FB Limiter

FB Limiter

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    12,176
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 04, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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It had to come to this, didn't it? You can't trust yourself to stay away from Facebook long enough to get any work done before lunch. And don't get us started on YouTube. We mean that: don't get us started on YouTube. Hours vanish. So you're thinking about software that blocks Facebook and YouTube at specific times because something must stop the madness. That's where FB Limiter from AxiomCoders enters the scene. This free tool prevents users from accessing Facebook, YouTube, or both. Your password controls access. You can keep your kids from going on Facebook until their homework is done, or your employees from killing your time. You can even use it on yourself, if you're willing to let FB Limiter make you do it.

Installing FB Limiter includes a free registration step that involves creating a password and choosing a secret question, though you can also click Skip. The installer also recommends closing and restarting any open browsers. FB Limiter is based on a premium tool, FB Limiter Pro, and the user interface includes tools unavailable in the freeware. The free version offers the Total Lock but not the Normal, Time, and Duration Lock features. Basically, the freeware lets you block either Facebook or YouTube for predetermined periods ranging from 1 hour to seven days. The site remains blocked until the time expires and can't be undone, according to a pop-up warning message, so we opted to block Facebook for 1 hour. Another pop-up warned us that FB Limiter can't be uninstalled during the blocking period (which thwarts clever kids!). We clicked Yes and then tried to access Facebook. Here's where things got a bit strange: FB Limiter blocked access in 32-bit Windows 7 but not on our 64-bit Windows 7 machine. Even with both Total Locks activated, we could still sign in to Facebook and play videos on YouTube in IE, Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers in 64-bit Windows, though we'd restarted our browsers and even rebooted.

Here's the bottom line on FB Limiter's basic version: It's free. If you think you need it, try it. You have nothing to lose except your distractions.

 
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1 stars

"This program broke my PC"

May 14, 2014  |  By cpdkindafellow

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

It can block Facebook.

Cons

I had a few assignments due that I wanted to work on, so I installed this and blocked Facebook for 1 week.

The program then also blocked EVERY SINGLE journal database I tried to gain access to. I tried to remove it, but of course you can't - a good idea in practice (so you can't bypass your Facebook block), but a bad idea when the reality is that the program prevented me from being able to do any work on my assignments.

Information on the companies website tried to sell me a program to remove this program - so I wonder if their intention is that most people will decide they will want to unblock Facebook before the limit is up, and purchase their uninstall program?

I tried relentlessly to unintall this program, until finally the internet on my computer just completely stopped working whatsoever; so I had to reformat and reinstall Windows.

Summary

Just use your willpower to avoid Facebook and avoid this terrible program.

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5 stars

"Good software"

May 05, 2014  |  By check2do

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

I'm using it to block Facebook during studying

Cons

I had a problem, it didn't want to block Facebook at first, I contacted support, they advised to re-install over existing one, it worked!

Summary

Would recommend to anyone who wants to block a Facebook

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1 stars

"Do not install!"

April 26, 2014  |  By blue123blue876

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

It will block Facebook alright- watertight lock that you will not be able to circumvent, guaranteed

Cons

It will totally ruin your computer! I do not even know where to start! 1) Internet keeps crashing; 2) your computer slows down to a crawl, 3) your outlook will not working, 4)other essential websites will become problematic. In my case, my university website where I log on to get journal articles to write my dissertation suddenly start giving error messages...I can give at least 5 more issues that has arisen since installing this computer, but you get the picture. Do yourself a HUGE favour by avoiding this program.

Summary

Do not install.

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5 stars

"No more Facebook in my firm!"

December 26, 2013  |  By bunnybug

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

It blocks Facebook and Youtube

Cons

Works fine, excellent for companies

Summary

I bought it last month for my employees, works fine, never had problems. I really needed something like this.

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1 stars

"Do not install this programme"

November 26, 2013  |  By Emmachuuu

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

While installed it does block Facebook for the time specified.

Cons

It will slow your computer down so much. Internet pages will take 10x longer to load, or will crash in the process of loading. Your whole computer will become sluggish. It is near impossible to install normally. I only managed thanks to an older review on this site.

Summary

Save yourself a lot of trouble and don't install this. Try to limit yourself. I of course installed this right in the middle of doing coursework for uni, and instead of helping me get work done, it made everything so much more difficult.

