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Block Home

CNET Editors' review

This top-notch parental control application impressively blocks and monitors online activity. Block Home's interface is clear-cut and easy to configure. You'll quickly be able to filter and block all access to Web sites featuring adult content.

Specific URLs you deem unfit may be added to a blacklist, and sites that are appropriate but may contain words the software would otherwise block can be placed on a whitelist. For ultimate control, Block Home's limited-usage feature only allows kids to visit the specific URLs on that list. This app's blocking abilities don't stop there; you can thwart P2P file sharing, instant messages, spyware, and adware.

Besides its Web barriers, we like that it also features an online monitor that logs every site visited including the date and time. Naturally, the program is secured with password protection to prevent uninstallation, shutdown, and settings changes. Parents can rest easy while impressionable minds surf the Web using this effective application.

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All User Reviews

Results 1-3 of 3

  • 5.0 stars

    "Very easy to use, blocks every site that I didn't not want to see. No problems."

    January 3, 2007  |   By stealthx2000

    Version: Block Home 2.0e

    Pros

    Just like the Cnet Editor says: This top-notch parental control application impressively blocks and monitors online activity. Block Home's interface is clear-cut and easy to configure. You'll quickly be able to filter and block all access to Web sites featuring adult content. Specific URLs you deem unfit may be added to a blacklist, and sites that are appropriate but may contain words the software would otherwise block can be placed on a whitelist. For ultimate control, Block Home's limited-usage feature only allows kids to visit the specific URLs on that list. This app's blocking abilities don't stop there; you can thwart P2P file sharing, instant messages, spyware, and adware. Besides its Web barriers, we like that it also features an online monitor that logs every site visited including the date and time. Naturally, the program is secured with password protection to prevent uninstallation, shutdown, and settings changes. Parents can rest easy while impressionable minds surf the Web using this effective application.

    Cons

    None. I have been using for the the past 2 weeks. No problems.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Problematic installation with no tech support"

    April 7, 2006  |   By MEbmeier

    Version: Block Home 2.0e

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    I am fairly techinically astute. I could not install this product successfully. E-mail tech support was useless - kept sending me the same e-mail over and over. They are a Finnish company, so you either have to speak Finnish, be willing to call Finland for support, or lucky enough not to run into trouble, which I was not. Never again. I will always check for a US phone number on tech support before purchasing someone's software in the future.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Small, simple and effective"

    October 19, 2005  |   By virtuaalipapu

    Version: Block Home 2.0d

    Pros

    Easy to install and use. Tried it for few days and does everything well.

    Cons

    Nothing yet.

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