Windows XP / Networking

Create Your Own Site Filters

In Internet Explorer, you can create your own Web site filters, which are useful in the following circumstances:

  • You don't want to use a rating service.
  • The rating service you use permits access to a site you don't like.
  • The rating service you use blocks access to sites you feel are appropriate for your children.

Use these steps to create a list of sites that you want to filter for:

  1. Open Internet Explorer and choose Tools → Internet Options. The Internet Options dialog box appears.
  2. Click the Content tab, and in the Content Advisor section, click the Enable button and then click the Approved Sites tab.
  3. Enter the URL for a Web site you want to filter for; then click the Always or Never button. Repeat this step as many times as you want. If you click the Always button after entering a URL, that site is always accessible, even if you are using a rating service that disallows it. Furthermore, sites designated as Always never require your password. Sites designated as Never require a password.
  4. When you are finished, click OK to close the dialog box and save your changes. If this is your first time using this feature, you're prompted to create a password.
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