Fast, effective, and reliable, the Safe EyesTM Parental Control Software is the ideal online protection for your entire family! Safe EyesTM makes it easy to block objectionable material, limit time spent online, and control internet-based programs such as instant messengers, media players, and peer-to-peer file sharing applications. Its filtering servers are refreshed daily so your Parental Controls are always up-to-date. All account settings are stored on the Safe EyesTM secure servers which allows your children to be covered regardless of which computer they use in your home. Whether you are using Windows or Mac OSX, Safe EyesTM is the name you can trust to provide all of the benefits of the Internet with none of the worry.
Version 3.3 for OSX adds customizable program blocking, enhanced security and HTTPS/SSL filtering, allows scheduling the times which your children use the Internet, and provides robust Usage Reporting that can be optionally limited to only Administrative access.
What's new in this version: Various bug fixes
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All versions:1.2 stars
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Current version:1.0 stars
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"Safe Eyes....used to be good"
Version: Safe Eyes 3.5
Since McAfee took over...NONE
Latest version causes major issues with computers connected via WIFI. Downloads won't complete, files are corrupted, and browsing is super slow. Tech support is a total joke.
Wish I could do more justice than simply saying DITTO to the review by munkyboyz
"It just keeps getting worse"
Version: Safe Eyes 3.5
Good at filtering bad stuff, very customizable, etc...
I've had safeeyes for years, specifically the Mac version. It has never been as good as the PC version and has always had some issues, but with this latest update they have really made it bad and here is whyThis review is of Safeeyes for Mac, version 4.1 - the latest as of December 2012
1. "This Website is blocked because you are not logged in" - this error comes up time after time despite being logged into the program. My response from tech support was that if this problem kept occurring to restart the computer. The problem with that is that it happens about every 5 minutes. That would be a lot of restarts and doesn't solve the problem.
2. Webpages not fully loading - The previous mac version did this occasionally and would quickly be resolved with a reload of the website, but now with this new update it happens constantly. Most webpages with images will not load the images on the first attempt, and will load only some of them after a reload. Further many webpages will load as a "skeleton", as in not with the actual page background and normal structure. Very very annoying. Cnn, cnet, weather channel, they are all affected. Surprisingly this issue doesn't effect facebook.
3. Slow slow slow!!! - I did a quick uninstall of safeeyes, per the recommendation of tech support because of the above mentioned issues, and out of curiosity did some of the same web browsing I normally do (cnn, gmail, Facebook, macworld). Everything loaded at least 10x faster. There were no issues with images loading or with the pages loading incorrectly. Now I reinstalled and the problems persist.
4. Tech support failing - I called tech support because of the above issues and was connected overseas. They used to have native english speakers as their tech support 24/7 and that was awesome. The gentleman I spoke to had no idea how to handle my call. When he asked me for the administrator password, I told him I didn't know it because I wasn't an administrator. He then said "oh that's not a problem, just answer this question and I can give you the administrator password..." Referring to the question clue which 1) Of course I didn't know the answer to because i'm not the administrator and 2) Doesn't that violate the whole concept of having an administrator password that other users don't know? In any case, all he recommended was the uninstall/reinstall which as mentioned above did not work. This seems to be the go to answer for safeeyes - uninstall and reinstall - and every time I've tried that, the problems persist.
5. Doesn't play well with other WiFi - When I bring my laptop to work or coffee shops or hotels, it's always a gamble whether or not safeeyes is going to work. There's really no rhyme or reason to when it works and when it doesn't. Sometimes Safeeyes connects but then a few minutes later it disconnects and I have to restart my computer and start the whole process again.
Safeeyes used to be good, but ever since being acquired by McAfee their software and support has gone down the drain. I'm going to start using another internet filter now for my Mac. I hope this review helps anyone even remotely considering Safeeyes for Mac to stay FAR away. Goodbye Safeeyes, you won't be missed.
Updated on Dec 17, 2012
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