May 30, 2012 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm #603619more_2Member
I was just looking at the Internet filters and there are none that are free. Can anyone recommend a cheap/ free one that is reliable?
Thanks in advance.May 31, 2012 2:39 am at 2:39 am #877294more_2Member
BumpMay 31, 2012 2:53 am at 2:53 am #877295TheGoqParticipant
Gemaras are also expensive.May 31, 2012 3:21 am at 3:21 am #877296em0616Member
K9 / K9webprotection is a free Internet filter. They are made by Bluecoat, which is their commercial product, which is used in enterprise/corporate environments.
It’s customizable to block web sites in more than 70 categories, force SafeSearch on all major search engines, set time restrictions,
Configure custom lists for “always allow” and “always block”
Override a web page block with password
Trust the enhanced anti-tampering, even children can’t break
View easy reports to monitor and control web activity
Real-time categorization of new adult and malicious sites
Best free parental controls software/internet filter available
Compatible with Windows or Mac machinesMay 31, 2012 4:10 am at 4:10 am #877298lakewhutParticipant
Unfortuately, nothing that is supposed to be kosher or Jewish is free. Yeshiva tuition, shul dues, food proprietors pay a fortunate to have their place kosher. And it’s all marketed through guilting the masses. Any challengers? K-9 is really not practical, it slows down computers. Would you download a virus?May 31, 2012 5:09 am at 5:09 am #877299not a tirchaParticipant
@lakewhut almost every anti virus program has some form of filter program attached to it that is a free feature. Check the settings of your anti virus program. (I am assuming you are running a anti virus program. If you aren’t, it is in your best interests to get one unless you are using a Mac.)May 31, 2012 5:59 am at 5:59 am #877300PosterMember
why should it be free? was your computer free?is your internet connection free?May 31, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am #877302
Windows Live Family Safety filter.
Pretty basic, haven’t used it in a long time, but I have installed it for people in the past and it’s quite good.May 31, 2012 1:00 pm at 1:00 pm #877303interjectionParticipant
If you use Google Chrome, in the Chrome Web Store ( https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions ) they have many different options of free filters. BLOCKSI is my favorite as it can be customized. If you don’t have Google Chrome, search it; it’s easy to find.
The extensions in the store only work for Google Chrome but most people prefer it as a browser anyway.May 31, 2012 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #877304Guter yidParticipant
I have K9 on my computers quite a while, and its wonderful! no slowdowns, simple to install, and its free!May 31, 2012 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #877306zahavasdadParticipant
K9 is freeMay 31, 2012 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #877307agentParticipant
We tried to download the K9 protection but every time we tried to download it a virus kept popping up and it slowed down the computer. Can anyone help me on that?May 31, 2012 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #877308flyerParticipant
try opendns – it is the same thing that some of the frum filters use and it is free.May 31, 2012 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #877309
Download it from their own website or a reputable site like Cnet. Check your anti virus software settings.May 31, 2012 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #877310
K-9 won’t slow down your computer if you have enough memory. If you barely squeek by as it is with system memory then adding any filter will slow you down, unless you do your filtering at the router level (open dns for example).May 31, 2012 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #877311
K-9 won’t slow down your computer if you have enough memory. If you barely squeak by as it is with system memory then adding any filter will slow you down, unless you do your filtering at the router level (open dns for example).
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