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Adult Content Filtering Service – FREE!

Four Corners Computer Center just found this Free service and thought some of our readers might be interested in it. It is an adult content filtering service that happens on the server side. What that means is you don’t have to install filtering service on every computer or device in your house. The filtering service will work for all of your devices as long as they are connected to your router. The filtering service works with your smartphone, smart TV, Tablet, DVR, Game Console, Laptops, and Desktops. They provide instructions on how to setup the DNS for your router. All you have to do is log into your router and enter in the pre-configured DNS Entries. Once you have entered the DNS Entry’s, reboot your router and run this test to see if it is working.

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Four Corners Computer Center has a remote service that we provide. We can remote into your computer and set this up for you. It runs a flat fee of $50.00 to log in and get this done for you. Call to schedule your appointment today! 208-321-0075. 

Open DNS.org has several different options for you to choose from. The most common option would be the OpenDNS Family Shield. This option has pre-configured DNS Entries that give you all of the basic filtering service that you need. Category’s included in the Family shield include but are not limited to: Tasteless, Proxy/Anonymizer, Sexuality, Pornography, and Nudity.

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It is a little more complicated however you can open up a plethra of options when you sign up for a free account. What the free account does for you is allows you to choose from 3 different pre-configured filters or customize your own filter by choosing your desired categories from the list. Keep in mind that this will require you to install the OpenDNS App on 1 of your computers attached to your network. To keep your settings applying to your network and ever changing IP address, use our Dynamic IP Updater client to keep your IP address up to date. Instructions on downloading the Dynamic IP Updater client here.  Last but not least Cell phones are only safe as long as they are on your WIFI, once the phone leaves your house and connects to your carrier’s network it will be vulnerable to inappropriate content. Don’t worry OpenDNS has you covered, Instructions on the downloading the openDNS app for your phone. Simply download DNS Changer from the app store… The one I use is DNS Changer from burakgon, once you open the app you will see OpenDNS from the list and it will enter the DNS addresses, click start and you are good to go. Please keep in mind this is not bomb proof, it is simply there to keep the honest people honest. Please contact Four Corners computer Center if you need help with any of the setup.

Open DNS Low Settings:

  • Tasteless
    Sites that contain information on such subjects as mutilation, torture, horror, or the grotesque. Includes Pro-Anorexia and Pro-Suicide related sites.
  • Proxy/Anonymizer
    Sites providing proxy bypass information or services. Also, sites that allow the user to surf the net anonymously, including sites that allow the user to send anonymous emails.
  • Sexuality
    Sites that provide information, images or implications of bondage, sadism, masochism, fetish, beating, body piercing or self-mutilation. This category is not intended for LGBT related sites that do not fall under the aforementioned criteria.
  • Pornography
    Anything relating to pornography, including mild depiction, soft pornography or hard-core pornography.

Open DNS: Moderate:

  • Adware
    Sites that distribute applications which display advertisements without user’s knowledge or choice. Does NOT include sites which serve advertising.
  • Alcohol
    Sites about alcohol use, commercial and otherwise.
  • Dating
    Sites for meeting other people.
  • Drugs
    Sites about illegal or recreational drug use.
  • Gambling
    Sites that offer gambling or information about gambling.
  • Hate/Discrimination
    Sites that promote intolerance based on gender, age, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or other group identities.
  • Weapons
    Sites about weapons, commercial and otherwise.
  • Tasteless
    Sites that contain information on such subjects as mutilation, torture, horror, or the grotesque. Includes Pro-Anorexia and Pro-Suicide related sites.
  • Lingerie/Bikini
    Sites displaying or dedicated to lingerie/bikini that could be considered adult-only.
  • Proxy/Anonymizer
    Sites providing proxy bypass information or services. Also, sites that allow the user to surf the net anonymously, including sites that allow the user to send anonymous emails.
  • Sexuality
    Sites that provide information, images or implications of bondage, sadism, masochism, fetish, beating, body piercing or self-mutilation. This category is not intended for LGBT related sites that do not fall under the aforementioned criteria.
  • Nudity
    Sites that provide images or representations of nudity.
  • Pornography
    Anything relating to pornography, including mild depiction, soft pornography or hard-core pornography.

Open DNS: HIGH Settings:

  • Adware
    Sites that distribute applications which display advertisements without user’s knowledge or choice. Does NOT include sites which serve advertising.
  • Alcohol
    Sites about alcohol use, commercial and otherwise.
  • Chat
    Sites where you can chat in real-time with groups of people. Includes IRC and video chat sites.
  • Classifieds
    Sites for buying and selling (or bartering) goods and services. Includes sites with real estate and housing listings.
  • Dating
    Sites for meeting other people.
  • Drugs
    Sites about illegal or recreational drug use.
  • File Storage
    Sites that offer space for hosting, sharing and backup of digital files.
  • Gambling
    Sites that offer gambling or information about gambling.
  • Games
    Sites that offer game play and information about games (news, tips, cheat codes).
  • Hate/Discrimination
    Sites that promote intolerance based on gender, age, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or other group identities.
  • Instant Messaging
    Sites that offer access or software to communicate in real-time with other individuals.
  • P2P/File sharing
    Sites that facilitate the sharing of digital files between individuals, especially via peer-to-peer software, including torrent sites.
  • Social Networking
    Sites that promote interaction and networking between people.
  • Video Sharing
    Sites for sharing video content.
  • Visual Search Engines
    Sites for searching for images based on keywords.
  • Weapons
    Sites about weapons, commercial and otherwise.
  • Webmail
    Sites that offer the ability to send or receive email.
  • Photo Sharing
    Sites for sharing photographs, as individual images, galleries and albums.
  • Adult Themes
    Sites that are adult in nature and are not defined in other rating categories. Note: This category should only be turned on if you want to be very restrictive on your network.
  • Tasteless
    Sites that contain information on such subjects as mutilation, torture, horror, or the grotesque. Includes Pro-Anorexia and Pro-Suicide related sites.
  • Lingerie/Bikini
    Sites displaying or dedicated to lingerie/bikini that could be considered adult-only.
  • Proxy/Anonymizer
    Sites providing proxy bypass information or services. Also, sites that allow the user to surf the net anonymously, including sites that allow the user to send anonymous emails.
  • Sexuality
    Sites that provide information, images or implications of bondage, sadism, masochism, fetish, beating, body piercing or self-mutilation. This category is not intended for LGBT related sites that do not fall under the aforementioned criteria.
  • Nudity
    Sites that provide images or representations of nudity.
  • Pornography
    Anything relating to pornography, including mild depiction, soft pornography or hard-core pornography.
  • Forums/Message boards
    Sites with discussions, including bulletin boards, message boards and forums.

Four Corners Computer Center • May 17, 2016


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