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AV / Firewall software for kids

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by mojorisin, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi All


    Does anyone have any recommendations for AV / Firewall software that is aimed more for protecting kids

    At present my kids are using Norton Internet Security 2004 but the subscription is just about to run out

    I dont use this myself prefering to use AVG Free and ZoneAlarm but the Norton package is ideal for the kids as it gives me parental controls for blocking websites and also features the downloadable url blocking lists and i can rate what gets in or out

    Are there any free ones or would i be better sticking with Norton

    cheers
    Mick
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Mick,

    It all depends on how much effort you want to put in. If you haven't got much time then Norton's does offer a lot of control, especially when you could use AVG but then have to use something like netnanny to make up the difference. If you fancy something new, have an old Pentium PC kicking about why not take a look at smoothwall. This is a powerfull Linux app that has proxy/firewall features.
    Let us know what you decide :thumbleft
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    Hey Mick,

    At the risk of being repetetive (who me ?) and without wishing to promote my work, as I have no reasons to, have a look at one of our products below:

    Netintelligence Home Edition

    I believe there is a free trial version.

    HTH :)
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    looks like the best package i have seen so far on the subject Gav.
    not cheap at £50 a year mind.....
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Maybe, but I believe the NI guys are always up for a bit of negotiating (but you didn't hear that from me !!! ) :wink:
     
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  6. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    Cheers guys for the info i will have a look at the links :thumbleft
     
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