Recently called "THE Parental control for Firefox
"This is one of the best and most useful add-ons I've seen in a while. It is very effective and flexible. It's also easy to use. My hat’s off to the designer. This will be a great tool for keeping my young kids away from bad web sites."
"I have tried a few different filters for both Windows and Ubuntu and by far, this is the easiest to administer in a home environment. It's not free but $10 for a five computer license.. it's almost free and compared to the headache of managing Net Nanny or proxies like squid/Dans Gaurdian it's a steal.. "
"FoxFilter is still my favorite by far. OpenDNS offers a free version, but you have to put up with advertisements. Their 'deluxe' version is $9.95 per year, so that is not free."
"I have tried other filters and such out there, but this one is really easy to use and works really well. This one makes it easy to add sites on the fly to the list of ok’d sites plus I can temporarily turn off the filter while I'm using the computer. It will even turn the filter back on for me when I restart Firefox if I choose that option."
Reviewed by: CNET Staff on February 27, 2009
Instead of a stand-alone program eating up your system resources, this free Firefox add-on can ensure that young users are safe from inappropriate content. With a few simple clicks, FoxFilter successfully blocks select content on the Web.
FoxFilter can be accessed through your Preferences menu. The tabbed interface is very easy to read, and walks you through each security preference so that you don't miss a beat. The program comes preset with obvious keywords that would raise a red flag. You can edit the list and add your own keywords and Web sites. Likewise, you can add keywords that you want the program to ignore. Specific Web sites can be added to the list with ease. All of your settings can be password protected.
FoxFilter performed exactly as promised and applied all of our security settings without any issues. You'll rest easy when young users are online with the protection this freeware offers. We recommend this simple, effective plug-in for all users.
User review on CNET: This is one strong filter. I was having trouble with filtering on firefix and came across this software. Now I don't worry about it. If you have computer savvy teens who have developed the habit of going to the wrong sites because they can...this is your software. Details
FoxFilter helps block content for essentially any user-defined Web site or criteria. You can quickly and easily block content for an entire site (e.g. Playboy) or enter custom keyword filters (e.g. videos, movies, images, pornography, nudity, gambling, explosives, etc.) that will be used to help block content for any site that contains these keywords. There are many pornography-related keywords already included! (see Filter Keywords below for more info). FoxFilter is designed to work with Firefox on Mac, Linux and Windows and includes password-protected settings and security features to help prevent it from being bypassed, uninstalled or disabled. A password recovery feature is also available.
All of the filtering features are still available to you free of charge! However, due to the volume of support requests pertaining to forgotten passwords as well as other support costs that we incur, security features are now only available to registered users. A small support fee is required to obtain a registration code. The FoxFilter Team has spent hundreds of hours in development, maintenance and support of FoxFilter. We are very proud of our product and are very happy that is helping protect children, teens and adults from inappropriate content on the Internet. We're confident that you will agree that FoxFilter is the most simple and effective Firefox Add-on for helping filter inappropriate content.Do You Manage Multiple Computers?
Version 7 includes a hosted settings feature for parents, schools, libraries and businesses to manage FoxFilter settings for an entire organization's computers from one easy-to-use web-based management console!Sensitivity
If FoxFilter seems too sensitive, please keep in mind that if "Examine Body Content" is selected in the "Sensitivity Settings", it can make filtering a bit sensitive. You may encounter blocking of non-por*ographic sites, such as Yahoo.com, that contain "fre e" and "s*x" somewhere in the body content. You can either choose to not examine the Body content and just examine Meta content, Title and URL, or add URL exceptions as needed.Filtering Keywords
Per Microsoft, the link below provides a list of keywords that are common in bulk, unsolicited, and adult e-mail. These same keywords can also be used as a starting point for Web site content filtering.http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA010450051033.aspxAuthor Request
Please don't use Reviews and Discussions to post questions or report bugs. Otherwise, we have no way to respond. As a courtesy, please give us a chance to answer your question, or offer assistance before reporting a bug. Uninstalling
Deciding to uninstall? If so, we're sorry to see you go. FoxFilter has proven to be simple, effective and reliable and continues to offer all of its filtering features for free. As with any Firefox Add-on, you can click on the Firefox Tools/Add-ons menu option to remove it.
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