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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 305 votes out of 305 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.4.276
  • Total Downloads:
    436,773
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    227
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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
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/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.39MB
File Name k9-webprotection.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 436,773
Downloads Last Week 227
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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