Web Site Zapper is a Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP/Vista software program (does not work on NT) designed to allow you to control Web access. It closes or redirects Web browsers that are displaying undesirable Web sites. That is, when people go to an undesirable Web site, Web Site Zapper can either close down the browser entirely or it can redirect the browser to a page you select. It can be used for several purposes:
1) Blocking your browser from being redirected to dangerous or undesirable
sites, such as those infected with viruses.
2) Blocking popups
3) Access control, to allow parents, schools, and employers to prevent children, students, or employees from going to undesirable sites, such as pornography or gambling sites.
4) Controlling when people can access the Internet. Web Site Zapper has a password protected switch to turn off blocking, so you simply have Web Site Zapper block all Web sites until you are present and can turn off the blocking. Parents can use this to control how much time children spend on the Internet.
With Web Site Zapper, you compile a list of good and bad Web site titles and/or URLs (Web addresses). You can add Web site titles and URLs to these lists manually, or have Web Site Zapper build these lists automatically in learning mode (explained in the instruction manual).
Once you have built a list of Web sites, Web Site Zapper can operate in either of two modes. It can either close down any site on the bad site list (Block mode), or close down any site NOT on the good site list (Allow mode). You would use Block Mode if you want to allow general browsing, but block access to some objectionable sites. You would use Allow Mode if you want to restrict access to a few specific sites or subjects. The Allow mode is most common for businesses, where the work requires the employees to access certain sites, but the employers do not want the employees doing general Web surfing on company time.
Titles and URLs on the lists can be very general. For example, you can block any site whose title contains "gambling" or "casino". You can allow any site whose title contains your company name. Likewise, URLs can be broad, such as allowing any URL that contains "google.com". This allows you to easily set broad parameters for good and bad sites if you like. If you prefer, you can make the good and bad site titles and URLs as specific as you like.
Web Site Zapper is available as shareware ($25 individual fee, with volume discounts available). Try it for a month to see if you like it before you have to pay for it. Just download the install file to your computer, then run the file like a program by double-clicking on the install file in Windows Explorer or My Computer to install Web Site Zapper. Remember that complete instructions are provided for uninstalling Web Site Zapper if you decide that you do not like it. Web Site Zapper runs on Windows 95/98/2000/XP/ME (does not work on NT).
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(Note: If you have any trouble with the download, please click on Alternate Download.)
Note: If you want to even more completely block Internet access, you should take a look at Internet Password Lock, which can lock out Web surfing, email, and Instant Messaging.
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Note: If you are interested in this program, you might also be interested in Program Sentry. Program Sentry allows you to control what programs can be run on your computer in a similar manner to the way Web Site Zapper allows you to control what Web sites can be accessed on your computer. To view information on Program Sentry, click here.
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