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!! WILL START TO DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER!"

October 24, 2013  |  By Tim72374949

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

None really, just have more self control when using facebook.

Cons

After half an hour of installing this software it began to slow down Chrome to the point of crashing it. Other websites wouldnt load, the rest of the system started to behave strangely, getting slower and slower. Chrome and Firefox stopped working completely. This program is locked so that it cannot be uninstalled.

Summary

Do not download!!! The only way I found to get this off the computer was to do a system restore. Fortunately the restore point was before I downloaded this program.

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1 stars

"do NOT install !"

September 06, 2013  |  By iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilza

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

was easy to install and thank god, to uninstall
the idea is very good and the interface is clear.

Cons

was not working properly on my 64bit system : fb was not completely blocked for a starter ( i could still see the top of the page, but couldnt browse ). then the whole computer behaved strangely during the day : couldnt open easily gmail, couldnt open several windows on chrome. i was foolish enough to set a block of 8 hours straight, and that was looong !

Summary

not working properly ( yet ), but nice idea. much more work to do to make it work though, this seems to be a beta version on my 64bit system

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5 stars

"Works as expected"

August 19, 2013  |  By marycop

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

It's blocking Facebook and Youtube

Cons

It blocks good, as I expected

Summary

I have installed it on my son's computer, actually he is not happy about that, but I am. It works really nice.

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5 stars

"Works excellent"

August 17, 2013  |  By milakris

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

Block Facebook

Cons

Works good on my computer

Summary

I bought this program a month ago and works really nice for me. But I know if you have some really stupid things on your computer it can interfere with software. So, it's not the software, it's your computer.

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1 stars

"This program ruined my computer"

June 16, 2013  |  By joeldmyers

 |  Version: FB Limiter 1.6

Pros

This is really bad. Nothing good to report.

Cons

Really bad. See below for fix.

Summary

See others for details on why this is awful. This will probably just ruin your ability to browse and use the internet in general. I wanted to post how I completely uninstalled it because there isn't any information on the internet. I'm doing this from memory so not all the details are there. This is for Windows 7.

STEPS:

1. Restart; Go into Safe Mode with Network.

2. Hit Start, and in the "Search" bar type "regedit". once it comes up click regedit.

3. Click on the Edit menu on top, click "Find." Here you need to do an exhaustive search for anything referencing "axiom," and delete it, then anything referencing "fb limiter" and delete that also. Look and make sure you're not deleting anything unrelated. I forget what it is but the ones that showed up were Axiom and thne three letters, something like "AxiomLSC". Go all the way through, then go all the way through again looking for "Fb Limiter" and deleting those entries.

3. Go to C:\Program Files\Axiom or whatever the folder name is. There are 2 more folders. Open each one and delete everything. It will hopefully let you do this.

4. Go to C:\Windows and there will be two .dll files both called Axiom; one is normal and one ends in x64. The normal one at this point I got deleted no problem by deleting it in the command prompt. I went to Start, then typed in CMD, hit enter when the program cam up. I typed in "cd \" to get to C:\, then typed in CD Windows, to get to that folder, then typed in "del [filename.dll]" so "del axiomLSC.dll" or whatever it was.

5. The x64 one was a total pain to delete. I finally figured out that I just had to rename it to something else (I chose DELETE), then go back to regedit and check for any axiom / fb limiter references again and delete them, then restart the computer in safe mode, then come up and delete it, and that time it let me do it.

so at this point everything from this crappy program should be off your computer. But my internet didn't work!!! The thing had messed with my internet registry settings.

After a bit of poking around I found this - http://windows7themes.net/winsock-fix-for-windows-7.html

I used the "Fix Winsock Manually" option, reset my computer, and now I'm here typing in how to fix it.

There may have been things peculiar to my case, and I wish I had more details. I just didn't find anything online telling how to fix this and thought I'd at least mention in case it helps someone. Good luck!!! And best bet is don't download!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6
Version 1.6 fixed problem which caused browsers to crash sometimes while wathcing videos and enhance where browsing speed is increased while having any lock active.
General
Publisher AxiomCoders
Publisher web site http://www.axiomcoders.com/
Release Date August 15, 2012
Date Added February 04, 2013
Version 1.6
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Kids & Parenting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.86MB
File Name FBLimiterV1_6.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,176
Downloads Last Week 33
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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