How to add Permitted Sites in Net Nanny

Net Nanny 5.1.x • 22 September 2006

This article refers to an older version of this product.

Go to Net Nanny Settings => System Settings => Web Sites icon => My List Permitted tab.

Enter the site in your permitted list using wildcards. For example, if you wanted to permit www.yahoo.com, enter it as follows:

.yahoo.com

The asterisks will act as wildcards and allow all the pages of that site.

Then press the "add" button. Net Nanny will add a / to the end of the ULR.

After you have added the site to your permitted list, go to the Activity Logs => Activity Details section of Net Nanny. Press "Delete all". Then close the Net Nanny settings.

Open your web browser and try to access the site. If it is still blocked, go to the Net Nanny Settings => System Settings => Activity Logs => Activity Detail tab again. There will be some new entries in there. Select each one, then select "add to my family friendly list" from the drop down menu at the bottom of the Net Nanny Settings Window. Then close your Net Nanny settings and try to access the site again. Continue this process until the site is permitted.

If after you do all this and are still seeing a "web" violation in the activity Log, check the Net Nanny restricted list for the site. If it is listed there, click on the red square next to it to turn it green (allowed).

If you get a "words and phrases" violation, go to the "content filtering" icon. Click "show" and remove the offending word from the list to allow the site. Or you can go to the "Activity Consequences icon => Content filtering tab. Change the number of words required to shut down a site to a higher number.

Then, you'll need to open up your Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and select "Internet Options". Click on "Delete cookies" and "Delete Files". Click Ok. Finally, reboot your computer.

Another good idea is to remove all advertising and spyware from your machine. There is a free program you can download from www.download.com called Ad-Aware. Install and run this on your computer to delete any spyware.

Spyware is advertising that's installed against your knowledge on your computer and that affects which advertisements you see when you're online. It can also affect the speed of your Internet connection and cause websites to re-direct.