Searchable list of Internet blockers, monitors,
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Various Internet Filters, Monitors, and the Like
Filter Cost Platform Audience Features Description
Accountable2You
Accountable2You
$7 / month androidioslinuxmacosxwindows addictparent accountabilitymonitoringtimer Accountable2You originated as a personal replacement for other, slower, accountability software and has since blossomed into a product in its own right. The product site and product interface are quite nice.
ADAMnetworks
ADAMnetworks
$8 / month network parentspouseauthorityaddict dnsfiltering ADAMnetworks aims to keep people safe as they live and interact onlilne.
BlockerHero
BlockerHero
free to $2 / month androidbrowser addictslacker applockbiglistfilteringkeywordurls A versatile Android app that blocks keywords, other apps, URLs and general adult content (on supported browsers). It can also block YouTube shorts and it has uninstall protection.
BlockerX
BlockerX
free to $ 8 / month androidbrowseriosmacosxwindows addictgeneral accountabilityapplockeducationfilteringfriendsgamesjournalkeywordsocialurls Generally blocks adult, social media, gambling, dating, and gaming apps and sites; but you can also add specific sites, apps, and keywords to block. It has a community feature as well as some educational resources.
BlockSite
BlockSite
free to $9 / month browserandroidioswindowsmacosx generalslackerparent filteringkeywordpasswordurlstimertimetrackingapplock A very popular product (1,000,000+ users) that comes as an extension and an app for mobile and desktop devices.
Clean Router
Clean Router
$10 - $15 / month network parentgeneral dnsfilteringhardwaremonitoringsmartstimer
Covenant Eyes
Covenant Eyes
$17 / month androidiosmacosxwindows addictparentgeneral accountabilityfilteringmonitoringtimer CovenantEyes has a beautiful website with a lot of articles about pornography. The site seems to target porn addicts and concerned parents with roughly equal emphasis. The focus (and strength) of the software is accountability rather than filtering.
Fortify
Fortify
free for youth, $9.99 / month for adults androidiosmacosxwindows addict educationfriendsgamificationmotivation Fortify is not a filter, but it is similar enough to warrant inclusion here. Instead of filtering or monitoring, it aims to educate and support a porn user as he/she moves toward that goal.
Norton Family
Norton Family
free to $50 androidiosmacosxwindows parentgeneraladdict accountabilitymonitoring Norton Family has free and paid offerings, both of which are aimed at parents who want to know what their children are doing online.
Plucky
Plucky
free to $15 / month androidlinuxmacosxwindows addictslacker changedelayfilteringmimetypesmonitoringtimerpasswordurls Customizable, but blocks all images from the Internet by default. It offers a delayed configuration feature for self-control.
Safesurfer
Safesurfer
free to $5 / month androidiosnetwork parent dnsfilteringmonitoring A freemium DNS service for families with children. The monitoring features require a subscription.
SelfControl for Mac
SelfControl for Mac
macosx generalslacker filteringopensourcetimer SelfControl is an open source project, the purpose of which is to allow the user to block access to websites (or mail servers) for a predetermined period of time.
Truple
Truple
$14 / month androidchromeoskindlelinuxmacosxwindows addictparent accountabilityfilteringscreenshots Truple captures screenshots at random times.
Web Activity Time Tracker
Web Activity Time Tracker
free browser generalslacker monitoringopensourceself-controltimertimetrackingurls An extension that tracks the amount of time you spend on websites. Daily restriction limits for websites (using URLs) can be set up.
ActivTrak free to $15 / month / user macosxwindows authority filteringmonitoringscreenshots
Adblock Plus Free browser antiad biglistfilteringopensource An adblocker extension for your browser. There is also an Adblock Browser app for mobile devices. It is configurable and you can write your own filters.
