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ParentalControl Bar

By WRAAC Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of ParentalControl Bar

  • Prevent your children from accessing adult-oriented Web sites
  • Last updated on 10/06/09
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 4 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0.1.457

Version 5.0.1.457 resolves password issue.

General

Release October 6, 2009
Date Added October 6, 2009
Version 5.0.1.457

Operating Systems

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

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,080,598
Downloads Last Week 138
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Developer's Description

The ParentalControl Bar is a free public service that helps concerned parents prevent their children from accessing adult-oriented Web sites. Complete our simple, three-step installation process below and start controlling your family's online activity.