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NetDog Internet Porn Filter

By NetDogSoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

While NetDog does block some harmful sites, its patchy implementation leaves a lot to be desired.

Basically, the app is a "smart" blacklist that comes with many sites and keywords preblocked and allows you to add or remove others as you see fit. There's also a white list of "always allowed" sites. Interestingly, it will allow some sites that talk about the human body in scientific terms, unless you block them explicitly. Unfortunately, the "smart" blacklist didn't block about one-quarter of the sites we tested that we thought should be blocked, making the usefulness of the feature dubious at best. The "full" blocker functioned much better, allowing nothing of a questionable nature to show up.

The interface is a one-panel job, with all the options front-and-center and password-protected. Since the app is so simple, it would benefit from a less-compact menu, but what's there does the job decently enough. If all you need is a Web site blocker, this free application is it, but you can certainly find these limited features and a lot more in other parental-control utilities.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.9.2

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added September 28, 2006
Version 3.9.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 84,595
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

NetDog block porn Web sites effectively and easily. NetDog uses special technology to embed itself into Windows operation system, so you won't find any Netdog process running on your computer. But NetDog will block all porn Web sites automatically. It can work with all kinds of Web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox. After installing Netdog, you just visit any other porn sites to test. If you are not able to visit them, that shows your Netdog is working now. Also, NetDog Support user-defined URL block (black & great URL lists), support wildcards and keywords in URL. If you want to change filtering settings, you can always use NetDogadmin to do it. Password protected with NetDogAdmin. NetDog Internet Porn Filter, Protect your computer from porn Web sites, block all porn Web sites now.