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Using DNS is one of the simplest ways to help keep your kids away from web sites they should not be going to and it is free.

http://www.opendns.com/

You just set your wireless router up to use their DNS ( this is how web sites are found) instead of the DNS from your INTERNET provider you can then choose what kind of sites you don't want anyone in the family to go to. You can see what sites people are going to and which blocked sites were attempted. Customize the blocked site message etc.. all free.
 

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That is cool!!! does it slow down your browsing speeds at all?
 

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GREAT idea. I remember reading about using OpenDNS a little while ago, but have not gotten around to implementing/trying it yet.

Symantec/Norton also offers a FREE (for now??) monitoring/blocking service (blanks out a lot of ads too) that works from your webbrowser....has a few quirks/bugs, but they keep improving it. It monitors/logs/blocks and can send reports/alerts and can be used to "schedule" computer usage by various family members. It can track some social media (ie, Facebook, etc) and IM/chat sessions and parents can monitor "friends". Looks like much of the same/similar functionality as the OpenDNS service, except it occurs after the gateway.

Norton Online Family / Safety Minder:
https://onlinefamily.norton.com/familysafety/loginStart.fs

Discussion forum:
http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Online-Family/bd-p/OnlineFamily

YMMV.
Good Luck!! 8)
 

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Ok, it might be just me, but has anyone had a problem with a virus after downloading this software? :-[
 

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you mean the open DNS? nope no issues? If you have a virus it might have changed your DNS and changing the settings has caused an issue.


Download Malwarebytes here and run a scan

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

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SuperAntiSpyware

http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

you can also just boot your computer in safe mode and run whatever protection program you have.

The software us not even needed to use the best part is that you don't need to install software on the computers.
 

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Thanks Komondor, I do have Malwarebytes and I did have to run it in windows safe mode to get rid if the virus. It was that nasty virus that seems to be going around lately... the one that wont let you run any executable files and keeps popping up false antivirus warnings. It infected the files in the registry. It did change the browser settings to a use a Proxy server. I just changed them back and I am back in business.
 
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