Norton Anti-Virus as the name tells is an Anti-Virus program which constantly monitors your computers traffic and the programs that run in the memory to find and clean any Virus like activities. This software has a sole purpose of keeping your computer Virus free, but now its time of Multitasking then how can Norton stay back. Apart from safeguarding our computer from Viruses the Norton Anti-Virus software also gives you some good features like Parental Control. Concept of Parental control was introduced in Windows Vista by Microsoft, when they brought all the security related options in one Window and allowed the computer Administrator to manage what type of content gets into the computer via the Internet. Since Parental Control was launched in Windows Vista and was not available in other previous operating systems so many third party Parental Controls came into existence which offered a similar level of security and features in Windows XP. Not all the Third Party Parental Controls were worth because Windows XP and Vista work entirely on different architecture however Parental control of Norton Anti-Virus is a good choice because it already monitors the incoming and outgoing traffic on your computer and adding Parental Control to it will just add another filter to that traffic. Till now Norton Anti-Virus was just asking the traffic if they were viruses or not and now it will ask one more question to the websites, whether they are allowed or not on this computer.
In this post I will let you know how to block certain websites on a computer using Norton Anti-Virus.
Step1: Open Norton Anti-Virus user interface. This can be done by double clicking on the Norton icon which stays resident in the system tray.
Step2: Once you get the Norton Anti-Virus screen click on the Parental Control option in the left hand side.
Step3: the parental control option will now list you all the users which are available on your computer. If you want to set the security for all the users then select All Users
Step4: Click on Sites and then click on the Add button. Please note that the sites which you will add over here will be the one’s which will open and all the others will be blocked. So add only those sites which you want your kids to view and leave rest everything blocked.
Step5: Type the website addresses in fully qualified domain naming convention. For example writewww.examplesite.com and not just “examplsite.com”. exit out of the Norton window once done and now if you wish you can try opening the some websites to check the security level.