Apps

Five apps to help keep your kids safe online

Family Cyber Alert

One big complaint about this software is that there is no easy way to uninstall it. The software can be uninstalled only from the command line (and you need a password to do it). The idea is to prevent tampering, but there's really no such thing as a tamperproof parental control application. Operating system features such as Safe Mode make it possible to alter and/or disable most any parental control application.

5 comments
Blaszta
Blaszta

No Windows Live Family Safety?

maj37
maj37

Most of the applications you mention don't do much more than the controls in my Trend Micro Security Suite, and I suspect the other paid security suites have similar controls built in. Were you intending this list for people that use free anti-virus etc.?

maj37
maj37

Family Cyber Alert sounds like a key logger, I hope no one ever gets into your computer and hacks it's database.

marty9999
marty9999

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