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How to block unwanted porn websites and its content in your computer. Protect your children. Learn how to block these unhealthy sites.

Are you concerned that your children may accidentally browse through adult websites? There are several ways to block porn websites and other unwanted contents to protect your family. These methods may be free or paid depending on your preference of quality security for your computer. Take note that blocking these unwanted websites for free may give you limited protection as compared to paid software and programs. However, if you are an average technical person then you can make use of Proxy auto configuration to block porn websites.

Here are options to choose to protect your family from porn websites and other unwanted content.

1. Proxy Auto Configuration. The use of proxy to connect to a website allows you to block sites that are socially offensive such as adult websites. The proxy will act as a middle man. It first checks on the website contents and depending on the configuration of proxy settings it will allow or block websites accordingly. Proxy configuration makes use of JavaScripts so it is important that you understand how to go about entering scripts in a text format. After proxy configuration has been done, it is also essential to configure your browser settings to work alongside the PAC configuration.

2. Paid software. There are many paid soft ware that can block and fully protect your computer from these sites. You can try out their free version and upgrade to their premium plan. You can check out this websites if you are willing to spend a little for full protection, Trusted filters, Sentry Parental Controls, Opendns.com and a whole lot more. You can type in at Google’s search engine and it will give you numerous results.

3. Firewall Settings. Most security programs installed in your computer are capable of blocking porn sites and other contents that it will find harmful to your computer. However, since its preference is blocking malware, its feature may be limited as well. You can check your firewall settings and configuration to make sure that it is able to block unwanted sites.

4. Browser settings. For internet explorer users, you can go to tools and choose internet options. At the security tab you can add those sites that you want to be blocked. For Firefox users, you can have an add-on installed such as parental controls add on that are offered for free.

5. Google Filters. You can change the settings at google.com. Go to settings and choose your preference at the safe search filtering options. Choose strict filtering so that the search engine will not return results that are unhealthy for the children.

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