K9 Web Protection

K9 Web Protection

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 305 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.4.276
  • Total Downloads:
    399,748
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    397
  • 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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5 stars

"Very good and simple."

May 10, 2014  |  By fgueva66

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.268

Pros

Easy to install, easy to admin. Many categories and options to choose from.

Cons

I don't see any cons just because I use it to keep my kids out of adult and bad websites. If I want to limit access by times I can use my router where I have filters by MAC addresses.

Summary

I use K9 to keep my kids out of offensive web sites especially adult and bad reputation sites. I also like the new "Advanced YouTube Filtering" which seems to be working okay. Now my 11yo daughter can use youtube, which I previously had it blocked. If your kids are old enough talk to them, tell them internet is like a car, it's a great tool, you can use it to go to good places and bad places, so it must be used with responsibility.

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3 stars

"unable to prevent porn download frm websit PIRATEBAY.SE"

April 01, 2014  |  By hapsapps

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.3.188

Pros

all the things i wanted to block is blocked by this.

Cons

but it blocks more than i need to block

Summary

Plz tell me the solution to following problem:
It couldn't prevent porn movie download from the website PIRATEBAY.SE.............

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3 stars

"Easily Cracked"

March 21, 2014  |  By dbbota

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.268

Pros

Blocks what i want

Cons

time variants need to be added ... more options

My 8 year old son cracked my password with a simple 8 numbers. No matter what password I would put, that number just overrides all passwords. Shame on K9 Web Protection ..

How about that for safety?

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3 stars

"Excellent.. for younger kids."

March 03, 2014  |  By abiclse

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.268

Pros

- simple
- free
- customizable
- if it is not bypassed, it will record every websites that have been visited. however, the list is long as it includes everything from ad websites and all. still cool.

Cons

- can be bypassed in 1 minute with access to admin rights
- can be bypassed by using secure websites - https:// on some websites
- false peace of mind that your teenagers are not watching porn. should be suitable for younger kids, but i do believe any teenager will bypass this and you wont notice.

Summary

DOES NOT CONTAIN VIRUS. Lol. This program modifies certain system files (hosts file for one) and can make it appear as a virus but it is not.

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5 stars

"best parental filter by far"

February 16, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.268

Pros

-free
-blocks all types of nasties, it is impossible to find a way around it. it will even filter google images to remove nudes by enforcing safe searching in everything (even youtube). has a dns to filter bad sites (you pick what you want filtered).
-can not be uninstalled etc, and is password protected.
-easy to read reports of monitored activity.

Cons

-this is excellent software.
-wish i could set it up on my router to protect all devices.

Summary

i tried them all. even if your kids are smarter than you, they won't get through this.

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1 stars

"Annoying and stupid"

February 13, 2014  |  By reviews_the_worst_stuff

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.268

Pros

it could be a search engine

Cons

it has a horrible format and blocks randomly

Summary

bad

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5 stars

"Does what it's supposed to do."

January 27, 2014  |  By erasbury

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.268

Pros

Stops phishing
prevents many trackers
works well with anti virus programs
stops a lot of pop-ups

Cons

I'm satisfied, it does what it is designed for. People must remember you must adjust settings properly.
It doesn't make fresh coffee...

Summary

K9 is a internet filter that complements many anti-virus programs. I have used free anti-virus programs and currently I bought a program, my computer runs a lot smoother with K9 as a compliment.
Thank you

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3 stars

"It did block some websites and filtered my searches..."

November 11, 2013  |  By BennyTejadaMaglaya

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.268

Pros

Easy to Install.
Free.

Cons

Cons? Just check out my Summary...

Summary

I actually downloaded this software solely to fend off Dosearches.com, a pesky website that opens in my browser on startup. I entered its URL on "Always Block" tab in hopes of finally getting rid of the said website but to NO AVAIL. I can still visit Dosearches.com after supposedly "blocking" it.

I have uninstalled it for now, but I kept the installer in case I might need it.

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3 stars

"It's good thank u :)"

September 25, 2013  |  By ahmedelmisery

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.268

Pros

but there's a problem with facebook ..

Cons

please update it to close the browser directly like variety program it will be better .

Summary

need update to close browser directly ... thanks at all :)

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4 stars

"Good product with some shortcomings and glitches"

August 13, 2013  |  By kirillgl

 |  Version: K9 Web Protection 4.4.268

Pros

You can choose either the default, or different other levels of protection, or customize your own package of blocked sites/categories in a matter of minutes. Once done, it blocks all the affected sites 100%. It is easy to use, minus the cons (see below)

Cons

When it blocks Facebook, and you want to unblock it for a few minutes, it is nearly impossible to log in or to follow any e-mail notification links. It changes the interface of facebook completely, so it is unrecognizable, even when you unblock it. It is obviously a glitch. Sometimes it freezes this site and nothing works at all (no buttons, no links, etc).

Occasionally, same happens with a few other sites. However, say, youtube works fine, and most sites are not affected.

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Full Specifications

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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
General
Publisher Blue Coat Systems
Publisher web site http://www.bluecoat.com
Release Date July 15, 2014
Date Added July 15, 2014
Version 4.4.276
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Parental Control
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.39MB
File Name k9-webprotection.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 399,748
Downloads Last Week 397
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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