The Web Blocker

The Web Blocker

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    83,781
  • Date Added:
    June 09, 2013
  • File Size:
    2.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,920
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Parents, librarians, business owners, and anyone concerned about inappropriate and adult content on the Internet may want to check out The Web Blocker from Webstart Studios. TWB is freeware that lets you filter and block inappropriate content, monitor Internet use, and build customized Block Lists for various users, situations, and content.

We downloaded, extracted, and opened TWB's installer, which prompted us to create, confirm, and enter a password to begin the installation. During the installation, a pop-up message stresses the importance of making sure that none of the users who will be affected by TWB's filters has administrative privileges. The program's interface is quite unique, with an array of boxes for handling primary functions, a side panel with several controls, and a basic file menu. The Help file is a link to a Web-based support page, but TWB is designed to be extremely easy to use. TWB opened with all our PC's users displayed in its User List; we clicked on a nonadministrative user, and the name appeared above the Internet History box. Clicking the User History button displayed the user's Firefox and IE history; selecting any URL and clicking Add To Block displayed the site in the user's Block List box. A Block Address feature with a blank field let us type or paste URLs directly, too. It's also easy to remove blocked sites. The most interesting feature is Content Filtering. We were easily able to filter social-networking sites, online gambling sites, adult content, games, proxy searches, and video-streaming sites simply by clicking check boxes. When we logged on to the restricted user's account, TWB wouldn't let us browse to blocked sites. The White List feature let us enter Allowed Sites, which is handy for limiting access to just a few sites for small children. Clicking Block Template called up a dialog for creating individual user templates for blocking specific content. Another button let us change passwords.

We found TWB to be flexible, easy to use, and perfectly capable of filtering and blocking a wide range of inappropriate or unwanted online content. If you ensure that users subject to TWB do not have administrative privileges, they will be unable to defeat it.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Promising but can be better!"

July 24, 2012  |  By alicedi79

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Pros

Ease of use and nice uninstrusive interface.

Cons

Sites cannot be unblocked
Doesn't uninstall correctly

Summary

I would prefer Qustudio to this any day. Data tracking, real-time blocking, helpful support have me completely sold on them.

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3 stars

"Pretty good website monitoring tool."

September 24, 2011  |  By softrev

 |  Version: The Web Blocker 2.0

Pros

Lets you monitor as well as block.
List building isn't difficult.
Has an easy to use interface.

Cons

Difficulty unblocking sites.

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2 stars

"Has pros and cons."

August 19, 2011  |  By 48rennie48

 |  Version: The Web Blocker 2.0

Pros

Does allow you to block selected websites.

Cons

Doesn't unblock websites - have to uninstall.
Leaves behind hidden folder.

Summary

Has problems, but not insurmountable - depends on what you're willing to put up with.

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5 stars

"Awesome.....!!"

April 06, 2011  |  By parth2488

 |  Version: The Web Blocker 2.0

Pros

Help me to get rid off FACEBOOK addiction....!!!
and Movie Addiction also.

Cons

I don't think any....!!!!

Summary

Awesome...awesome tool for productivity increase...!!!! don't waste ton's of times on social networking,blogging,video streaming and movie websites.

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5 stars

"Great product. Works as described."

December 12, 2010  |  By ecquinn18

 |  Version: The Web Blocker 2.0

Pros

Free and blocks lots of sites

Cons

No key logger like some other programs

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1 stars

"Uninstalls Poorly"

December 10, 2010  |  By foxfire0002

 |  Version: The Web Blocker 2.0

Pros

Filters results. blocks sites like it advertises.

Cons

doesn't uninstall correctly.

Summary

for a while it blocked the very Cnet.com site to download it in the beginning. blocks sites that can be used to remove it.supposedly uninstalled. and left files in the C Drive.
unpredictable on what sites it blocks and those it doesn't and for some reason allows access to sites that it previously blocked. leaves services running in task manager even when it was

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 includes the functionality of White Lists (Allow Lists) and improves controls.
General
Publisher Webstart Studios
Publisher web site http://www.thewebblocker.com
Release Date June 09, 2013
Date Added June 09, 2013
Version 2.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.28MB
File Name TheWebBlocker.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 83,781
Downloads Last Week 1,920
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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