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Net Nanny 6.5

Blocks Pornography and Protects Families and Children

Much more important than how it works, is that you know that Net Nanny does work. You have the peace of mind of knowing that you are protecting your children and family with the best internet safety tools available. Net Nanny can block not only pornography, but hate sites, questionable chat rooms and other dangers of the Internet. You can configure Net Nanny to block online game and gambling sites, and even make it so your children can only install and play computer games with parental ratings that you deem appropriate. Net Nanny even offers a simple, easy to use set-up assistant to help parents determine what online activities (Web sites, chat, gaming and social networks) are appropriate based on your family member’s age.Remote Management

Net Nanny has enhanced its internet safety administration tools. Powerful Remote Management tools exist to help parents to manage and maintain Internet safety policies from any Internet connection. Net Nanny has also been enhanced to synchronize your settings almost instantly. Monitor web browsing and instant messaging- from anywhere!
PC Game Blocking

Having worked directly with the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), Net Nanny 6.0 is the first parental control software solution to set age-based gaming restrictions using the ESRB rating system and the first to block desktop PC games based on categories, including violence, sex, alcohol, drugs and more.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

6.5 [05-03-10]

Major Feature Activity Reports
  • New reports for search term requests
  • New reports for additional social networking websites including: Bebo, Twitter, Flickr, and Youtube
  • Page titles (instead of URLs) are displayed in the top-level reports
Major Feature Category and Filtering Improvements
  • New categories include: Profanity, Social Networking, Weapons
  • Modified categories: Alcohol/Tobacco are now two separate categories
  • Modified categories: Intimate Apparel no includes Swimsuits
  • Modified categories: Personals now includes Dating
Major Feature Circumvention Prevention and SSL Filtering
  • Localhost proxy blocking (i.e. Ultrasurf)
  • Additional browser support
Major Feature Images, Forums and Blogs
  • Block users from uploading images or posting to blogs and forums
Major Feature Keyword Blocking (User-defined)
  • Allows users to define keywords they want blocked.
  • Any page containing a single instance of any of the user-define keywords will cause the page to block
Major Feature Profanity Masking
  • Allows you to replace profanity on web pages with cartoon characters (*#!@%)
  • Supports US English and UK English profanity masks
Major Feature Social Network Profile Reporting
  • Added support for Bebo, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Capture additional profile information from Facebook – status updates, notes
  • Ability to block unsupported social network sites
  • Improved for larger profiles
Major Feature Web IM Filtering
  • Filter and record popular Web IMs (Facebook, MySpace, Meebo, etc)
Enhancement Added support for unattended installations (command-line)
Enhancement Email Notification Enhancements
  • Ability to set alert frequency (Real-time, hourly, daily, weekly)
  • Additional email notifications
  • Select All option
  • Email notifications now display the friendly version of the product
Enhancement Improved time controls UI (Web Admin)
  • Includes an option to temporarily extend your time allowance with the override password
Enhancement Option to display whitelist URLs from the block page
Bug Fix Added a feedback link to the Net Nanny block page
Bug Fix Eliminated repeated login dialogs when not logged in
  • added a checkbox that allows the user to remain logged out
Bug Fix Email alerts contained the wrong time in the email body
Bug Fix Filter accuracy improvements
Bug Fix Fixed compatibility issues
Bug Fix GTalk was not getting logged
Bug Fix Implemented survey URL after uninstall
Bug Fix No longer prompted to update multiple times
Bug Fix Random and infrequent tray crashes
Bug Fix Replaced password bullets with a Change Password button on the settings page
Bug Fix Safe Search now works with more search engines
Bug Fix Unnecessary Facebook authorization prompts

Other versions : 6.0.5

v6.0.5 [02-05-10]

Major Feature Windows 7 Compatibility
Net Nanny is now compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7. Also try Net Nanny for Mac. Enhancement Added support for AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)
(AIM v7.0) Enhancement Game blocking support for new games

  • Ghostbusters
  • Necrovision
  • Overlord II
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Prototype
  • Street Fighter 4
  • The Sims 3
  • Crysis/Crysis Warhead (64-bit versions)
Enhancement Safe Search available on Excite.com
Net Nanny now utilizes the 'Safe Search' features found in Excite.com. This feature is already supported for most popular search engines like: Google.com, Yahoo.com, Bing.com, etc.. Bug Fix Facebook authorization is now only required once
Bug Fix Improved filtering accuracy
Bug Fix Now supports Cygwin

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