Blocking malicious websites
Question : Can you recommend software that could block
access to certain Web sites?
Answer : What you're looking for is probably "Internet
filter" or "content filter" software. These software attempt to block sites
that are deemed by many to be "objectionable". Due to the spontaneous, ad hoc
and largely unpredictable nature of the Internet, and indeed of this species
of primate the biologists term "homo sapiens", make it almost impossible to
censor anything online, and not risk throwing the baby out with the bath
water. It doesn't mean that people don't stop trying though. We can't really
recommend any, because we haven't actually seen one that worked.
Radiant Morning's Naomi (www.radiance.m6.net) seems to work quite well, and
at $0, you can't really beat the price. Even so, however, it's nowhere near
perfect - some sites that should be blocked are not, and some sites that
shouldn't be are blocked. On the commercial side, Cyber-sitter
(www.cybersitter.com) has had good reviews.