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    DansGuardian Alternatives

    DansGuardian is described as 'award winning Open Source web content filter which currently runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, HP-UX, and Solaris. It filters the actual content of pages based on many methods including phrase matching, PICS filtering and URL filtering'. There are more than 25 alternatives to DansGuardian for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, iPad and Mac. The best alternative is HomeGuard Activity Monitor. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try E2Guardian or FamilyShield. Other great apps like DansGuardian are Qustodio (Paid), Norton Family (Paid), Pluckeye (Free Personal) and DNS Redirector (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 24, 2022

    1. HomeGuard is an advanced parental control and activity monitoring tool for family and child safety online and offline.
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      Almost everyone thinks HomeGuard Activity Monitor is a great alternative to DansGuardian.
    2. Qustodio helps parents protect their kids online. See how they use the Internet, set healthy access limits, and protect against dangerous or inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators.
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      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Internet Explorer
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      Norton Online Family protects your kids from online predators by allowing you to understand what your kids are really doing online and spot potential dangers before they become problems
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    3. Pluckeye is a filter designed with compulsive users of porn in mind. When Pluckeye is first installed, all images on the Internet are blocked.
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    4. e2guardian is an Open Source web content filter, It filters the actual content of pages based on many methods including phrase matching, request header and URL filtering, etc. It does not purely filter based on a banned list of sites.
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    5. FamilyShield, powered by OpenDNS, blocks adult websites from home computers for free, with no software to install.

      Discontinued

      Not a separate product anymore, it's now part of the OpenDNS offer.

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    6. Runs as a Windows service, supports any TCP/IP device. Display a blocked page as result of any domain name matched in the keywords list. Prevent installation of file sharing/P2P clients, spyware, or other malicious software - a technique referred to as DNS sinkhole or blackhole.
      • Windows
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
      • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
      • Proxmox Virtual Environment
      All CacheGuard products and services are focused on delivering secured and optimized Web contents to our clients. To achieve that goal we made CacheGuard OS which is our core product.
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    7. NxFilter is a freeware web filtering software controlling user activity on Internet. You can monitor Internet usage in your network and block user request for websites with NxFilter.
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    8. BrowseControl is an agent-based web filter that blocks websites based on URLs and categories. Internet use quotas can be set based on schedules and timers. Includes a port filter and Windows application blocker.
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