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Net Nanny is now compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7. Also try Net Nanny for Mac.
Net Nanny now utilizes the 'Safe Search' features found in Excite.com. This feature is already supported for most popular search engines like: Google.com, Yahoo.com, Bing.com, etc..
Block chat and instant messenger conversations with predator language.
Net Nanny permits parents to create customized lists of unacceptable or acceptable Websites. For example, parents could set up a list (white list) of friendly sites that don't necessarily get filtered.
Net Nanny allows you to block applications from installing by disabling external disks and preventing volumes from mounting.
Customize profiles and view reports from any Internet connection.
Used to provide information on what process attempted to access the Internet
Net Nanny will now discover games registered with Vista's Game Console interface and add them to the list of games that can be blocked by Net Nanny.
Intelligence used to determine which user should be the selected user by default
FaceBook made a change that caused us to stop updating profile information
No longer appears "hung" - screen locks up, etc.
Net Nanny's improved Message Monitor feature examines the content of instant messages (IM) and alerts parents via e-mail to potentially dangerous and risky online behaviors including: child grooming, sexual predators, cyber bullying, passing out private information, use of webcams, and more.
Net Nanny 6.0 is the first parental control software solution to restrict PC games using the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating system, and the first to block desktop PC games based on categories including violence, sex, alcohol, drugs, and more.
Net Nanny 6.0 now filters the content of secure Web sites and aggressively prevents attempts to get around filtering by blocking secure proxy and encrypted Web sites. Using secure proxy Web sites is the number one method used by tech-savvy teens to circumvent desktop filters.
Parents can easily access and view their children's social networking activities on commonly used sites like Facebook.
Reporting provides details about social networking profiles, including friends' lists, pictures, and personal descriptions.
Net Nanny offers a simple, easy to use set-up assistant to help parents determine what online activities (Web sites, chat, gaming and social networks) are appropriate based on their children's age.
To reduce the number of alerts administrators receive, Net Nanny will now aggregate the alerts and warnings into one, easy to read email (over a five minute interval).
The previous category "drugs/alcohol" has been split apart for more customization. The new categories are "illegal drugs" and "alcohol/tobacco". The "Ads" category has also been removed to reduce confusion and overblocking.
Net Nanny 6.0 has removed the idea of "default mode" and has introduced a "default user". The default user allows for immediate use of Net Nanny, but allows for full customization if necessary.
Changes made will now synchronize to every computer with Net Nanny installed almost immediately; whether these changes are made from Net Nanny's remote administration or another computer with Net Nanny installed.
Net Nanny UI and reports have been simplified with more stylistic graphs and navigation. Reports are now displayed by "hits" or "visits".
Net Nanny 6.0 introduces a simple to use "click & drag" time table. It will also display in 12 or 24 hour mode, depending on your local system settings.
Filter definitions and rules can now be updated "behind-the-scenes", without any user interaction.
Our software now more intelligently helps you discover and deal with problems if you have software that doesn't run well with ContentWatch software.
You can now redirect users to a more appropriate website or customize the message they see when they are blocked from seeing something objectionable.
Some people try to get around content filters using anonomizers or proxies to fool the filter into thinking what it's looking at is from a different website. If they try, they'll find that ContentWatch software will block access to unencrypted proxy & anonomizer websites- depending on the filter settings you select!
Blank passwords are not a good idea, but if you've decided that's what will work for you, our software will now support you in that decision.
Online chat (through web pages) and Instant Messages are now logged separately, making it easier to identify points of contact with other users online.
Notification E-mails now include the name of the computer that attempted access to blocked content occurred on.
Our engineers are constantly working to ensure our products' compatibility with software you may be using on your computer.
We've updated and improved the layout of the Filter Settings window to make it easier for you to customize the way the filter behaves.
If a user has already requested an override, the same page can't have an override request sent again.
When the software is uninstalled it now correctly tells our server that you're not using that copy of the software any more.
Administrators can choose to monitor MySpace chat conversations or block MySpace chat altogether.
Administrators can now customize their proxy settings.
ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) support
Encrypted chat conversations are detected and either decrypted or disabled.
Some users were affected by a bug that kept them from accessing the Internet. This has now been fixed.
Now get e-mail notifications when users request an override.
Fast-user switching in Windows XP now works properly.
Create a list of allowable websites but block all others.
Administrators can now manually change the time zone used in Time Restrictions.
(Professional Version Only)
Hide the ContentProtect system tray icon and customize the block page.
Limit Internet access based on hours per day/week.
Enhanced compatibility with Norton products and with Outlook's Free/Busy Search feature.