Join or Sign In

Sign in to add and modify your software

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining Download.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This parental filtering application blocks perilous material from being accessed on your computer. Though it snubs some useful features, it includes one useful feature that we really liked.

When trying to access forbidden territory, Naomi's visceral user notification is great: it kills the Web browser. No warning, no explanation, just boom: program closed. Naomi's engine uses heuristic and semantic data filtering and can hide its system tray icon for covert functioning. The program's plain interface is password-protected and has no filter-related configuring options; you just click to start and that's it. As a result, some search results aren't even revealed because the program immediately detects the explicit words and shuts down the browser.

The app also blocks P2P file sharing and chat sessions. During testing, however, the program didn't block instant messengers when inappropriate words were used, and user-defined options comparable to those in other parental-control filters are greatly missed. Naomi provides a moderate level of protection for free, but locating more powerful parental-control programs isn't hard.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2.90

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added April 20, 2006
Version 3.2.90

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 178,377
Downloads Last Week 1
Report Software

Related Software

Windows Live Family Safety

Free
Windows Live Family Safety

Spyrix Free Keylogger

Free to try
Spyrix Free Keylogger

Qustodio

Free to try
Qustodio

Toddler Keys

Free
Toddler Keys

Best VPN Services for 2021

Best for privacy

3 months free with 1-year plan

Best for customer support

$39.99 for the first 12 months

Best for zero logs

$4.87.99/months for a 1-year plan

Best money-back guarantee

$2.99/months for a 3-year plan

User Reviews

3.7/5
54 User Votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

Developer's Description

Naomi is an advanced Internet filtering program, easy to use, intended for families and kids in particular. Naomi is able to constantly monitor all Internet connections, protecting children from inappropriate online material - such as obscene or violent contents; pornography, pedophilia and erotism in the form of images or texts; sites that popularize drugs; gambling games; terrorism; hate propaganda; occultism; sects; blasphemy. Naomi does not rely on a simple list of banned sites; instead, it examines in real-time all the data being transmitted and received through any Internet application - such as Web browsers, chat programs, news readers.