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K9 Web Protection (Child Internet Filter)

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  • Submitted: Nov 10 2008 12:38 AM
  • Last Updated: May 11 2012 06:21 PM
  • File Size: 3.96MB
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  • Will Run On: 2000/XP/Vista/7 (32/64-Bit)
  • Author's Site: Developers Homepage
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K9 Web Protection (Child Internet Filter) 4.2

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Please note that K9 Web Protection requires that you register an account with the service before downloading. You will then be sent a free license key to use the software without restrictions. You can register with K9 HERE.

Blue Coat® K9 Web Protection is a content filtering solution for your home computer. Its job is to provide you with a family-safe Internet experience, where YOU control the Internet content that enters your home. K9 Web Protection implements the same enterprise-class Web filtering technology used by Blue Coat's Fortune 500 customers around the world, wrapped in simple, friendly, and reliable software for your Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista computer.

Blue Coat's unique Web filtering technology divides Internet content into 60 distinct categories. These categories are stored in the master Blue Coat database, through which we maintain and update more than 15 million ratings of websites and domains. A Web site will fall into one or more of these categories, based on the content of the site. To meet your particular needs and preferences, you can configure the software to block or allow specific categories.

K9 Web Protection is different from other solutions for the home in several important respects:

Service-based filtering – Blue Coat's filtering database operates as a service. It receives and rates over 80 million requests every day, making it the most accurate content filtering database available. This accuracy is important in protecting your family, given the Internet's rapid changes and growth. Plus, there is no database to download. K9 Web Protection won't clog your Internet connection, get "stale" or out of date, or slow down your computer like other products do.

Dynamic Real-Time Rating™ (DRTR) – Blue Coat's patent-pending DRTR technology is a very powerful element in our solution, and is vastly different from the old-fashioned "key word filtering" that is so frustrating to users. Using a method of statistical analysis and artificial intelligence to rate new or previously unrated Web pages, DRTR can determine the category of a URL on the fly, without human intervention. However, DRTR only renders a rating when it is confident that it has reached an accurate conclusion.

We've focused DRTR on recognizing the kinds of categories most likely to be blocked. In particular, DRTR is highly accurate in blocking pornography and other "adult content" sites. This focus for DRTR is particularly important because these kinds of sites are constantly – daily and even hourly – popping up on the Internet, and no static database can keep up.

Automatic updating – Automatic updates of the K9 Web Protection application ensure that you are always protected by the latest features. For example, in Spring of 2005, we added two new categories to our solution: Spyware/Malware Sources, and Spyware Effects/Privacy Concerns. By electing to block sites in these categories, your computer's rate of infection by unwanted software can be reduced dramatically. We have a variety of new features planned, and your K9 installation will automatically receive updates that include them.

Efficient caching – K9 Web Protection is a product from Blue Coat. Blue Coat is recognized world-wide as expert in high-performance caching and secure proxy technology. We take advantage of that expertise in K9, so your Internet experience is as fast, reliable, and safe as we can make it.

Unlike other filtering solutions, K9 Web Protection ensures the highest level of protection by building the most relevant ratings database available. Its effective coverage reaches more than one billion Web pages. With K9 Web Protection, you finally have a chance to build a family-safe Internet experience for your home, simply and easily.

What's New in Version 4.2 (See full changelog)

  • Speed improvements (especially on popular sites like cnn.com, facebook.com, etc.)
  • YouTube safety mode enforced with all other Safe Searches
  • Combined installer for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit
  • 64-bit driver for Mac OSX
  • Better notifications for HTTPS blocks (doesn’t pop up new browser window)
  • Improved handling of hotel and airport wireless network redirects
  • Compatibility with certain firewalls and AV scanners (specifically AVG, BitDefender and Avast)
  • Fixes for Windows blue screen errors
  • Fixes for "K9 Not Responding"
  • Reduce barks on blocked background requests
  • Corruption on HTTP and FTP uploads
  • Mac OSX install issues
  • Fixes for network transfers (Windows file shares, iTunes home sharing, etc.)




Scanned & Checked: May 11 2012 06:21 PM

When we last scanned K9 Web Protection (Child Internet Filter) using VirusTotal we found no problems with the download and their website was not listed negatively with any of the reputable site advisory sites such as WOT or SiteAdvisor. We pride ourselves on safe downloads from honest and trustworthy developers and this free software download passed our tests.

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Highly recommended, particularly if you are not confident ammending your router settings to restrict your childrens movements on the net - features a great way to restrict what times they are allowed on the internet which I myself personally use for my 15 year old daughter's laptop during school seasons (obviously, much to her annoyance!!).

If you can use this on your childrens machines in conjunction with a system such as OpenDNS at router level, you'll most probably never need to worry about what the kids have access to on the net again, very much a set and forget piece of software.
James (Jim) Hillier
Jul 26 2011 10:17 PM
Couldn't agree more!! K9 Web Protection is excellent!!

* Very easy to configure and use.
* All accounts and settings protected by master password.
* Excellent self-protection.
* It just works!!

Highly recommended!
i have used it for a while and is a top noch free stuff . i believe ZoneAlarm used it for quite some time as their Internet Security parental Control .



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