Adguard $2.50 / month androidbrowseriosmacosxnetworkwindows antiadparentgeneral biglistfiltering Run by a large company
Archangel free icap
Atlas Web Browser android antiadhermit Can optionally use AdBlockPlus filters and optional low bandwidth (no-image and no-javascript) mode.
AVG Family Safety $4 / month windows parent antivirus
bark $7.50 / month androidios parent monitoringsocial
Bitdefender Internet Security $25 - $ 95 / year (depending on the number of devices) windows general antivirus
Blocksi free to $60 / year browserchromeos authorityparent biglistcloudfilteringtimetracking Blocksi is a Chrome and Chromebook product targeted at schools where control and monitoring of Chromebooks is needed. It offers filtering, time management, and trend analysis. It can also be installed as a standalone Chrome extension.
Blocksi Router $60 upfront + $30 / year after 2 free years network parentgeneralauthority biglistcloudfilteringhardwaremonitoring The Blocksi router is a physical device intended to be installed as the network router at home for families.
Boomerang Parental Control $16 / year to $31 / year android parent filtering
BrowseControl $80 windows authority filteringmonitoring
BullGuard Internet Security antivirus
Canopy $8 / month to $15 / month androidios parent filteringimagerecognitionlocation
Cedar Creek Filtering $15 / month network authorityparent biglistdnsfilteringgatewayhardware The product is a physical router that "plugs in between your WiFi Router and your internet provider's modem".
Child Control $30 windows parent filteringmonitoringtimer
Circle $129 / year androidiosnetwork parent filteringhardwaremonitoringtimer Circle is a network device that filters all the devices on the network. It is also an App on Android and iOS.
Clean Internet $3-$5 / month androidwindows parentgeneraladdict A Christian company that began in 1998.
CleanBrowsing free to $60 / year androidioslinuxmacosxnetworkwindows parentgeneral dnsfilteringmonitoring Similar to the more well known OpenDNS, CleanBrowsing says their filters are more strict and better for kids. Monitoring and custom filtering is available with the paid plan(s).
clearOS $108 / year to $588 / year network authority filteringgatewayother Aimed at businesses, governments, and schools, ClearOS is designed to be installed on a router. clearOS sells switches with ClearOS installed and calls them "appliances". It is very similar to DansGuardian.
ClearPlay $8 / month android addictparent ClearPlay is a service that filters out violence and sexual content from content purchased or rented on GooglePlay, or from special Blu-ray or DVD players.
Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 for families free network parent dnsfiltering Malware and/or Adult Content Blocking by Cloudflare.
CloudVeil $5 / month androidiosmacosxwindows
Cold Turkey free to $39 windows addictslacker dnsfilteringtimer Cold Turkey is a relatively simple filter designed to support self-control by allowing the end-user to configure times of the week during which to block access to certain websites.
ComputerTime $40 windows parent timer
Content Protect Pro $40 androidmacosxnetworkwindows authority filtering
CurrentWare Suite $500 for 5 computers, variable authority biglistfiltering The suite includes Includes AccessPatrol, BrowseControl, BrowseReporter, and enPowerManager. The products are sold to employers who want to control and monitor employees.
CustomBlocker browser general CustomBlocker filters any element on any web site with any condition with XPath and RegExp.
CyberSitter $40 windows authorityparent filtering
Cyclope-Series authority
DETOXIFY $5 / month android addict filtering
Disconnect browser general
DNS Angel windows
dnscloak ios general filtering Can be used in combination with DNS filtering services such as CleanBrowsing, Norton ConnectSafe, nxFilter, OpenDNS, Safesurfer, and the like to provide filtering.
E2guardian Web filtering authorityparent filteringgatewayotherproxyratingssmarts e2guardian is a fork and continuation of DansGuardian. It is an open source web content filter that filters based on many methods including phrase matching, request header, URL filtering, etc. Unlike DansGuardian, e2guardian has some support for https filtering, if the necessary authoritative certificates are installed in the browser.
emypeople.net $2 - $20 / month A very small ISP with a mishmash of filtering services for the very conservative. The SafeSentryPro platform does html filtering.
