How To Block Pron

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by chattahoochee, May 16, 2016.

  1. chattahoochee macrumors 6502

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    Lately when I go on line and select any subject I get a bunch of "PRON" !
    I am using "yahoo" and have gone through the "Service Preference, Preference, Privacy, etc. without luck.One thing i did notice was: "Cookies & Website Data, "Always Allow" was checked. I recall there was a notice to check this.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Hmm, you shouldn't be getting so many redirects. Check your add-ons for anything suspicious. Also run a scan (takes literally 2 minutes) through MalwareBytes for Mac.
     
  3. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    I would switch to Allow only websites I visit as that may help. Agree with Malwarebytes as it cost nothing and can save a lot, in some cases. Can also try CCleaner it can remove all the history and cookies, just be mindful to set it up to keep what cookies you want, as otherwise it will eradicate all.

    I also run an Ad blocker, Wipr or AdGuard, as this go a long way to stop tracking cookies get on the system, both are in the Apple Extension Gallery. Check what extensions are installed as you may have inadvertently agreed to something, frequently malware or less than straight requests are "sugar coated"

    Another option is to use the likes of OpenDNS as it can has the option to filter out porn, so it will never land on your computer (well mostly). Be aware OpenDNS may negatively or positively impact search speeds etc. and it`s another thats free.

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  4. chattahoochee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It appears MalwareBytes for Mac did the job. I had MalwareBytes & upgraded it now I don't seem to be getting the "Pron" like i did.
    Thanks allot Gents !
     
  5. noanker macrumors member

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    I'd like to also endorse OpenDNS. Long time customer here; I have the paid version (very inexpensive!) and it works very well. You can block out specific sites in addition to categories they provide. You can also override specific websites blocked by said categories.
    I love the reports feature....allows me to see what the family is browsing and what our peak usage times are.

    I also use it to manage my parent's home network who live some 1,700 miles away from me. Helps keep them safe from adware and other content, particularly when grandkids may use the PC.

    And do know that OpenDNS' DNS servers are typically much, much faster than my ISP's.
     
  6. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    No privacy in your house then!
     
  7. noanker macrumors member

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    Steve, really?? You live in a country where Internet filtering has actually been implemented at the ISP level. The UK was listed in 2014 as "Enemies of the Internet" by Reporters without Borders, a measure of countries with a very high level of censorship.

    My family is aware of the monitoring capability and doesn't object to it. The reports simply show domains visited or domains that were blocked.
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Exactly OpenDNS does not provide any great level of detail and is an excellent way of protecting your children from some of the darker sides of the internet, in no way is it infringing on anyones privacy. OpenDNS also blocks fraud and phishing sites, certainly of use where all the users are not so internet savvy.

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