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Filters for PC:
Call TAG 718-225-5824 (718-Call-TAG)
www.usanativ.com           8-12/mo 95-140/yr per 2 devices     
www.techloq.com (Windows)            9.49/mo 99.49/yr per device
www.NetFree.link (Windows)            free
www.netsafepro.com           10-12/mo per device 9-10/mo additional
www.netsparkmobile.com/ (Android and Windows)            9.50/mo 89/yr per device
www.covenanteyes.com/services/internet-filtering / http://webchaver.org/filtering.php           15.99/mo unlimited devices scree captures
www.netnanny.com (Android, iOS, PC, Mac)           40/yr 55/yr per device
https://truple.io (Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook [iOS coming soon]) - randomly captures and shares screenshots with accountability partner.                                    5-16/mo 50-160/yr (ranging from 1-unlimited devices)

http://www.livigent.com
==built on Livigent==
www.meshimer.com                      8-15/mo per device
www.geder.org
www.gentechsolution.com                   39/qtr per device

More info see https://venishmartem.com/

Israel
https://www.tagisrael.org/
http://www.etrog.net.il/
http://www.enativ.com/
http://netfree.link/
http://www.rimon.net.il/
http://shomer.shoresh.org.il/

For Windows Phone
www.safekiddo.com/en_us/

For Android
https://truple.io/androidfilter.html (Free android filter)

For iPhone/iPad/iOs
Check out their quite easy and powerful content restrictions.
Suggestion: Have someone else have the password (or half and half with a spouse) and do the following:
Lock installing apps + remove browser + add apps you need (possible rules: no games, no sports, no entertainment, etc.).
[Occasionally an app will have a built in browser/or need to access a certain website - just go back in to settings (with password) and add that website].
There is time restrictions and more features too.
(May not be enough for teenagers - consult your own advisers - this solution sure beats doing nothing and there is no excuse)

DNS
https://www.opendns.com/ (can be used in routers or directly in PC)
https://cleanbrowsing.org

Pricing info may not be accurate and is only on full filters (not email only), feel free to correct, and does not include installation costs. I am working on a comprehensive comparison list
here it is
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2055 on: April 30, 2019, 02:21:56 AM »
It will technically work for the time being, but no updates means no new classifications. Also no new licenses (for fresh installs with the executable.)
 
I thought there hasn't been any updates since 2013, when Symantec bought K9 and announced it was no longer supported. I'm not sure if classifications have been updated in years already.

Can K9 still be freshly installed with an already obtained license?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2056 on: April 30, 2019, 02:24:25 AM »
Unfortunately not. Nor in simplicity and ease of use, neither in being completely free.
Opendns seems attractive to me. What's the downside?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2057 on: April 30, 2019, 04:19:44 AM »
Sorry for my language but this post stinks!

Besides the point that you are berating other good solutions, although according to you they are not as good. Such a long post promoting a service coming from a first-time poster, and then claiming that you are just a happy user is somewhat ridiculous.

Besides the point that you do not address, that from what I can see this doesn't have any real deep-system client that prevents using the internet completely unfiltered. In which case - I'm not sure it is the case, but judging from the guides they have - it is a total joke for anyone (which is everyone) that has admin access to the PC or has a tiny bit of tech knowledge!
Not agreeing or denying anything, but NetFree is indeed a very good filter. They have a program on Windows that will block  the entire Internet connection if you're not connected to their server... The only way to bypass NetFree was with SSH tunneling, which didn't always work, and they required to register it with them... I don't think any of the US filters come close to them, and yes it might have some downsides to.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2058 on: April 30, 2019, 10:32:32 AM »
Opendns seems attractive to me. What's the downside?

The 3 seconds it takes to change your dns and poof, you're no longer using opendns
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2059 on: April 30, 2019, 10:34:08 AM »
Unfortunately not. Nor in simplicity and ease of use, neither in being completely free.

I'm confused as to why they claim that norton antivirus is the solution to it  ??? ???

"The Norton Solution most like K9 Web Protection is Norton Antivirus Plus."
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2060 on: April 30, 2019, 10:40:55 AM »
I'm confused as to why they claim that norton antivirus is the solution to it  ??? ???