ESET Smart Security authority antivirus
EverAccountable $7 / month androidwindows addictspouse monitoring
Family Link free androidios parent monitoringtimer Made by Google. Works on Android Nougat 7.0 or higher.
FamiSafe $11 / month androidioskindle parent filteringmonitoringtimer
Filter Chrome free to $5 / month android addictparentslacker applockfilteringtimer Filter Chrome has free and premium (aka freemium) feature sets.
FlashStart authority
Focus $20 macosx generalslacker timer
FocusMe $6 / month androidmacosxwindows slacker filteringtimer
Forest androidbrowserioswindows slacker
Forticlient
FoxFilter free to $15 / year browser parentgeneralauthority filteringkeyword FoxFilter is an add-on to Firefox and Chrome designed to "protect children and teens from inappropriate content on the Web." It only works in Firefox and Chrome.
Freedom $2 / month to $7 / month androidchromeosiosmacosxwindows slacker filteringtimer Formerly called Anti-Social Pro, the software is marketed towareds those seeking to avoid the distractions of the Internet.
FreeFiltering free to $20/month network parent dnsfiltering The company offers dns-based filtering if one registers with name, email, mobile phone number, and agrees to receive telemarketing calls. In addition to blocking porn, it also blocks pro-LGBTQ and pro-abortion sites.
FSecure windows generalparent antivirus
Funamo android parent filteringgamesmonitoringtimer
Gaggle network authority Intended for schools
Geder $9 - $16 / month androidmacosxwindows
Geringo
goguardian authority
Habitica ios accountabilitygamification A to-do app that helps the user form good habits. Its tagline is 'gamify your life'
HostsBlock free to $5 windows
Image Block browser
Intent browser slacker timetracking
InternetOff free windows timer
iOS parental controls free ios parentgeneral filteringmonitoring Also known as Restrictions, iOS Parental Controls allow parents to limit what can be done on iOS devices. Similar to Mac OS X Parental Controls, the website filter can operate in unrestricted, automatic (no adult content), and whitelist-only modes.
iProtectYou windows filtering
Kaspersky antivirus
Kaspersky Safe Kids $15 / year androidiosmacosxwindows parent filteringmonitoring
KidoZ parent
KidRocket browser parent
Kids Place android parentaddictgeneral filteringmonitoring
KidsWatch parent
Knas Based Accountability free androidiosmacosxwindows addict accountabilityconsequencesmonitoring Knas Based Accountability monitors your Internet use. If you watch porn, the staff charge a penalty to your credit card. You choose your penalty when you sign up; the minimum penalty is $100.
LeadMeNot android android journal LeadMeNot is digital monitoring software on Android that is intended to help users recognize patterns in how they use their device and to prescribe solutions to improve habits.
LeechBlock browser
LG Gate android authority
Lightning Web Browser $1 android antiadhermit An Android browser with built-in ad-blocking.
Limit browser slacker Made by freedom.to
Little Web Browser android Little Browser reduces data utilization by displaying only readable content from webpages and by not downloading extraneous contents like scripts and images.
Live Free $5 / month androidios addict friends
livigent network filteringhardwaremimetypessmartstimer
Mac OS X Parental Controls macosx parent filteringmonitoringratingssmarts Mac OS X Parental Controls can operate in three modes: unrestricted, automatic, and whitelist.
ManicTime free to $67 androidlinuxwindows slacker timetracking
McAfee Family Protection windows filteringmonitoring
MMGuardian androidios
MobiCIP free to $40 / year androidchromeosioskindlemacosxwindows filteringmonitoring
Net Angel $15 / month network parentspouseaddict dns Net Angel sells home routers that have e2guardian pre-installed. Whenever a website is blocked, a text message is sent to a phone number. As of 2016-11-11, the company also has beta-quality iOS and Android apps that will feature similar techniques.
