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Free Windows Live Family Safety Alternatives

The best free alternative to Windows Live Family Safety is Cold Turkey. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Windows Live Family Safety and 12 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Windows Live Family Safety are SelfControl, Pluckeye, FamilyShield and DansGuardian.

Windows Live Family Safety alternatives are mainly Parental Control Tools but may also be Web Browsers or Anti Procrastination Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Live Family Safety.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Family Safety can help you manage your children's computer activity, including websites, games, and programs.

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  1. Cold Turkey is a productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websites and games so that you can get your work done!

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    This program only helps you block yourself from facebook and other popular social media.

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  2. SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceSelfControl either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Pluckeye

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Pluckeye is a filter that bolsters self-control on the Internet.

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    FamilyShield

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    FamilyShield, powered by OpenDNS, blocks adult websites from home computers for free, with no software to install.

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    Discontinued

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

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    DansGuardian

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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  6. 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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  7. DNSReactor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    DNSReactor provides FREE Public DNS servers that you can use as an alternative to your local isp DNS servers. Take advantage of this FREE added layer of security NOW.

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    Discontinued

    DNSReactor incl. VPNReactor.com and DNSReactor.net is no longer available.You get some advertising.

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    FB Limiter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Block Facebook and limit Facebook access with software called FB Limiter. Limit Facebook access to kids, employees or to yourself.

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    Untrustworthy. Use at your own risk. http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/www.facebooklimiter.com

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    Kurupira WebFilter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Free WebFilter and can block facebook secure (HTTPS ) , MSN Messenger conversations , social network Orkut, twitter and block inappropriate sites .

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    The Web Blocker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A free Internet Parental Control Program! Block any site with one click of a button.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableThe Web Blocker is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Discontinued

    The software does not seem to be under active development.

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