How to block those adult websites on my Mac Mavericks?

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SherlockLV
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How to block those adult websites on my Mac Mavericks?

Post by SherlockLV » Thu May 22, 2014 6:34 am

My brother is addicted to those adult sites, my mum asks me to find out some ways to block them so he will not watch them anymore. I have try the built-in parental control, but it is easy to bypass, anyone know how?
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Re: How to block those adult websites on my Mac Mavericks?

Post by Thrawn » Thu May 22, 2014 10:06 am

Nothing is foolproof. If your brother insists on going to a site, then technology alone won't stop him. This is more of a social issue than a technical one.

That said, If he only has a limited Windows account, not Administrator, then perhaps you could use the Hosts file to block sites. Or maybe set up a filtering proxy for all internet access.
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Re: How to block those adult websites on my Mac Mavericks?

Post by kukla » Fri May 23, 2014 10:08 pm

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Re: How to block those adult websites on my Mac Mavericks?

Post by Chall » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:24 am

You can go to your internet settings and set passwords and write certain websites as "blocked" so that you need the password to access them. Besides, you can also install a web filter for Mavericks to block the certain unwanted websites like Aobo Filter for Mac.
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Re: How to block those adult websites on my Mac Mavericks?

Post by barbaz » Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:36 am

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While I'm here, I'd like to point out a few things:
- Aobo Filter for Mac is commercial/paid software. Please note that any mention of commercial products in this thread does not constitute an endorsement by the forum or by any forum staff for that product.
- If SherlockLV's brother has administrative access there's really nothing that can be done about.
- If not, pointing the domains to 0.0.0.0 in the HOSTS file, plus installing TCPBlock v 4.2 and configuring it as an IP blocker, is one possible free solution which should block a set of sites on a Mac, if you don't want to use the builtin parental controls...
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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