Net Nanny $13 to $40 / year androidmacosxwindows parent accountabilitybiglistfilteringmonitoringsocialtimer
NetDefend
NetGenie network parent
Netintelligence
netsentron $75 / month network authorityparent
Netspark $9 / month androidioswindows parent filteringgamessmartstimer
Netsweeper network authority
Ninja Adult Porn Blocker Made by ixstudio.net. Fallaciously claims to be the most powerful adult porn websites blocker.
NoFap Panic Button browser
Norman
NX Filter free to $$ network authoritygeneralparent biglistdnsfilteringmonitoring A DNS-based filter and monitor, similar to OpenDNS, but with user-authentication capability for user-specific rules.
opendium authority
OpenDNS free to $20 / year androidioslinuxmacosxnetworkwindows generalparent dnsfilteringmonitoring Free for home use, OpenDNS is both easy-to-use and popular.
Override DNS $2 android general
Panda
Pause browser slacker Made by freedom.to
PC Tattletale authorityparent monitoring
Pearl Echo $30 windows authority filteringmonitoring
pfSense network authority opensource
PorNo! free androidbrowser addict filtering
Privoxy free linuxmacosxnetworkwindows hermitgeneralparent proxy Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy designed to enhance privacy, control access, and remove ads.
Public Fox free but prompts user to install AdBeaver adware browser filteringpassword Public Fox can block downloads, prevent browser changes, lock down addons, bookmarks, and more, block unwanted web sites.
Pure Browser androidios addictparent filtering It is described as a "Christian browser", it's patron verse is Phillipians 4:8.
PureSight $2 / device / month androidwindows parent filteringmonitoringtimer
Purge
Purity Browser $5 / month androidbrowserios addictparent accountabilityfiltering
Qbserve $29 macosx slacker timetracking
Remojo $4 to $5 / month androidiosmacosxwindows accountabilityfilteringscreenshots
Rescuetime free to $9 / month androidlinuxmacosxwindows slacker filteringtimetracking
Router Limits free to $20 / month network parent filteringmonitoring
R|Tribe free to $499 / month androidios addictgeneral accountabilitycounselingfriends R|Tribe is an app for keeping track of your emotions and staying accountable to other pepole. For a fee users can connect with coaches via messaging or video.
SafeDNS $20 / year network authorityparent filtering
SafeSquid $10 / user / year or $5 / CPU hour network authority gateway Designed for organizations, the minimum system requires for SafeSquid are 2GB of ram and 2 CPU cores.
Samsung Knox android authority
Screen Time android parent monitoringtimer
Screen Time by Apple free iosmacosx parent filteringgamesmonitoringtimer Apple's Screen Time is on macOS and iOS and it's free. While some have been glad to see Apple beef up parental controls on their devices, Apple has also been <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/technology/apple-screen-time-trackers.html" target="_blank">criticized</a> and <a href="https://ww.9to5mac.com/2019/08/08/another-antitrust-investigation/" target="_blank">is being investigated</a> for <a href="https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/apple-fas-complaint/26017/" target="_blank">antitrust behavior</a> for creating Screen Time while also making it difficult or impossible to create competing products.
ScreenRetriever parent
SecureTeen $40 / year androidioswindows parent filteringgamesmonitoring
SelfRestraint linuxmacosxwindows generalslacker filteringtimer SelfRestraint is a cross platform application which blocks access to websites for a predetermined period of time. It was inspired by SelfControl.
SoftActivity $199 authority monitoring
SPIN Safe Browser free androidbrowserios parentaddict filtering SPIN is a browser with built-in filtering. It has 4.2 stars in the Android store.
SquidGuard free network parentgeneralauthority biglistgateway A URL redirector that can be used with the Squid proxy and that supports large blacklists (altough DansGuardian claims to be significantly faster). It has seen very little modification in recent years.
