MetaSurf - Porn/Malicious URL Blocker (A tool for parents)

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  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    For us parents with young children out there, this is the perfect tool to block Porn/Malicious URLs while you're away from the computer, and while they're on it.

    This is a perfect tool for you/the parent to enable before your child gets on.

    It does indeed block many sites and can be protected with a password that you or your spouse only know.

    I tested this out myself and it works quite well.

    It's called MetaSurf

    Info here: https://metacert.com/

    Mozilla Firefox Extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/metacert/?src=search

    Google Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/metasurf/dpfbddcgbimoafpgmbbjiliegkfcjkmn

    NOTE: With the extension installed, I did notice a slight decrease in browsing speed...nothing drastic though.

    Available for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

    Something to note for Firefox users:

    The Firefox software does not block pornography by default. To switch on the filter, create a password using the settings on the toolbar.
     
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  2. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    Thanks for this.I dont have children myself but certainly a great find for parents.
    Does it block malicious urls in general or just porn.?
    Thanks.
     
  3. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    It's main objective is to block porn, but a lot of those porn sites aren't always the safe ones, many of them contain malicious downloads and or content. So, I guess you could say it blocks both.

    All I can say is, it definitely does an excellent job blocking them.
     
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