Re: Question about download blockers and Parental Controls...
From: Bigbruva (Richardh_at_
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 19:41:06 -0700
A number of ISP's are now providing these types of control free as part of
the service, for example:
MSN Premium has excellent parental control, see here for more info:
Comcast have recently added McAfee protection to their service which
includes their Privacy Service:
It pains me to say it (as I REALLY dislike these guys) AOL also have a good
parental control feature:
"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
> From: "Patrick Dickey" <email@example.com>
> | Hi everyone,
> | I received an e-mail the other evening from a person with a question
> | about download blockers. She has a teen-aged step-son along with a
> | couple of younger children, and wants something to put on the computer
> | to prevent the teenager from downloading things to the computer. The
> | only issue is, she and her husband don't want to have to use a password
> | or anything to be able to download things.
> | Their computer is a newer Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition on it.
> | So, what they're looking for is something to prevent limited users from
> | downloading files/programs (without a password, preferably) while
> | allowing Computer Administrators to still download files/programs
> | without having to type a password or anything like that.
> | Also, given the circumstances (the computer is located in the
> | basement where the teenager and their 7 year old daughter sleep, and the
> | adult's work schedules), if the download controller comes bundled with a
> | decent Parental Controls program, they would like that too. Otherwise,
> | they're mainly concerned with the download controller.
> | Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I'm also crossposting this
> | to a couple of other newsgroups where it applies somewhat as well.
> | --
> | Patrick Dickey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> | http://www.pats-computer-solutions.com
> | Smile.. someone out there cares deeply for you.
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