StayFocusd browser generalslacker filteringtimer StayFocusd is a Chrome plugin that can block "time wasting" websites. It only works in Chrome.
Stop-it free or donate browser
Streaks ios A to-do app that helps the user form good habits.
SureLock android
SurveilStar authority
Techlockdown free to $10 / month network addict dnsfiltering
Telochat androidmacosxwindows addictslacker
the Web Blocker free windows filteringmonitoring The Web Blocker offsers extremely basic filtering. The publisher is hard to find. Use this software at your own risk.
Trend Micro antivirus
Triggered $5 / month androidios addict Triggered is an app that offers a button to help addicts connect with supporters when temptation strikes.
True Vine Online $8 - $10 / month androidiosmacosxwindows parent Originally founded as a dial up ISP back in the late 90s, True Vine now offers the TVO Blockit kit to filter the Internet from a "Christian perspective." The company formerly used FilterPak.
Trustwave SecureBrowsing free browser
UBhind androidios addictslacker applockmonitoringtimer Track your life and/or addition.
uBlock free browser antiadgeneral biglistfiltering
UserGate network authority filtering Provides an easy way to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
Verity $70 windows parent screenshots
Victory App androidios addict journal The Victory App is a combination electronic journal, calendar, and book intended to help the user quit porn.
WanSecure network authority The site is in German.
WasteNoTime browser slacker
Web Filter (from Lightspeed Systems) authority filtering
WebChaver $5 - $7 / month filteringmonitoringtimer
WebCleaner free linuxmacosxnetworkwindows generalparent opensourceproxy A proxy-based project that appears to be abandoned. It was last updated in 2010.
Webconverger linux authoritygeneral opensource Lock your computer to a Web application. Converts an ordinary computer to a kiosk.
Webroot antivirus
WebSafety free androidios parent monitoring
Website Blocker (Beta) browser
WebTitan $850 / 50 users / year authority filteringmonitoring
Whitespace ios filtering Removes images from Safari.
Windows Family free windows filteringgamestimer Windows Family Safety may have noble intentions, but it can easily lure a parent into a false sense of security if the Chrome browser is on the computer. In particular, on Windows 8.1, even with the maximum protection settings that indicate a child will only be allowed to access the sites specifically allowed by the parent, Google Chrome allows google.com and youtube.com regardless (albeit with safesearch enabled but that is far different than the no sites setting a parent might try to select). The editor of this site just tried to use Windows Family Safety to prevent his 5 year-old from using the Internet and was appalled to discover the child would be able to watch Shakira's half-time show, contrary to the implied settings. Whether Microsoft or Google are to blame is unknown. Perhaps both.
WOT free browser general biglistfiltering WOT is a browser plugin that displays a trust-level icon next to sites, based on input from users from around the world. It works in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Opera.
xBlock $50 iosmacosx addict filtering
ZoneAlarm windows parent antivirus
Zscaler network authority

Audiences

addict
Internet (often porn or game) addict or compulsive Internet user who wants to quit. See also slacker.
antiad
A person who wants to avoid ads online.
authority
A school, library, government, company, business, or other corporate entity that wants to restrict Internet access of their students, patrons, citizens, employees, clients, or members respectively.
general
A person who doesn't have a strong leaning toward one of the other audience categories.
hermit
A person who is concerned about their privacy when using the Internet.
parent
A parent who wants to protect their offspring.
slacker
A person who finds themselves too often distracted or wasting time on the Internet. This is similar to but different from the addict.
spouse
A spouse who wants to monitor or limit their partner's activity on the Internet. This audience is not categorized on this page. See instead products for parent or authority.

Platforms

android
The software works on Android.
browser
The software works in one or more browsers such as Brave, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, Vivaldi, Safari, and the like.
chromeos
The software works on Chrome OS.
internet
The product is an Internet site.
ios
The software works on iOS.
kindle
The software works on a Kindle.
linux
The software works on Linux.
macosx
The software works on Mac OS X.
network
The software works on a network device such as a router.
windows
The software works on Windows.

