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    what is the best software to protect my child on the net please?

    she is getting a laptop for christmas and i want to make it safe for her, please help! (it will be running on win xp)

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    you need a firewall
    you could start with windows firewall or a freeware such as Comodo [url]www.comodo.com[/url]

    make a list of blocked zones

    I would simply recommend Google with strictest filtering and as little unattended browsing as possible.

    I would also keep the likes of MSN Messenger off the machine if possible.

    Banned

    Use a virus checker such as AVG free edition for windows xp or vista

    Spybot search & destroy

    Zone Alarm for a firewall or any other firewalls are good

    Nortan Antivirus, and or you can get the internet security version as well

    Original Poster

    dont suppose any of you can help me with another matter aswell please?

    im trying to protect my wireless connection on this laptop. i was given a number to type in then told i would be asked for a username and password, and to use admin for both, then i would be able to access wep settings but it wont let me in when i put admin in, if anyone can understand this, i would really appreciate some advice please x

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    hocka;2442434

    dont suppose any of you can help me with another matter aswell please?im … dont suppose any of you can help me with another matter aswell please?im trying to protect my wireless connection on this laptop. i was given a number to type in then told i would be asked for a username and password, and to use admin for both, then i would be able to access wep settings but it wont let me in when i put admin in, if anyone can understand this, i would really appreciate some advice please x



    what make is your router?

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    nacholibre;2442485

    what make is your router?



    peak

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    wrong forum again!

    Some have "password" for the password by default.

    May be worth a try.

    Whatever it is, when you do get in........change login and password to something unique to you......and REMEMBER IT!!!:thumbsup:

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    vaiopup;2442530

    Some have "password" for the password by default.May be worth a … Some have "password" for the password by default.May be worth a try.Whatever it is, when you do get in........change login and password to something unique to you......and REMEMBER IT!!!:thumbsup:



    ive tried password - no luck

    wow ...
    theres a bit mix up between "safe" and "secure" internet browsing here

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    nuabdi;2442560

    wow ...theres a bit mix up between "safe" and "secure" internet browsing … wow ...theres a bit mix up between "safe" and "secure" internet browsing here



    ??? - also, how is this spammed and expired now?

    SHOWMAN36;2442523

    wrong forum again!



    How?

    Point me to the advice part of HUKD please.

    hocka;2442593

    ??? - also, how is this spammed and expired now?



    i know nothing about expired and spam .. honest :thumbsup:

    when you say "safe for her", i thought it was about filtering internet content she can go into..
    not virus, spyware etc which is more to do with internet security..

    sorry for the confusion

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    nuabdi;2442627

    i know nothing about expired and spam .. honest :thumbsup:when you say … i know nothing about expired and spam .. honest :thumbsup:when you say "safe for her", i thought it was about filtering internet content she can go into..not virus, spyware etc which is more to do with internet security..sorry for the confusion



    its so she can go online, go to google and type in something without the worry of something inapropriate poping up, just basically to keep her safe. i already have anti virus, firewall ect on there. some one mentioned net nanny, but there seems to be mixed reviews on it.

    hocka;2442658

    its so she can go online, go to google and type in something without the … its so she can go online, go to google and type in something without the worry of something inapropriate poping up, just basically to keep her safe. i already have anti virus, firewall ect on there. some one mentioned net nanny, but there seems to be mixed reviews on it.



    have you check my 2nd reply above?
    theres a review for those software here: internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/

    Original Poster

    yeah i have, net nanny is 'gold' on there - dont know where i can get it from in£ instead of $'s. do you think that is the best thing to do? obviously i wont let her go on msn ect..... but im afraid of dodgy emails ect... got pop up blocker on, but just want to make sure she would be well protected.

    Taken from the Peak website:

    The username for the router is always “admin” and please leave the pas … The username for the router is always “admin” and please leave the password blank

    if youre interested in freeware: heres the list form uncle Google: google.co.uk/sea…x-a

    but sorry i cant suggest any one of those

    hocka;2442725

    yeah i have, net nanny is 'gold' on there - dont know where i can get it … yeah i have, net nanny is 'gold' on there - dont know where i can get it from in£ instead of $'s. do you think that is the best thing to do? obviously i wont let her go on msn ect..... but im afraid of dodgy emails ect... got pop up blocker on, but just want to make sure she would be well protected.



    software wont give 100% protection...
    i guess the best way is to be there now and then when shes browsing
    tell her whats bad and good, think shell learn over time..

    SHOWMAN36;2442523

    wrong forum again!



    how? are you a wanabe mod? :whistling:

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    andrew_stoned;2442733

    Taken from the Peak website:



    really appreciated, thank you so much, rep given

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    nuabdi;2442770

    software wont give 100% protection...i guess the best way is to be there … software wont give 100% protection...i guess the best way is to be there now and then when shes browsing tell her whats bad and good, think shell learn over time..



    thanks for all your help, rep on its way to you xxx

    hocka;2442725

    yeah i have, net nanny is 'gold' on there - dont know where i can get it … yeah i have, net nanny is 'gold' on there - dont know where i can get it from in£ instead of $'s. do you think that is the best thing to do? obviously i wont let her go on msn ect..... but im afraid of dodgy emails ect... got pop up blocker on, but just want to make sure she would be well protected.



    if you have norton antivirus or internet secuirty you can put on the add-on pack with parental controls which can act like net nanny and restrict entry to certain sites like pornography or gambling
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