How to Block Porn Websites on Your Computer

Due to a rapid increase in the number of porn websites across the Internet, finding porn is as simple as Googling the word ‘sex’. Therefore, failure to block porn and other adult content on your computer can have a serious impact on children as it has the ability to easily distort the tender minds.

Block Porn Websites

If you are a parent, then you are most likely reading this because you are in a serious search of a means to block porn websites on your computer. In fact, it is the responsibility of every parent to take all the necessary steps to prevent their child from being exposed to online pornographic content.

How to Block Porn on Your Computer?

Well, there are several ways to block access to Internet porn. This can be as simple as configuring the HOSTS file to block porn websites from loading on your computer. Even though the HOSTS file configuration is capable of blocking unwanted websites off your computer, it can never be as effective as using a dedicated porn blocker program.

Apart from the Internet porn sites, there are several other sources such as social media and torrents from which porn can enter your computer. So, considering only the free options like the HOSTS file cannot be effective. It is always a wise option to opt for a commercial porn blocker such as SpyAgent so as to effectively combat the sensitive issue of porn.

Block Porn

SpyAgent is one of the powerful parental control software from Spytech Software and Design, Inc. that offers foolproof solution in blocking porn websites and adult content on the Internet. The built-in content filtering features of SpyAgent lets you take total control of the way your children use your computer. The following are some of the highlighting features of SpyAgent:

  1. Block Porn Before it Appears – Blocks porn silently by working in the background and stops harmful sites before they appear.

  2. Works in Complete Stealth Mode – Runs silently by hiding itself from the task-bar, process list, start menu and add/remove programs.

  3. Blocks all Chat Software – It is possible to restrict your child from getting exposed to porn world via chatting.

  4. Block/Limit Access to Social Networking sites – SpyAgent offers a feature by which you can block or limit access to inappropriate services like MySpace and Facebook.

  5. Automatic Screenshot Capture – This software has the ability to take high quality screenshots which shows what your children do on the PC when you are away.

  6. URL Logging – SpyAgent keeps neat and simple logs of every URL visited.

  7. Works on Both Windows & Mac – SpyAgent is fully compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8.

A complete list of SpyAgent features is available on the official website. You can download SpyAgent from the link below:


Download SpyAgent! – for Windows (2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8)

If you are a Mac user, you can use another product from the same company called Realtime-Spy which even supports computers running on Mac operating system.


Porn Blocking – For Mobile Devices:

The danger of porn is not just limited to computer but has also spread to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. So, in order to protect your children it is necessary to device a means to block porn on mobile devices as well. This is where a popular program called mSpy comes handy. This is a powerful content filtering program specially designed for the parents to monitor their children’s activity even on smartphones and tablets.

mSpy is available for download at the link below:


Download mSpy – for Mobile Devices

Supported Phones: Android, BlackBerry, Apple iOS, Windows, Tablets and iPad


Other Ways to Block Porn:

Even though the most effective way to block pornographic content is already discussed in the above paragraphs, there are also a few other ways that you can try out for free without having to purchase any additional software.

HOSTS File

As discussed earlier HOSTS file is a handy feature on both Windows and Linux operating systems that lets you block access to any URL on your computer. One can use this feature to easily block access to porn websites. The method to configure HOSTS file on your computer is discussed in my other article: Block Websites Using HOSTS File.

Safe Search

Popular search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo supports options to configure safe search settings on your computer so that porn or adult content does not show up in the search results. Although this feature can be handy to parents, it isn’t 100% accurate and hence cannot achieve comprehensive results. The safe search settings page for popular search engines is as listed below:

Google: Safe Search Page

Bing: Safe Search Page

Yahoo: Safe Search Page

I hope this post has helped you discover some of the effective means to safeguard your children by blocking access to porn on your computer and mobile devices.

22 Comments

  1. Abhijeet
    May 8, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Hi shrikant!
    If we cant see this software (my porn blocker) on start,add/remove programs then how i will operate and how i will remove this software


    • Srikanth
      May 8, 2010 at 1:43 PM

      @ Abhijeet

      There will be an option to set a Hot key combination during the installation process. For ex. Ctrl+Alt+F6. You can use this Hot key to uhide the program and see the logs or uninstall it. This is how you can secretly access the program.


  2. Abhijeet
    May 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Thanks.
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    Best Luck for your future and to you website


  3. simpy
    June 7, 2010 at 2:29 PM

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  4. Lee
    June 19, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    Great Post, I really enjoy your posts and wait to see more!


  5. web filter
    July 2, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Great, but I like Aobo web filter better. :)


  6. abdul
    January 8, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    man thanks for this post.
    u know, after my daughter used the computer i went on the history and there were so many porn sites that u cannot imagine.and this software works good man.thanks


  7. D-spies
    January 13, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    I just love what I see from this syte. Kudos to u


  8. KSMOZ
    March 8, 2011 at 2:39 AM

    Thanks for posting this, but I have a question this is great for controlling a machine that you own but what about visitors to the network? Guests that I allow to use my WIFI. Do you recommend something like openDNS? Or something else at the router level?


    • Srikanth
      April 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM

      @ KSMOZ

      Yes, for a network you can to use something like a firewall and maintain a long list of blocked URLs. However, for an individual PC, porn blocker can be handy…


  9. Sam
    May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    a lot of thanks for the post.


  10. sahar
    May 17, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    help me…i want to remove porn-blocker and i dont remember what the password is…


  11. David Jay
    December 6, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    Hi, what is the best procedure to block porn on commercial cybercafe pcs?


  12. SupeR HackeR
    March 17, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    Thanks


  13. shailendra
    March 30, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Hello sir,
    Pls help me how to use porn site blocker on comput


  14. Abzocke
    August 6, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Great software! Do I need administrator rights to install it?


  15. Sally
    September 15, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Does any porn blocking software work on tablets ie HP and on android phones?


  16. william Toney
    October 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    i like your post i have a network and can access the internet from several devces.if i download your program will need to do them separtly?


  17. fzr
    June 4, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    DO I Can run it on client networks without installing this on client networks

    – is this free?

    If no

    then tell me any software (freeware) for cyber cafe


  18. Senior Contributor
    August 22, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    The best option is to install Open DNS – this is a setting that you apply to your router that filters out pornography, gambling, hate etc. You only need to set it up once using one device. No need to repeat it on your iPhone, tablet, tv, laptop etc etc. That’s because by filtering content coming in to the router, it affects every device in your house. Even your kids friends who bring their phone to your house will be filtered if they connect to your router. The only caveat here is that it will not filter content if someone connects to the Internet through their own data connection, e.g. the data plan on their phone. But since OpenDNS is free, its a great immediate step to take now.


  19. yvonne
    September 10, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    I called my provider and they said the modem i had was through a third party. and they couldnt help me with the dsn connection to block porn , Im with time warner cable and my box is a belkinwifi connected to a linskey box provided from them/ as I have windows and macbook pcs Id like to do this but can you suggest the best porn blocker for a mac thanks


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