Features

accountability
The software notifies an accountability partner, parent, or spouse regarding Internet activity or filter configuration, typically over email but sometimes using another means such as RSS.
antivirus
The software is part of an antivirus product. Most antivirus products come with some type of parental controls.
applock
The software can block user access to programs. See also games.
biglist
Filtering is accomplished through a large database of categorized resources.
changedelay
The software allows the end-user to configure it without a password, but will not allow the change to take effect for some amount of time.
cloud
The software interacts with data in the cloud. E.g., a list of websites to block are retrieved from a remote server.
consequences
A fine must be paid if the end-user views porn.
counseling
The software helps connect the user to a real-life counselor or coach.
countermeasures
The software will notice and respond to attempts to work around it. E.g., k9 can be configured to block all Internet access for a specified time if too many attempts to visit blocked pages are detected.
dns
The software filters or monitors DNS names.
education
The program consists of educational material that helps a user change behavior.
filtering
The software blocks some content. There are several kinds of filtering.
friends
The software helps the user communicate with a supportive community.
games
The software can block user access to other programs (typically this is used to limit game time).
gamification
The software motivates the user by helping the user track progress and get "rewards" (points) as in a game.
gateway
The software is meant to be installed on a network router separate from the end-user machine. In the case of a gateway filter on this page, the OS value lists all operating systems to reflect the fact that the end-user machine may have any operating system. Such software is typically created for schools and employers.
hardware
The software comes preinstalled on a device that connects to and filters for the local network.
imageless
The software supports an imageless mode in which no images or videos are rendered.
imagerecognition
The software uses image recognition. See also skin and pixelation.
isp
The service is marketed as an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
journal
The software is or includes a journal feature to help the user reflect. See also education and motivation.
keyword
Filtering is accomplished on the fly through keyword detection within web pages.
location
The location of the end-user is tracked and usually presented to another person (ostensibly the end-user's parent).
mimetypes
Filtering can be done on a mime type basis. E.g., Pluckeye can block all images from https://www.google.com/ , but still allow text.
monitoring
The software monitors Internet activity or filter settings for the purpose of allowing a parent, accountability partner, or other person to view. See also accountability.
motivation
The program, site, or software is designed to help motivate the end-user through messages, education, journaling, and the like.
opensource
The software is open source.
other
The software has other features that do not fit one of the other feature categories.
password
The software allows or requires configuration to be protected by a password or administrator login.
pixelation
The software uses computer vision algorithms to analyze images and pixelates ones that contain too much skin.
profanity
The software can detect profane words and replace them with #$@! characters.
proxy
The software is a proxy and requires browsers be configured to use it (note that this meaning is specific to this page). See also gateway for another kind of proxy.
ratings
The software uses self-identifying website ratings such as as <a href="https://www.rtalabel.org/">RTA</a> and <a href="https://www.safesurf.com/">SafeSurf</a> or the discontinued <a href="">PICS</a> or <a href="">POWDER</a> labeling systems.
screenshots
The software takes screenshots so that some other person can review what the user was doing.
self-control
The software has features oriented towards self-control.
skin
The software uses computer vision techniques to dynamically recognize skin in images. See also pixelation.
smarts
The software tries to determine whether content should be allowed or not by examining content. This is sometimes used in combination with biglist techniques and sometimes as an alternative.
social
The software specifically monitors interaction on social media sites such as Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter, etc., with the intent of informing a parent about how their child is interacting through these sites.
timer
The software can be configured to enable or disable access to the Internet or parts of the Internet for a specified amount of time or time of day.
timetracking
A variant of monitoring, timetracking emphasizes the amount of time spent on various activities. Many tools that have monitoring also have timetracking and vice-versa.
urls
The software filters or monitors urls.