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Qustodio

$49.95
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Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 34 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    180.11.667
  • Total Downloads:
    28,277
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 22, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled after 3 days); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.3MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Qustodio helps parents keep their kids safe online by leveling the playing field against the biggest threat: your tech-savvy kids, themselves. Even the cleverest little minds will find it all but impossible to bypass Qustodio's constant monitoring of their online activity: What sites they visit, who they visit with, and what they say and do. It covers social media sites, e-mail, and the sites kids visit, not to mention the ones they shouldn't; Qustodio blocks access to those sites, and you know which ones we mean, plus any you deem inappropriate for the progeny. You can configure separate accounts with different settings for each child, so the 13-year-old doesn't have to share the 8-year-old's security levels, even if you think they should. And even Little Einstein will have a hard time cracking Qustodio's shell. Here's another break: Qustodio is free.

When you install Qustodio, you must close all your browsers to enable the program's security features and toolbar icon. Next comes an extensive but easy, wizard-based setup process that involves creating a password, entering some personal and family information, and setting up separate accounts for each child. But don't fret; it's one of the friendliest wizards we've encountered, with each step explained and even nicely illustrated, and the whole setup process is topped with a video tutorial. In setting up an account for each child, we accepted the default settings, though it's easy to change them later and customize each account's settings, avatar, and other options. We could also choose to hide Qustodio; something that will appeal to parents of older children. Once we'd set up and activated Qustodio, it didn't take us long to find sites for it to block! Of course, we'd have to spend a lot of time online to generate the sort of activity reports Qustodio depicts in examples; but not to worry: your kids have that part covered, as you'll see when you access their log files.

Parents who want to know what their kids do online should try the easy-to-use (but hard to bypass) Qustodio.

 
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2 stars

"The right idea, but with poor execution, and not safe!"

September 22, 2016  |  By AG_31415

2016-09-22 02:15:49  |  By AG_31415

 |  Version: Qustodio 180.11.667

Pros

Good user interface

Cons

Buggy and misleading.
Poor support.

Summary

It does not work a lot of the time. It sends you an alert saying that your child's attempt access a particular website has been blocked, whereas in actual fact access to the website is being allowed. This is not just misleading, it is dangerous, and is worse than the product not working. Tried contacting support to have this resolved, but they simply asked me to reinstall the product, and could not help further when that didn't resolve the issue. It is very disappointing, considering that this is a fundamental feature of the product. It is a paid product and you expect the basics to work, especially when there are several free equivalents available in the market. Several people who have left positive reviews may in fact be oblivious to this problem as when you receive an alert saying that an attempt to access a restricted website has been blocked, your first reaction is to think, great, this application is doing its job!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 180.11.667
Version 180.11.667 improves the installation process, features bug fixes.
General
Publisher Qustodio
Publisher web site http://www.qustodio.com
Release Date August 22, 2016
Date Added August 22, 2016
Version 180.11.667
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Parental Control
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.3MB
File Name QustodioInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,277
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled after 3 days
Price $49.95

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