon this thread from 2006, you were searching for the word porn, weren't you? :p
     
  16. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I've found the use of opendns.org to be more effective than the built-in parental filters.
     
  17. dadoc04 macrumors member

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    LMAO
     

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