Filtering Options

Below are some of our alternative filtering suggestions that are currently compatible with our system:

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 DNS.

(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.

Another solid alternative for WiFi filtering is CleanBrowsing.

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 load safely. 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.

Some questions you may be asking...

Why should I use or not use a filter?

How can I help my family and I surf the web in a safer way?

The companies listed are not affiliated with WebChaver. This page is for informational purposes only. If you are aware of additional options or notice any errors, please let us know.

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