How do I block websites or categories using Parental control in ESET Smart Security?

Issue

  • Modify an existing role in Parental control
  • Change which website categories are allowed or blocked for a specific user account
  • Allow or block individual web pages for a specific user account

Solution

Are you a Mac user?

Windows user accounts must be configured for Parental control to be effective

Each person accessing your computer should use their own Windows user account. Without completing this important step, Parental control is ineffective in shielding children from inappropriate web content. For information on setting up Windows user accounts, click the appropriate link below:

Block a specific website

You can also block an entire category of websites.

  1. Open ESET Smart Security. How do I open my ESET product?

  2. Click Setup Security tools.

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  1. Click the arrow next to Parental control.

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  1. In the Parental control window, click Add an exception for a website.

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  1. Enter the URL of the web page you would like to block and select the check box next to user account you want to protect. To allow a web page for a select user, select the check box next to the user account you want to enable, and then click the check mark next to the user account. Click OK to save your changes.

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Block an entire category of websites

  1. Open ESET Smart Security. How do I open my ESET product?

  2. Click Setup Security tools.

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  1. Click the arrow next to Parental control.

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  1. In the Parental control window, click Allowed and prohibited content under the user account you want to protect.

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  1. Click the Categories tab, deselect the check boxes next to the categories you would like to block and then click OK.

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