How do I block websites using Parental control in ESET Smart Security?

KB Solution ID: SOLN2796|Last Revised: September 30, 2014

Issue

  • Modify an existing role in Parental control
  • Change which website categories are allowed or blocked for a specific user account
  • Allow or block individual web pages for a specific user account

Solution

Are you a Mac user?

Windows user accounts must be configured for Parental control to be effective

Each person accessing your computer should use their own Windows user account. Without completing this important step, Parental control is ineffective in shielding children from inappropriate web content. For information on setting up Windows user accounts, click the appropriate link below: 

Block a specific website

You can also block an entire category of websites.

  1. Open ESET Smart Security. How do I open my ESET product?
     
  2. Click Setup Parental control.

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  1. Click Setup under the user role for which you would like to define access to a web page.

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  1. In the Parental control window, click the Blocked and allowed web pages tab.
  1. Enter the URL of the web page you would like to block or allow, select Block from the drop-down menu and click Add. The URL that you entered will be displayed in the Allowed and blocked web pages list. Allowed web pages will be displayed with a green check mark, while blocked web pages will be displayed with a red X.
  1. When you are done adding web pages, click OK to save your changes.

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Block an entire category of websites

  1. Open ESET Smart Security. How do I open my ESET product?
     
  2. Click Setup Parental control.

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  1. Click Setup under the role you want to modify.

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  1. In the Parental control window, you can make changes to the List of allowed categories in the Web page content filtering tab. Click a category to allow () or block () it.

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