K9 Web Protection

K9 Web Protection

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 306 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.23
  • Total Downloads:
    402,558
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 12, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    334
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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For a free Internet filter, K9 Web Blocker does its job well, providing a broad collection of options for customizing your remote Web supervision needs.

To run the program, you must register on the Web site to get the free activation code. The control panel is accessible only through the Internet. Uninstalling requires removing the app from the Task Manager, then using its password to delete it from the Windows Control Panel, and finally, rebooting. Because the password gets sent to the e-mail account of the person who registered the program, it's possible that an enterprising user could disable K9 on a shared computer.

Despite those drawbacks, K9 comes with a handful or so of predesigned filters and an option to customize. With more than 50 categories for organizing Web sites, and the keyword-free proprietary K9 rating system, the Web monitoring and blocking aspects of the software functioned well. K9 also has categories for blocking sites that have been detected as potential malware threats. Equally impressive, and a little bit scary, was the log that detailed not just blocked Web sites but also every Web site visited.

K9 Web Blocker is a good, free program for those who are concerned solely with Web surfing, but the lack of a chatware filter leaves some holes for predation.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 306 votes

    • 5 star 181
    • 4 star 48
    • 3 star 26
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 42
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5 stars

"Awesome, works great!"

February 23, 2007  |  By kcferguson1

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

Filters everything!

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5 stars

"An awesome parental filter, and even more."

February 14, 2007  |  By f-e-l-i-x

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

This is an awesome parental filter that uses very little system resources. It can even block sites that contain spyware and malware, so it even protects your computer. Highly recomended!

Cons

Could use more distinct filtering options for chosing the filtering level.

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5 stars

"thank you, thank you, thank you ... !!!!"

January 27, 2007  |  By father of four teens

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

This is a simple yet elegant program that has allowed me to regain control over my PC's, rendering them "teenager proof". My sanity has been restored. No more arguements over the non-stop chatline programs, and music videos, and sports highlights, etc. My teenagers have to actually use the PC's for schoolwork on weeknights, instead of wasting so many hours every night. What a concept !! to the creators of K9 ... you guys are awesome Corporate Citizens, and deserve a medal for allowing frazzled parents like me to install this top notch program on all of my PC's ... for free. Wow. Thanks so much.

Cons

Are you kidding ? There are no cons. This is a simple yet powerful program. It does everything it says it does.

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5 stars

"Better than any paid internet blocker "

January 13, 2007  |  By Ron0968

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

It's easy to use, works like a charm and have the same if not more options as the paid blockers thats out now!! I will not use any other program but this one....

Cons

The only cons i found, is that i didn't know about this program before now!!

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5 stars

"5"

January 12, 2007  |  By maxrealqnx

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

5

5

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5 stars

"Amazing Product"

January 02, 2007  |  By settingistraight

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

Very flexible, very simple to select the categories you want blocked, very easy to use and easy to see your computers internet activity. It is FREE and it does what it says. I have used it for almost a month and it has not once blocked something I didn't want blocked. If you don't want to give K9 your email address, just use a hotmail or similar email address.

Cons

There are no cons to this product. The company is big and commercial and I can only imagine this product getting even better.

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5 stars

"The best internet filtering!"

December 19, 2006  |  By zinnerz

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

Incredible small piece of software :D

Every parents in the world should install this software for his/her childrens.

Cons

Nothing!

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5 stars

"Simplicity and efficiency"

December 05, 2006  |  By JJblug

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

If you need to control internet fluxes in your house or in your small business, k9 is the perfect software for you. It does not require any special skill in informatics and is completely interactive and secure. Additionally, it is not so complex like server control programs and commands. Wants more: it is free! Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"Outstanding and it's Free for Home users"

December 03, 2006  |  By JonPaulOnLine

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

Never a problem with this software.

Its fast, light,reliable and Free!

Its a must -if you have kids to monitor

Cons

none so far

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1 stars

"Very aggravated with the effects this program has on my PC"

November 24, 2006  |  By ashleytaylor1

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 3.0.23

Pros

N/A

Cons

thers nothing that i really like about this program, yes it does work but the side effects it has on your computer are very harmful, disruptive, and annoying! for example, like someone who is perscribed a medicine to cure one thing but the side effects that it "may" casue are so extreme, why even take the medication. After Installing K9 My computer shuts down, and re-boots its self if i have to many online action, such as clicking various (unblocked) links, or swiching websites. its almost like the program gets over loaded and its unable to block things at the speed i am surfing the web, so it just shuts its self down. Or the program will just kick me right off the web. Now please keep in mind i had non of these problems with my Computer before installing this program. the only way to sum it up, its a medication with way to many deadly side effects.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Blue Coat Systems
Publisher web site http://www.bluecoat.com
Release Date April 12, 2006
Date Added April 12, 2006
Version 3.0.23
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 2.39MB
File Name k9-webprotection.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 402,558
Downloads Last Week 334
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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