"The Norton Solution most like K9 Web Protection is Norton Antivirus Plus."
Most like as in Nothing Alike  :-[ >:( :'(

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2061 on: April 30, 2019, 10:42:16 AM »
The 3 seconds it takes to change your dns and poof, you're no longer using opendns
OpenDNS on a router with port 53 redirected to the router, and on a PC for a non-admin user, is not very bad. But certainly not a strong solution.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2062 on: April 30, 2019, 11:50:39 AM »
OpenDNS on a router with port 53 redirected to the router, and on a PC for a non-admin user, is not very bad. But certainly not a strong solution.

How do you redirect port 53 to the router? What does that accomplish?

Why isn't this a strong solution (or is less strong than K9)?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2063 on: April 30, 2019, 12:29:22 PM »
How do you redirect port 53 to the router? What does that accomplish?

Why isn't this a strong solution (or is less strong than K9)?
See upthread quote linked here:


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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2064 on: April 30, 2019, 02:25:28 PM »
you are berating other good solutions
that is incorrect. i am not berating anybody, i'm just pointing out pointing out serious flaws in their system. with all due respect to these filters and for their investment and development, they have very serious flaws which must be addressed (such as images and some more...)
Such a long post promoting a service coming from a first-time poster, and then claiming that you are just a happy user is somewhat ridiculous.
you can claim whatever you want about any user who writes positive or negative according to your liking. i am not looking to busy myself with following forums and therefore i haven't joined every forum but i see there is a want for information which isn't being addressed so i am trying to fill in. i have a strong passion for NetFree being with them since the very beginning and helping it grow. i have volunteered in development, translation and even phone support and in any way i am able because i want to help the klal. i haven't ever received anything in return. just to be clear, there are HUNDREDS of people just like me in NetFree, the users (al pi rov) are very passionate about NetFree and want to do all they can to help it. you can see this on all the israeli forums (try searching "נטפרי" on [url link=https://www.prog.co.il/]פרוג[/url])

if you are not convinced just take a look at my accounts on [url link=http://forum.netfree.link/]NetFree Forum[/url], [url link=http://wiki.netfree.link/wiki/Home_page]NetFree Wiki[/url] or [url link=https://www.prog.co.il/]Prog[/url]. what i do there is assist other users as a fellow user.

Besides the point that you do not address, that from what I can see this doesn't have any real deep-system client that prevents using the internet completely unfiltered. In which case - I'm not sure it is the case, but judging from the guides they have - it is a total joke for anyone (which is everyone) that has admin access to the PC or has a tiny bit of tech knowledge!
you are correct. i did not address every part of NetFree but if you are asking i'll introduce you to [url link=https://netfree.link/wiki/WiFree_Software]WiFree[/url] from NetFree.

Wifree is a software installed on the PC (android in development too) which blocks internet access whenever you are not connected to NetFree. read more here https://netfree.link/wiki/WiFree_Software

i hope this addresses all of your issues.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2065 on: May 03, 2019, 04:07:24 AM »
I thought there hasn't been any updates since 2013, when Symantec bought K9 and announced it was no longer supported. I'm not sure if classifications have been updated in years already.

Can K9 still be freshly installed with an already obtained license?

You need to download the install file from a 3rd party as Symantec is not giving it out anymore, try Download Cnet

Any idea how to get a license if Symantec is not giving any out? I assume there is a way.
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2066 on: May 03, 2019, 05:00:45 AM »
Most like as in Nothing Alike  :-[ >:( :'(

Norton Family seems to have filtering and ability to block apps. Anyone here use it successfully?
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2067 on: May 03, 2019, 10:44:15 AM »
I tried installing opendns on a optimum sage-com router (lakewood), got an error message when i tried to save the setting change... anyone have experience with this?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2068 on: May 03, 2019, 10:56:14 AM »
I tried installing opendns on a optimum sage-com router (lakewood), got an error message when i tried to save the setting change... anyone have experience with this?
Yes. The only way to update the DNS on an optimum router is to call/chat optimum. They will ask for your CMAC (located on a sticker on the bottom of your modem). They don't immediately update the DNS servers, it takes them a few days. Convoluted process but it's the only way to do it, as they don't allow changing dns through the router interface anymore.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #2069 on: May 03, 2019, 12:03:14 PM »
Thanks, do you know if they'll also set up port 53?

Also is there anything to configure in the modem itself ?