Symantec, the company behind the popular Norton antivirus also offers Internet filtering software that delivers up to the standard expected from any Norton product.
Norton family premier is not an antivirus per se but more of monitoring and parental control software.
Norton’s family user interface is quite easy on the eye as the menu is separated using large tabs and icons. The main window has three menus Device, Children, and Parents.
You can configure any of the categories according to your preferences and add or reduce restrictions in certain sections.
However, the central aspect of this software is web filtering which stops children from entering inappropriate websites. You can choose to select the level of supervision from High, which blocks access completely, to Moderate which gives a warning but allows access, to Low which only monitors but blocks nothing.
In addition, the Norton family also uses advanced web tracking features on windows for social network videos and filters for inappropriate HTTPS sites.
When used in conjunction with the standalone Norton antivirus it gives totally protection against malicious web malware, phishing websites, and ransomware.
There is also a safe search option that blocks any website that is inappropriate and malicious when using search engines like Google, Bing, and Ask.com.
Do share with us your experience in using any of the antivirus with web filtering features we mentioned above.
FAQ: Learn more about web filtering
- What is the best software for web filtering?
There are several web filtering tools that can protect your personal data, browsing history, or credit card information.
- What is a typical method used by Web filters to block Websites?
The most common way to block Websites is done through the use of blacklist. VPNs are another great example of whitelist/blacklist-friendly products.
- What does online privacy mean?
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport
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