Optenet Web Filter PC

Optenet Web Filter PC

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 47 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.6
  • Total Downloads:
    59,447
  • Date Added:
    March 08, 2007
  • File Size:
    9.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    93
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Absolutely no response from "Contribution" feedback."

March 01, 2011  |  By roxysol

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Pros

Blocks bad sites

Cons

Blocks good sites.
Netflix movies - all movies - are blocked. Feedback to unblock is apparently never considered. Cannot even view "Bambi" so something's wrong. Forget ever using Netflix to view movies on an "Opteneted" computer again.

Summary

Keep looking - this one isn't ready

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5 stars

"Helped Save Me Money!"

October 22, 2008  |  By georgeglick

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Pros

Installed it in a minute, my wife set it up and now I don't lose money on gambling on the Internet anymore.

Cons

Blocked me from some sites i like a few times but that was quickly fixed.

Summary

I have a been gambling online and losing money. My wife got this software to get me to stop and it is working so far. I wanted to help let other gamblers know because I am sure a lot of people like me are losing money on all those casino sites. It's just terrible how you can lose a lot of money on your credit card especially with today's economic problems!

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5 stars

"That is most excellent, very reliable. My children can now surf the net."

March 19, 2008  |  By manfara

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Pros

It is user-friendly. easy to add or remove sites from the filter. works with any browser

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4 stars

"Great, But a Subscription?"

October 22, 2007  |  By jaromluker

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Pros

This software filters out everything you could possibly want and has lists of sites for different categories, i.e. dating, gambling, porn, sexuality. It is very effective, and is difficult for a child to get around, if not impossible.

Cons

I'm not fond of the idea of buying software more than once. Subscriptions don't work well with software. An internet connection, sure, but software, no way!

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1 stars

"Rubbish"

October 10, 2007  |  By Garth85

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Cons

After installing 9.6 my P4 laptop was a mess.

- starting up it takes ages

- task bar is missing icons

- internet access is blocked

- the PC runs like a dog, soooo slow

- trying to shut down or log off again it is incredibly slow and hangs just saving settings

- I cannot find any menus for this app

- I cannot find it in Program Files so it must be elsewhere, but where

- I cannot find options to uninstall !!

This is joke. I still cannot get my Laptop running !!!

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5 stars

"This software did exactly what I wanted."

July 31, 2007  |  By Sam.67

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Pros

I like how easy it was to install with no complicated set up.

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5 stars

"Best Filter I tested"

July 07, 2007  |  By suzyq4321

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Pros

1. I tested 5 filters and find this one to be best.

2. Of 100 sites that should have been blocked, it blocked all.

3. Of 50 sites that should not have been blocked, it blocked 2. i submitted them automatically and they were available within 20 minutes - I did not see any other product with this filter.

4. When the trial ran out, I was warned by a message that my PC was not filtered anymore. I liked the option to keep surfing without the filter - or purchase. So I had more time to decide about teh purchase without having to uninstall and reinstall later . . .

5. My kids complain - that's a good sign - it is working!!

6. Tech support responded to my questions within 1 day - the big companies take forever.

Cons

The tech support response was hard for me to understand - but they explained after I asked again.

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5 stars

"Super nice company! Great software!"

July 01, 2007  |  By goodguy65

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Pros

I found out my kids were able to see things they should not see on the Internet so I started to research what to do about it. I had no idea which software to get. I contacted a few companies. Optenet was so helpful. I must have sent 20 emails to them with my questions. I don't have any computer knowhow so even though it takes 2 minutes to install, I needed some guidance. They were patient with me and now I see that it filters out what the kids had gotten to before. We even saw one site that was not filtered and we thought should have been. We sent it to the company and the same day it was blocked. I even know the support people by name now.

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5 stars

"Great Filter!!!!"

June 30, 2007  |  By yg96

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Pros

Before making my decision on which Parental Control filter to buy, I checked a few. I wanted a good filter that works to keep certain content off my home computers and I wanted to have good support - so many companies leave you hanging when you have a problem. Optenet did the best job. It filtered each and every site it should have. It is also easy to install and set up. And when I tested technical support - they answered within 3 hours! I am happy with my purchase.

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1 stars

"Company Apparently Out of Business"

June 12, 2007  |  By ketchim

 |  Version: Optenet Web Filter PC 9.6

Pros

Dead Product

Cons

Company's USA telephone number has been dead for weeks. A robotic voice says hello, then the line goes dead.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Optenet
Publisher web site http://www.optenetpc.com
Release Date March 08, 2007
Date Added March 08, 2007
Version 9.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 9.72MB
File Name optenet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 59,447
Downloads Last Week 93
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $39.95

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