Softpedia Editor's Review for Anti-Porn
A net filter software to protect children from inappropriate web content
Written by Elena Opris on May 4th, 2012
The Internet turned parenthood into a challenge, mostly on account of the adult content that is basically, one search away from your children. The best way to go about this is to install dedicated software that can restrict access to such inappropriate websites.
Anti-Porn casts out the bad online and offline content, while offering parents a great deal of control over their children’s activity. Aside from forbidding access to pornography, it blocks chat applications or games and it allows parents to decide the amount of time their kids spend on the computer.
During installation you are required to set a master password. You are required to enter it every time you wish to exit the application, or access the main menu from the system tray. It can be later changed from the Settings menu.
The program’s GUI is user friendly and visually appealing, featuring access to all of the program’s modules. The circular, predominantly blue interface has obvious commands. You can switch to child or adult mode by simply pressing a button, follow the URL log to see what's been going on in the web browser, take a snapshot, or configure settings.
The Setup section enables users to configure the filter options. You can populate the blacklist with forbidden websites and the whitelist with the ones you wish to allow. Chat / games access can also be limited and the access to the computer or Internet can be scheduled. Additionaly, Anti-Porn is able to record all your PC activity and stores the captured images so you can view them later.
All in all, Anti-Porn has an impressive collection of modules that can impose all sorts of restrictions. Settings and filters cannot be changed without entering the predefined password, so make sure that your kid isn’t able to guess it.
Here are some key features of "Anti-Porn":
Block porn web sites:
· Anti-porn blocks thousands of porn web sites and predatory words.You also can predefine thing you don't let kids to see, for example, web site and offensive words.At the same time,you can control the filtering accuracy.
Limit internet chat:
· Anti-porn can limit many popular chatting softwares and web chat chambers.
Limit internet access by day and time:
· You can easily assign internet access time at certain hours, even on specific day.A special feature of Anti-Porn is that the PC time will be calibrate as Greenwich Time.
Keep a complete log of the computer history:
· Anti-porn keeps a detail log of all web sites visited, blocked or not.
Record traffic data for an overview of internet use:
· You can take an inventory of your children's computer, and find all pictures, movies, music files and web pages.
Commend trusted web sites:
· Anti-porn has commended several websites, which are fit for children. You also can add in any others.
· 16 MB RAM and 600KB of free hard disk space.
· A mouse or other tracking device.
· High Color display is recommended.
· 14 days trial
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Optimized filter algorithm