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Optenet Web Filter PC

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Protect your children against harmful Web sites with this extremely powerful parental-filter application.

Optenet Web Filter PC, now Vista compatible, places an icon in the system tray to open your Internet browser and loads a neatly designed password-protected interface. You can create multiple profiles and select from the filter categories the types of Web sites to block, including but not limited to Gambling, Drugs, Games, Hackers, Porn. The application successfully blocked sites containing information within our filtered selections during testing. You can also restrict the use of P2P applications for file sharing, instant messengers, and e-mail and view a navigation log report.

Using the Contribution button, Optenet Web Filter lets you submit Web sites for possible inclusion on its restricted list. Parents and guardians can rest easy while kids surf the Web freely using this 14-day trial application.

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  • All versions:

    3.4 stars

    out of 47 votes

    • 5 star: 24
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 15
  • Current version:

    3.4 stars

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Cannot be relied upon"

    October 9, 2013  |   By MrBlueSky9

    Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.8

    Pros

    Easy to download, install and select domains that are potentially harmful

    Cons

    Does not work with Google Chrome

    Summary

    You would be foolish to rely upon Optenet PC. When you initially select the domains that you wish to be protected from you will see that Google Chrome is listed by default as a browser that is barred. I was perplexed at the time and, as Chrome was my preferred browser, deselected it. There is a very good reason why Google Chrome is selected by default and that is that Optenet PC works infrequently with this browser. I discovered this by accident when I found that domains that I had selected were still accessible. Naturally I contacted Optenet and they acknowledged that there was a problem with the software working with Google Chrome. Their advice was to use a different browser!! The said that they were working on a 'fix'. Now 3 months down the line there is still no fix and Optenet PC cannot be relied upon as a firewall. I certainly would not have purchased the software had I known that it was ineffective with Google Chrome and there is no warning from Optenet that this is the case. To add insult to injury the only response I have received to my emails of late is the automated acknowledgement of my email. My advice is to steer clear of this product.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Terrific Webfilter"

    July 10, 2011  |   By BeamPattanit

    Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.8

    Pros

    Using this program is very easy just click one button it can prevent the terrible websites from your children.

    Cons

    It make computer working slowly when playing internet because of its processing.

    Summary

    This program work very well.Using this program is very easy just click one button it can prevent the terrible websites from your children. Webfilter help the parents who don't have time to look after their children all the time they play internet so much, because this program has already filtered the suitable website for your children. You don't have to worry that today your children will see the terrible websites including adult content, nudity, sex, peer2peer websites or not . Moreover ; this program also prevent your computer risk to get danger from site used for spamming and also avoid virus from some websites.
    In the other hand, This program also has disadvantage.It make computer working slowly when playing internet because of its processing. Some significance website are blocked like social network sites. Some children have to follow their work from their Facebook. Furthermore, Japanese nude website also be available. However Webfilter is very useful. If you can fix this problem , it gonna be great and also will be the perfect program. Looking forward to your fixing program. ^^
    -5430405221-Pattanit Eng CU

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  • 5.0 stars

    "You owe it to yourself to try it..."

    May 31, 2011  |   By tsion2001

    Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.8

    Pros

    Blocks virtually all inappropriate websites. I don't mean like FoxNews.com, but like real inappropriate websites...

    Cons

    Not fancy and sophisticated. Plain and simple...

    Summary

    If you have tried but failed visiting inappropriate websites, this program will solve your problem. One computer at a time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This Filter is the best I tried"

    November 3, 2010  |   By everyone-can-read

    Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.8

    Pros

    It works with no problems. Easy install, set it up and forget.

    Cons

    One of my kids complained that something he wanted to look at was blocked. But I was able to report it easily and give him access.

    Summary

    I am so relieved that porn and other bad websites are blocked from our computers.I tried 4 programs before finding Optenet PC. One I could not get installed. One crashed my computer and one was too complicated to set up.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

    September 2, 2010  |   By mrgman420

    Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.8

    Pros

    NONE IT is a devil program!!

    Cons

    Optenet will block intenet access until you purchase it. When you do purchase it and try to uninstall it it will say error when entering password and or email.

    Summary

    DO NOT USE OPTENET!!!!!!!!! The only way to get rid of it is system restore. I have contacted the company various times with no reply.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy and works!"

    July 1, 2010  |   By jordanfogel

    Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.8

    Pros

    It installed fast and right away blocked porn sites. It was exactly what i needed.

    Cons

    My kids get annoyed. But that may be a pro.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to use filter that works!"

    November 22, 2009  |   By ssgreat

    Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.8

    Pros

    Took me 2 minutes to install and I am not technical. After my kids saw pornography I was desperate to block those sites and not have to limit the kids using the Internet. So far so good with Optenet PC. Tech support answers email right away too.

    Cons

    So far so good.

    Summary

    Important tool for parents and keeps kids safer when they are on the Internet.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Blocks harmless sites and is inflexible."

    July 20, 2009  |   By rrf100

    Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.8

    Pros

    None that are obvious.

    Cons

    Like all the others. Blocks harmless sites and is inflexible.

    Summary

    Like all the others. Blocks harmless sites and is inflexible.

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