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K9 Web Protection

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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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3 stars

"very good options, but sometimes doesn't work."

May 26, 2015

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.276


blocks all porn websites that I tested.


Didn't block yahoo image search in chrome and opera. in video search I could mouse over the videos and get a preview but it blocked me trying to follow the link to the porn website.

in opera slow connection mode I could log unto seedpeer and download all the porn in the world. I already had a torrent sharing thing.


I haven't found anything better yet.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.4.276
Version 4.4.276:
  • Windows 8 Metro App filtering support
  • Implemented experimental Advanced YouTube Filtering
  • Added additional configuration options: Disable HTTPS block notifications, Disable Google SSL redirection, Separate Option for YouTube Safety Mode
  • Improved HTTPS filtering
  • Compatibility with more Antivirus and Firewall vendors
Publisher Blue Coat Systems
Publisher web site
Release Date July 15, 2014
Date Added July 15, 2014
Version 4.4.276
Category Security Software
Subcategory Parental Control
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.39MB
File Name k9-webprotection.exe
Total Downloads 413,994
Downloads Last Week 279
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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