Date Added:Jan. 23, 2012
Downloads Last Week:6
Product ranking:#37 in Miscellaneous
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Il does really block the websites you decided to do so.
Well, I've experienced the fact it doesn't stop blocking your websites, even if you uninstall the program from your computer. I was used to another program which works way much better! But I downloaded that one because I was using one of my friend's computer that had no program of this kind in it and I couldn't remember the name of the other app. I am currently trying to get my websites back from letting the app running for 15min. I hope it will work. Especially that this is not my own computer and I don't want to give it that with that kind of problem!
Reply by dzver888 on November 12, 2016
so, did you find a solution?
Works great. Once you start the timer there is no way to disable it, even if you uninstall it. The sites won't work no matter how you try to access them.
Some people are saying that the timer is off but the websites are still being blocked.
Solution: Just run the program again for 15 minutes and when the timer goes off it will be unblocked.
This usually shouldn't happen. It happened to me when I force shut down the process in the command prompt in an attempt to get back on the internet. Silly me.
It works after some changes in your antivir-program.
It doesnt stop. The sites remain blocked.
I would like to get some help, because im pretty angry. This ****** program doesnt stop to block the sites, although the time is over.
Dont use it.
Reply by dzver888 on November 13, 2016
any suggestion how to fix this?
Reply by helpfulpotato on September 7, 2014
Run the program again for 15 minutes or whatever the minimum time is. When the timer finishes it will work again.
Reply by jackholl on July 3, 2014
Hi, I have the same problem. Also very angry! How did you fix it??
It blocked all of the sites I gave it.
you have to have a link to the exe program on your desktop, it does not download onto your computer permanently, you have to re-load it every time you want to use it. Biggest problem for me is that it does not work on Mozilla which is the only browser I use.
I tried using this and was confused why it was not working on all of the sites on Mozilla, than I opened up Internet explorer instead and found that it worked great on there, but I never use Explorer so it's pretty useless to me:-/
Doesn't work. At all.
The program pops up, asks for a time and websites to block. It then fails to block anything. A pop-up states there's a new version out, and the website the supposed new version is on then fails to load. I can't seem to find a single distraction-blocking program that actually works. What a piece of junk.
My productivity has increased markedly since I literally block every website I tend to browse for fun or out of interest or boredom (news, games, social). With no instant gratification close at hand, I am forced to get back to churning out pages for my master's dissertation until the timer is up. It's extremely helpful because whereas other distractions have more substantial obstacles (starting up a game, turning on the TV), when you open a web browser to do work, it is quite easy to just open a news site at the same time while waiting for our page to load. It's like having your office at the pub and your administrative assistant as your best friend -- hard to compartmentalize without some heavy-handed help. The fact is writing this entry is the only distraction I've had since I downloaded the program 2 nights ago.
If you close the windows with the timer up it seems to keep running in your processes. I know it says not to do that specifically, but it happened and I imagine other people will do the same without reading the instructions and fiddling with the program. In any case, it slowed down my computer rather a bit, and I just had word open. For reference, my computer is built to run games from the last 3 years.
I haven't experienced any trouble since booting back up thoguh.
Fantastic. Just read this article if you need more convincing on the utility of blocking out internet distractions:
As an easily distracted college student studying for finals, this program is a godsend. It effectively removes 90% of the distractions I have while studying on my computer and is incredibly simple. Just pick what sites you want blocked, how long you want to remain focused for, click a button, and you're stopped from accessing any distracting sites.
Occasionally, SelfRestraint has trouble blocking Facebook. However, with pretty much every other site I frequent blocked, Facebook becomes a lot easier to ignore.
Incredibly helpful, especially during finals. No complaints. Just knowing that my favorite sites are mostly inaccessible is enough to keep me from even attempting to go on them. Not only does it seem to literally block you from being distracted, but it provides a psychological edge as well. Well, for me at least. Everyone's different. Either way, it's incredibly useful and highly recommended. Also, mine seemed to download the .exe file straight to my Downloads folder and needed no installation. Not sure how it'll turn out for others, but if you have trouble finding the installation file, there may not even be one.
It works as advertised
When it installs it doesn't make any start menu entries, doesn't put a shortcut on the desktop, and I can't find it's installation folder anywhere. Have looked in both 32-bit and 64-bit program folders, nothing there. There are no installation options. Program starts upon install, but once I closed it I could find no way of starting it up again. Have looked everywhere. What is the point of releasing a program, if you're going to hide it from the user?
I'd like to be able to use this program, but I simply cannot find it anywhere on my hard drive. Therefore it is 100% useless.
Reply by Dicostaz on December 11, 2012
The .exe file showed up in my download folder. From there all I had to do was pin it to my start menu. My download didn't need any sort of installation, the .exe just needed to be run. Not sure if your PC is set up any differently than mine but maybe check there?
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|Publisher web site||http://Parker.Kuivi.la|
|Release Date||January 15, 2012|
|Date Added||January 23, 2012|
|Operating Systems||Windows XP/Vista/7|
|Downloads Last Week||6|