Access to Internet Resources

On the Internet tab, you can restrict users from visiting unwanted websites (pages on violence, gambling, etc.) or allow access only to certain websites. By default, the No restrictions mode is set for all users. The following modes are also available:

Restrict access by categories

Allow access only to websites from the white list

Figure 105. Selecting the mode of Parental Control

Restrict access by categories mode

In the mode, you can specify website categories to block. The same website can be assigned to several different categories. In this case, Parental Control blocks access to the site if it belongs to at least one of the categories included in restrictions list. To categorize the websites, the data from Dr.Web cloud service is also used.

In this mode you can also add websites to block or allow access to the resources regardless of other restrictions. To do so, use black and white lists.

Note

If the option Scan encrypted traffic is disabled in the Network section of program settings, the traffic of websites that use encryption (e.g., HTTPS protocol) will not be analyzed.

 

To allow or block access to websites of a certain category

1.In the Website categories group, click Edit. The window with blocking categories parameters opens.

Figure 106. Categories of websites to block

2.Select or clear the check box to allow or block access to websites of a certain category.

Categories of internet resources

Category

Description

Adult content

Websites that contain pornographic or erotic materials, dating sites, etc.

Violence

Websites that encourage violence or contain materials about various fatal accidents, etc.

Weapons

Websites that describe weapons and explosives or provide information on their manufacturing.

Gambling

Websites that provide access to online games of chance, casinos, auctions, including sites for placing bets, etc.

Drugs

Websites that promote use, production or distribution of drugs, etc.

Online games

Websites that provide access to games using the permanent internet connection.

Terrorism

Websites that contain aggressive and propaganda materials or terroristic attacks descriptions, etc.

Obscene language

Websites that contain the obscene language (in titles, articles, etc.).

Chats

Websites that offer a real-time transmission of text messages.

Email

Websites that offer the possibility of free registration of a web mailbox.

Social networks

Different social networks: general, professional, corporate, interest-based; thematic dating sites.

Anonymizers

Websites that allow the user to hide personal information and providing the access to the blocked web resources.

Cryptocurrency mining pools

Websites that provide an access to common services for cryptocurrencies mining.

Jobs

Websites that are used to post job vacancies and search for jobs.

Allow access only to websites from the white list mode

In this mode, the access to all websites except the listed in white list is blocked.

Note

If selecting the Allow access only to websites from the white list mode, such websites can be displayed incorrectly. Banners and other site elements integrated with external resources will not be displayed.

Black and white lists

You can set black and white lists of websites access to which is allowed or blocked regardless of other Parental Control parameters.

Before adding a site to the black or white list, clear the browser cache if the site has been previously opened in this browser.

Configuring black and white lists of Parental Control

1.In the Black and white lists group, click Edit. The window with black and white list settings opens.

Figure 107. Configuring black and white lists of Parental Control

2.Enter a domain name or a part of a domain name for the website in the White list or Black list field. Details

Your input may be unified. For example: the http://www.example.com address will be transformed into www.example.com.

3.Click Add to add the website to the list.

4.To remove an address from the list, select the corresponding item and click Remove.

5.To add other websites, repeat steps 2 and 3.

Safe search

The Safe search option affects results of search engines. This option allows you to exclude unwanted webpages from search results by using the search engine tools.

To activate the Safe search function, set the switcher  in On state.