PicBlock

Average User Rating:
2.1
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    64,522
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 08, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    180
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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2 stars

"There are better free products out there than PicBlock 2.0"

June 20, 2007  |  By JEfromCanada

 |  Version: PicBlock 1.0.5

Pros

Easy to install.

Straightforward settings allow you to password protect multiple activities (such as configuration, overriding blocks, uninstalling, and allowing web use when program is disabled).

Can run in "stealth" mode (icons and notifications are disabled)

Did not add significantly to download times for pages with images.

Cons

Although you can set multiple levels of sensitivity, it's unclear what is blocked at various levels. I was getting a lot of false positives, so I reduced the level to its most lenient, and still got lots of false positives.

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5 stars

"New version 2.0 is vastly improved, excellent protection for kids"

May 06, 2007  |  By steveleecbay

 |  Version: PicBlock 1.0.5

Pros

This new version is really two products in one. First it very effectively blocks and blurs objectional images that may come up in an image search on any of the search engines. Second, the new word blocking filter blocks sites with sexual, vulgar, hateful racist or other potentially objectional content. As a bonus, it even blocks words in several languages. This layered protection also works on the popular video and social networking sites.

You can set the level of protection and it's password protected so the kids can't turn it off.

After testing half a dozen commercial products and every free product I could find, I found that none of the products are perfect. Some are downright awful. Some want an annual subscription, some require you to add all the words to block yourself. Some are too confusing and complicated to use. I found that unwanted stuff could still get through on all of them. All of them sometimes block things that aren't objectionable. When and when not to block Paris Hilton is not an easy thing for a filter to do.

I am computer teacher at a K-5 school with over 800 children coming to the computer lab each week. This is the product that I prefer for our desktop filtering solution. It installs easy, is simple to set up and combines word and image filtering.

If you want to protect your family from porn, violence or other material on the net, try this new version. It works.

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1 stars

"is not work on winme"

May 18, 2006  |  By openg

 |  Version: PicBlock 1.0.5

Pros

bad

Cons

i hope it's work on winme

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1 stars

"Absolutely worthless. Written by Elbonians."

April 06, 2006  |  By jp0967

 |  Version: PicBlock 1.0.5

Pros

Uninstalls quickly. This is important because if you load it you'll be in a rush to do this.

It's free so you aren't out any money. It would be grossly overpriced if it cost a nickel.

Cons

After install locked up system after first restart - loaded about 250 running processes & an uncountable number of multiple program starts. Had to force a shutdown with power button. Incompatable with Symantec Firewall. On restart acted normal. Blurred out all the photos of people in Google News, but after finding a genuine adult site to test let EVERYTHING come through crystal clear. A complete waste of time.

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1 stars

"NOOOOO GOOOOD!!!!!!!"

February 18, 2006  |  By SAINTRATHO

 |  Version: PicBlock 1.0.5

Pros

It makes for a great IDEA ONLY!!!

Cons

Did NOT WORK AT ALL!!!!!!

I installed this program because it said it looks at the "image" instead of the "adress."

Sounds great, in theory.

I decided to test it's protection level.

Set all the strictest settings and password protected EVERYTHING.

Then I searched and connected to the first Porn site I could find.

***NEVER STOPPED ME. All the images came up with NO warnings or even apeared to atempt to block ANYTHING.

I checked my settings and tried again.

Samething.

****DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM if you have children, or a porn addiction. It did not work AT ALL!!!!!

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1 stars

"NO, THE PROBLEM IS NOT FIXED."

February 13, 2006  |  By Leah B.

 |  Version: PicBlock 1.0.5

Cons

Not only that, but now it won't let me uninstall it, saying that the administrative password that I know for a fact I just entered is "not valid." This software is junk. Go to Run, type in MSCONFIG, and disable it. That is apparently all you can do.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher CinchWorks
Publisher web site http://www.cinchworks.com
Release Date February 08, 2006
Date Added February 08, 2006
Version 1.0.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 2.33MB
File Name picblock_release_win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 64,522
Downloads Last Week 180
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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