Good Web Filter

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Arcanez, Oct 8, 2011.

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  1. Arcanez

    Arcanez Registered Member

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    hey,

    does anyone know a good web filter application not a whole security suite with antivirus and firewall just the web guard. I heard one of the better web filters is the one from trend micro which comes with their Titanium Security Suites and Antivirus. Do you guys know a similar web filter software regarding performance that can be downloaded separately?

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. clocks

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    Install panda cloud, and then remove pcav & the toolbar. this will leave Pandas web filter, which is outstanding, and uses very little resources.
     
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    U can use avg linkscanner.
    http://linkscanner.avg.com/

    edit: i dont understund u want a web filter for parental control or for protecting u from malware.
     
  5. Arcanez

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    a web filter that blocks malicious webpages and downloads not a web filter that is meant to block web content like porn violence etc from children.
     
  6. sm1

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    You can select only malware categories in k9 or you can try norton dns, dyndns or comodo secure dns. Also you can try bitdefender trafficlight.
     
  7. clocks

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    You may want to do some speed tests with and without the filter you chose. I found that BD trafficlight really slowed me down, and AVG link scanner increased my pings.
     
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    What about installing Avast and choosing to ONLY install its network shield? If only THAT was installed would any conflicts happen with having that an another AV?
     
  10. Technical

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    avast NetShield is not meant to be run as a standalone. avast service and drivers will still be installed and could, on theory and actually, conflict.
    I'll go for the K9 filters of malware/spyware or a DNS service (like OpenDNS).
     
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    It was just a theory I had. :p
     
  12. Kees1958

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    The lightest combo
    a) Norton DNS (checks on the DNS servers of Norton, not your PC)
    b) Internet Exporer 9

    Free Alternative
    a) AVG Linkscanner
    b) Avasy with Webshield + scriptshield only

    Regards
     
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    Forget web filters, use Sandboxie. :thumb:

    If configured perfectly, it's really hard to pass it.
     
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    Not if the user is running Windows XP. :D

    Oddly, no one considered of asking which operating system we're talking about.

    As some of you may be aware, Windows XP users won't be able to use Internet Explorer 9. So, Kees1958... ;)

    This would be my pick:

    Internet Explorer 9/Google Chrome + Norton DNS + AVG LinkScanner.

    If you're running Google Chrome, or would like to, I'd install BitDefender's TrafficLight extension.
    I got relatives using the same setup and it runs smoothly.

    You could go for Sandboxie as well, but I would never rely on the shareware version, and simply because you cannot force programs in the shareware version.

    What happens if one of your applications opens your browser and what ever else may happen because of that?
    I don't know about you, but I always I like to consider all scenarios, and that's one scenario.

    By the way, if you're running Windows Vista or Windows 7, I'd use UAC if you got it disabled, because it will force IE to run in Protected Mode. Otherwise, go with Google Chrome which won't require UAC to run in its Protected Mode-like mode.

    Make sure you use a standard user account as well.
     
  16. Kees1958

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    True :gack:

    Then Avast WebShield + Scriptshield + Chrome install for the Avast reputationshield :D
     
  17. mrpink

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    What, is this for real? And how can you uninstall it if you want?
     
  18. Cloud

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    It is possible to install the toolbar without installing Panda Cloud.

    Here you go: www.pandasecurity.com/toolbar/PandaSecurityToolbar.exe
     
  19. mrpink

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    And then uninstall the toolbar and still have the web filter? And if you want to uninstall the filter later?
     
  20. clocks

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    It's a separate uninstall.
     
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    anyone using trend micro web protection addon?
     
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    i try it before but didnt like it:D
     
  23. mrpink

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    Oh, ok, thanks!
     
  24. syk69

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    I have tried it and it does an excellent job of blocking malware sites. From my experience easily 1 of the top if not the top. Only thing is that its for 90 days use.

    I would just use panda's url filter. It's free and extremely good.
     
  25. Chuko

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    Not sure if Panda Cloud 1.9 beta URL filter is working properly, according to this youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfIrbvEAGVs), esp the uploader's comment. I am presently testing the beta but without the toolbar and URL filter. So far, quite happy with it.
     
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