#3312 - 01/24/0205:21 PMLooking for a Filter Program
I am looking for a program for my work computers that I can<br>Load to filter out the porno and questionable sites.<br>Does anyone have any suggestions about Mac programs that fit this bill? <br>We use cyber sitter for the PCs but I want one that just filters the crap out.<br>Also I would like to find one for the E-mail. we use Outlook Express<br>This Is becoming a proble with my office<br>Can anyone help me?<br>Bofreddy<br><br>Your tone, It's all wrong. Do it again and I'll stab ya in the face with a sawdering iron!!! "Joe Dirt"
#3314 - 01/27/0203:45 AMRe: Looking for a Filter Program
Intego did introduce NetBarrier X recently which has some blocking features. I think ContentBarrier was their original OS9 blocking/filtering app, but it sold poorly and was available for free download at one time.<br><br>For OS9 NetBarrier 2.x may have had some content filtering ability as well.<br><br>Intego Software seems to be continually in, then out, of the market for everything that's security or blocking related, including anti-virus software. My experience is that half their products are functional and the other half hot air/buggy. They also have software specific to viruses and other combo products not mentioned.<br><br>Symantec seems to have taken the same approach, buying DoorStop (DoorStep?), originally Mac shareware, and releasing it as "Internet Barrier" (or some such). Junk software. The two seem to have been quite competitive with each other in terms of product description, but also in product line quality as well. <br><br>They have a tendency to forever be introducing a related function in a new "combination" product. Quite frankly I'd be skeptical of their products. NetBarrier through ver. 1.6 was a fairly useful product in my experience, but the later 2.x version was buggy and poorly executed in function.<br><br>They gave away Content Barrier eventually because it never got past 1.0 and was "questionable" at best in terms of functionality because it didn't work that well and bombed regularly.<br><br><br><br>[color:blue]128k_Mac</font color=blue><br><br>Men say they know many things; but lo! they have taken wings--The arts and sciences, and a thousand appliances; The wind that blows is all that any body knows. [color:blue]Henry David Thoreau</font color=blue><br>
DoorStop is a software firewall, not a filter. It works OK, although it's not a tremendous powerhouse of an app. I don't know what Symantec did with it when it bought the app and turned it into its Personal Firewall (right name?).<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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#3316 - 01/27/0205:15 AMRe: Looking for a Filter Program
I tried DoorStop way back when along with NetBarrier and eventually chose the latter to play with as I have a hardware firewall. Both were good. NetBarrier was good until v. 1.6 then Intego "improved" it and I surfed the net with my DSL line at about 14.4K. 2.0 to 2.03 were IMHO disasters blocking everything from cookies to loading pages (of any kind).<br><br>I've seen several comments about what Symantec did to DoorStop. Don't remember the new name but they should have called it Symantec ScrewedUp.<br><br>It worked when it was shareware, didn't when it went commercial, or that at least seemed to be the consensus. I think Symantec started the battle with Intego at that point adding Christmas tree ornaments, one after another, onto their products, none of which worked.<br><br>Intego, my latest impression, won the war. They have more non-functional security/virus/filter/whatever software than Symantec. What an honor. <br><br>[color:blue]128k_Mac</font color=blue><br><br>Men say they know many things; but lo! they have taken wings--The arts and sciences, and a thousand appliances; The wind that blows is all that any body knows. [color:blue]Henry David Thoreau</font color=blue><br>
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