This application effectively restricts access to selected Web sites, although it did allow some offensive images to be displayed. NetPurity Free has a visually appealing, easy-to-comprehend interface. You can limit site access by specifying blocked and allowed URLs and filtering on offensive and sexually explicit keywords. The program includes nearly 100 sexually explicit keywords, although you can add or delete phrases. When inappropriate Web sites are encountered, the browser can display a page restriction message, show a blank screen, or open the site but log the act. The application, which you can password-protect, logs visits to restricted sites only and includes the reason the site was blocked. Unfortunately, the application has no power for filtering inappropriate images. Additionally, you'll have to endure a lengthy registration process to get access to the 15-day trial. Users who want to build roadblocks against unwanted sites will find NetPurity Free easy to use, but will stumble over its image filtering and download issues.
What's new in version 6.1
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedApril 8, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
NetPurity software is a new and advanced way to protect your family on the Internet. Finally, you can prevent access to inappropriate sites, limit the amount of time your children spend online, prevent them from revealing private information via e-mail or IM, and generally control their entire Internet experience.