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RelztrahWed Apr-24-19 01:01 PM
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"Are there other free content filters similar to K9?"


          

I have used K9 Web Protection on the computers in our classroom but when I tried to install it on a separate laptop I see that K9 has been purchased by Symantec and of course Symantec wants me to start using their paid product. I only need a basic content filter for this laptop which will access the internet via a hotspot so there is no way to filter content with the router. I am looking for a software solution similar to K9 which runs in the background and ideally has settings allowing me to set filter levels. Although K9 was free, I am willing to pay for such a product, but I don't need "Norton Antivirus Plus (regularly $59.99) to K9 subscribers for only $39.99". Furthermore, last time I used Norton it slowed my system down to a crawl and this laptop is already an old clunker, limping along with Windows 7 and 4GB of RAM. I definitely don't need Norton slowing it down every further.

Any suggestions?

  

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therubeWed Apr-24-19 07:36 PM
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#1. "RE: Are there other free content filters similar to K9?"
In response to Relztrah (Reply # 0)
Wed Apr-24-19 07:40 PM by therube

  

          

I know nothing of K9...


A link I came across:

http://download.k9webprotection.com/k9-webprotection.exe

That looks to be version 4.5.1001.0.
That is also what Softpedia shows (though their download link links back to Symantec, which is dead), https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/K9-Web-Protection.shtml.

Hash:

cc4991eb3b671cc1935c04a0673f7dceefb41bc4143a6d99513eaaab1d02ab8d

Virus Total on that hash:

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/cc4991eb3b671cc1935c04a0673f7dceefb41bc4143a6d99513eaaab1d02ab8d/analysis/1529396238/


So figuring it is good?


Not sure if this is a free version or not?
Doesn't seem to run on XP, which I'm on at the moment.

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