How do I stop porn from appearing in Explorer?

  Halmer 19:33 17 Mar 04
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My lad wants to use the PC. Tonight he was looking at a WWF wrestling link and I had to quickly hit the monitor button to stop him viewing porn.

How do I filter this out so that I can ensure that the sites that he visits are safe?

Are there any free packaages out there.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:48 17 Mar 04

There is little that you can do apart from education. There are programmes around such as Cybersitter and Cybernanny but they tend to block loads of OK sites. click here will give you some reading.

G

  R4 19:49 17 Mar 04

If you use Norton Internet Security you can set Parental control to limit viewing or most ISP's have some sort of Parental controls available. Also IE Options has a 'Contents' setting that allows 'Sex'/Violence' etc to be inhibited.


I do not know how efective they are as my kids are adults and have their own computers anyway but you may find these settings stop you lad from seein these sites.

  alB 19:51 17 Mar 04

Go to tools/ internet options, click on the content tab, in the content advisor section click enable and then setup your own rules ...alB

  SANTOS7 19:52 17 Mar 04

Hi Halmer if you running XP go to control panel,network/internet connections,internet options, internet properties,content tab, click enable you are in content advisor you can customise your settings from here hope this helps

  Halmer 19:54 17 Mar 04

I know that the reality is that one day he will explore it but at the moment he is a child and I need to protect him without stopping him from getting used to using the net.

  Indigo 1 19:55 17 Mar 04

Are you running Ad-Aware and SpyBot ?

If not I suggest that you do, It is possible that you have picked up something that directs you to a porn site.

I never get any unwanted porn or images on my PC and find that it is quite difficult to view porn "accidentally".

  Halmer 20:10 17 Mar 04

that to me was perfectly harmless.

As he scrolled down, at the bottom was a picture of a couple having sex.

I recently looked at the uglypeople.com site which is supposed to be funny. At the top of this page is a banner with similar sexual content so it can happen to the perfectly inncocent.

  SANTOS7 20:26 17 Mar 04

Halmer the problem you have is that most of these supposedly user friendly websites are used as carrier sites for porn so they generate more income it seems to be the easiest way of making extra money these sites should be age grouped and the content adjusted accordingly

  Bebee 21:23 17 Mar 04

The WWF wrestling site is the only site that has caused a problem for me. My son was into it, and after he had visited the site we were left with a porn dialler, and a program that tried to harvest passwords. Fortunately my wife acted quickly when it popped up next day and NTL support were very helpful until I got home to remove it.

I know it wasn't something my son visited deliberately (he was old enough at the time for it not to be a worry anyway)as he uses the laptop in the front room where we can see it. I thought it was a one off, but it seems the site is still risky.

  Halmer 22:37 17 Mar 04

Thanks

I regulary run Ad Aware and Spy Bot.

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