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ESET Parental Control Blunder :P


Tweety.Abd

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Websites Blocked By ESET:

1. Google

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2. Facebook:

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3. Nsane.Down

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4. BeeCloud

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There are tons of other popular and safe websites wrongly categorized by ESET :P

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Check your categories.... :dunno:

I'm using the default "Teenager" category, and I'm not blocking any websites manually. ESET parental control has so many false positives that I have to turn it off in the end. Even the always allowed list won't work in case of certain websites.

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OpenDNS's was like this at one point too.. hard to figure out.. but eventually you realize how many categories one site can hit... in some cases.. but.. that being said.. there are rules and such in ESS which seem not to apply until a reboot is done and the settings are reloaded.. I think it has something to do with its self defense or protection of its settings.. Probably going to be about lie the Firewall and HIPS.. though I haven't been brave enough to mess with it yet and see how it works..

Search engines I could see.. because they can return results of all kinds...

Are you using this for an actual kid or .. just messing around? ..Sort of like an Intranet Kiosk I think is what they are going for... They want you to have peace of mind.. and you kid to have a glowing halo over their head.. ( nobody is that much of a good boy though ) :P

I would make sure you Protect ESS settings.. and get your BOIS Pass and system in order with them on a LUA .. and some other things covered... first.. eventually.. someone will attempt to bypass it.. or go digging..

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I'm not sure about Google.com and Facebook.com, but make sure you mark nsanedown.com as 'safe' :P

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OpenDNS's was like this at one point too.. hard to figure out.. but eventually you realize how many categories one site can hit... in some cases.. but.. that being said.. there are rules and such in ESS which seem not to apply until a reboot is done and the settings are reloaded.. I think it has something to do with its self defense or protection of its settings.. Probably going to be about lie the Firewall and HIPS.. though I haven't been brave enough to mess with it yet and see how it works..

Search engines I could see.. because they can return results of all kinds...

Are you using this for an actual kid or .. just messing around? ..Sort of like an Intranet Kiosk I think is what they are going for... They want you to have peace of mind.. and you kid to have a glowing halo over their head.. ( nobody is that much of a good boy though ) :P

I would make sure you Protect ESS settings.. and get your BOIS Pass and system in order with them on a LUA .. and some other things covered... first.. eventually.. someone will attempt to bypass it.. or go digging..

I'm using it for some kid, but it's just making his life terrible :P ESET parental control doesn't work all on it's own, leaves some jobs to parents, to unblock websites :P I had high hopes from ESET, but it's just erroneous :P

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KIS has parental controls too, anybody test it to see if it works as it should?

I'm currently using KIS and it's parental controls are working like charm, but you might encounter rare site blocking due to it's heuristic analysis - but it's not a false positive, but due to certain 'keyword' or 'pictures' that deemed as inappropriate by the KIS analyzer and you can ofcourse exclude it - ESET's parental control is a nightmare - even if you exclude the website from being blocked by either of the categories, it will still block it, unless you specifically allow the category being blocked.

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