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    E2Guardian Alternatives

    E2Guardian is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to E2Guardian for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Kindle Fire. The best alternative is Qustodio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DansGuardian or NxFilter. Other great apps like E2Guardian are Pluckeye (Free Personal), CacheGuard-OS (Paid), BrowseControl (Paid) and ApateDNS (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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      • 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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    3. DansGuardian is an 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.

      Discontinued

      Latest update in 2012: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dansguardian/files/

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. ApateDNS™ is a tool for controlling DNS responses though an easy-to-use GUI. As a phony DNS server, ApateDNS spoofs DNS responses to a user-specified IP address by listening on UDP port 53 on the local machine. ApateDNS also automatically sets the local DNS to localhost.
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    7. WebCensor is profanity filter for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
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    8. Titan Family Security App helps parents to keep track of the live location, social activities, app usage and other mobile phone activities of their family members to ensure complete security.
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      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      NoSurfSMS allows you to use internet applications like Google Maps, Weather, etc. via text messaging. The purpose is to enhance feature phones and make them more useful.
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