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onthelimit1

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A friend has a new job managing a local office of MIND. The 'guests' have access to 3 XP PCs which have not safeguards whatsoever. I like K9, but that is only free for a single home licence; multiple licences cost a monthly fee. As this charity is doing everything they can to minimise expenses, do any of you know of a similar programme which will fit the bill. Thanks.

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Woolwell

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I would have thought that Mind would have a national policy.

I'll make some enquiries about a suitable program. Unfortunately the person that I need to speak to is away today.

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Woolwell

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ps Charities can obtain software at discounted prices.

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lotvic

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and most don't have to pay VAT on purchases, that might also apply to software vat.

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Woolwell

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" most don't have to pay VAT on purchases" - I wish that was true. There are some goods and services that have reduced rates or exempt but in many cases VAT has to be paid.

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jaywoo

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Go here for discounted software for not-for-profits. http://www.ctxchange.org/

Get an OpenDNS account, set it up on the router serving the office and the guest machines. Install Firefox or Chrome with Adblocker and/or Flashblocker.

http://www.opendns.com/

There's a big-button add-on for Firefox which might help people familiar with Internet Explorer to find their way around. XP and it's supported versions of Internet Explorer are not very secure these days.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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I thought K9 was free see here for some free protection

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spuds

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If you put 'parental control' in the search box on the Major Geeks website, you will find a number of suggestions and comments including forum news, which might be worth a look?.

http://www.majorgeeks.com

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onthelimit1

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Thanks for all the suggestions - I've asked friend to check with HQ, and will look into jaywoo's suggestion.

FB - K9 is free for single licence home use, but not for multiple. It's not expensive, but free would be better.

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