Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Editors' Review

Parental control filters have a reputation for charging a lot and giving back very little in return. Sometimes, they literally don't give enough back, and have been known to block completely clean sites.

ParentalControl Bar isn't perfect--like its cousins, it blocks some sites that shouldn't be obstructed, and occasionally allows sites that should be blocked. However, the price is right--it costs nothing. Not only does it not extort parents for its services, it allows parents to approve sites both on the fly and via a "Blocked history" list.

The app is small, just over 1MB. The toolbar interface allows parents one-click switching from Parent to Child mode by clicking a button, which changes from red to green. To switch back--or to use any of its nonblocking functions or view a blocked site--a password is required.

Despite claims to the contrary, the program doesn't support Firefox 2, although it does work fine on Internet Explorer 7. For parents looking for a cost-effective tool to help give their children a bit of controlled freedom on the Internet, ParentalControl Bar is a safe way to go.

 
read more +

Latest Stories
5 Google Docs tricks that will boost your writing productivity

5 Google Docs tricks that will boost your writing productivity

Add-ons, keyboard shortcuts and other tricks to make your work sparkle.

Read more
Twitter begins public test of improved conversations with new Prototype Program

Twitter begins public test of improved conversations with new Prototype Program

Nested and color-coded comments may make it easier to follow and participate.

Read more
AT&T customers can now get free Wi-Fi on Boingo's Passpoint networks

AT&T customers can now get free Wi-Fi on Boingo's Passpoint networks

Seamless, secure and complimentary Wi-Fi is now available at 80-plus locations nationwide, including...

Read more
User Reviews

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit
 
show reviews

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0.1.457

Version 5.0.1.457 resolves password issue.

General

Publisher WRAAC
Publisher web site http://www.parentalcontrolbar.org
Release Date December 26, 2009
Date Added October 06, 2009
Version 5.0.1.457

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Parental Control

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Microsoft Internet Explorer

Download Information

File Size 4.75MB
File Name parentalcontrolsetup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,073,952
Downloads Last Week 39

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
Report a problem