For those who cannot use a filtered ISP, OpenDNS is a good alternative. OpenDNS,
is free, constantly updated, effective, and does not conflict with
WebChaver. It requires some minor computer know-how to set up properly.
It is a very good option, since the filtering is done at the server
level, and browsing may actually be faster than with your provider’s
(Note: If your computer uses a dynamic IP, then you must install the
OpenDNS updater on your computer.)
Warning:The Open DNS filtering system is only
effective when your computer/router is configured to point to their
servers. This can be easily changed by anyone with a small amount of
computer knowledge. Therefore, it is important to use Open DNS only
in conjunction with other solutions.
CleanBrowsing is a DNS-based content filtering service that offers a safe
way to browse the web without surprises. It intercepts domain requests
and filter sites that should be blocked, based on your requirements. The
free family filter, for example, blocks adult content, while still
allowing Google, Youtube, Bing, DuckDuckGo and the rest of the web to
CleanBrowsing offers 3 Free filters and Paid options.
ISP filtering is when the content is filtered by your
internet provider before it ever reaches your home. This is a very secure
way of ensuring that no inappropriate web content can be accessed from your
internet connection. It cannot be circumvented by disabling any software,
and it can usually be set up to not conflict with WebChaver.
Warning:This form of filtering is only protecting the
content from your internet provider. It is quite common for several open
wireless networks to be available in the vicinity of your laptop
computer. If one connects to any of these open networks, the internet is
no longer filtered. (WebChaver monitors all internet activity,
regardless of the type of connection.)
A second type of filtering is client (home) based filtering, which is
software installed on a computer that attempts to block inappropriate
content as it comes on. Although this will protect the computer regardless
of the type of connection being used, it has several disadvantages.
In most cases, WebChaver cannot be installed on a device that has another
filtering software program as well. Even in instances where
WebChaver and another filter have worked together for months or even years,
all it takes is one update to either of the software programs to no longer
function together. We recommend using the built-in
WebChaver filter instead.