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Block or allow websites or categories using Parental Control

Issue

This article applies to the following products:

  • ESET Internet Security
  • ESET Smart Security
  • ESET Smart Security Premium

Details

Create a web page exception to block or allow access to a specific web page. You can define assign web page exceptions to specific user accounts.

Solution

 Are you a Mac user?

Before configuring ESET Parental Control

Windows user accounts must be available for each person accessing the computer. Without completing this important step, Parental Control is ineffective in shielding children from inappropriate web content. For instructions to create new Windows user accounts, click the appropriate link below:

 

 

Block or allow a specific website

  1. Open the main program window of your ESET Windows product.

  2. Click Setup → Security tools.

Figure 1-1

  1. Click the arrow next to Parental control.

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  1. In the Parental Control window, for the user account you want to protect, click Blocked content and settings.

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  1. Click the Exceptions tab and then click Add. Alternatively, you can click Edit or Remove to edit or remove an existing exception. In the Add website exception window, select the action type from the Action drop-down menu, type the URL of the web page you would like to block or allow in the Website URL field, and then click OK.

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  1. The new website exception will appear in the window. Click OK to close the window.

Figure 1-5

 


 

Block an entire category of websites

  1. Open the main program window of your ESET Windows 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, under the user account you want to protect, click Blocked content and settings.

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

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