Smut Proof PC


Build a Smut Proof PC

 

How To Build A Smut Proof PC ? And Why ?

There are plenty of parental control Software that do a great deal but are expensive at the same time, we look at ways in Windows 8 with the same or greater level of protection can be achieved at absolutely no cost to build a Smut Proof PC.

The goal is to keep the smut out, protect your own files and create a klutz-proof environment for kids or brats, all in the cheapest manner possible. If this is to be realized then the Personal Computer should be redesigned to incorporate certain measures at a hardware level, unfortunately that is really expensive. Computers these days can be easily exploited, more so when physical access is guaranteed. What i will like to say is that building trust should be the top priority. Or else this is going to turn into a game of wits in which the person with more technical Know-How trumps the other.

          1.     Lock The BIOS

The First Step is to modify the BIOS settings.

If your computer was assembled as mine then you would have a really hefty BIOS with plenty of options to modify.

Here you have to apply a BIOS password and disable boot via USB and Optical Drives. The only option enabled must be your HDD/SSD that has your OS. This will prevent the smart ones from using a live disk to circumvent your entire setup. Then make a separate Windows Account for Filtering.

 

          2.  Get A Digital Nanny

Download & Install “Family Safety” which is a part of Windows Live Essentials Download Here. Also having another parental control suite to fall back on would be a great idea. K9 Web Protection is a good choice for this Purpose.

 

These Suites have a plethora of options to tinker with, this can not only limit the time that the person can access the Computer but also the Applications & Games rated by the ESRB. On top of that you can access activity logs from anywhere on the internet via websites or free apps. Across all Platforms.

 

 

          3.  Browsers

Ensure that only 1 or 2 Browsers are installed for the target account, or use the app restrictions tab in the Parental Control software to limit the target account only to 1 or 2 Browsers. We’ll go with Firefox and Chrome. Install Web Content Filter Extensions/Add-ons such as FoxFilter and ProCon Latte for Chrome and Firefox, Respectively. These are pretty good with blocking Websites with Vulgar Content since it combs through the contents looking for keywords. One hit and the Website will be Blocked. And can’t even be bypassed using proxies. Another option is using a browser developed specially for this purpose like KidZui.

 

          4.    Private Browsing

Disable Private Browsing or incognito in both browsers, otherwise your parental control software won’t be able to Log the activities, this requires a bit of work meddling with the browser configuration files and registry. These Should Help – Incognito | Private Browsing. Once that is accomplished, you’ll need to lock down these preferences for Firefox Click Here. For Chrome Click here.

 

5.    Block or Reroute

If you wish to block certain web sites which you wish you’ve deemed unsafe, but the filters don’t catch

them you can manually block them by editing the hosts file located at %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 The same can be done to proxy web sites to get rid of them altogether, there are plenty pre-configured lists that are just a Google Search away.

 

6.    Hide Your Files

If there are files you need to keep private, using simple software that just hide are useless against Linux Distros and uninstalling such software just reveals everything that had been hidden. TrueCrypt can create an entire volume which is not only hidden but also encrypted. So even if the hard drive were to be physically removed the attacker would have no access to it. Sure you might lose some data if it got into someone else’s hands, but it would still be private. Windows comes with its own encryption feature called BitLocker but it is only present in Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Pro.

 

7.    Group Policy Editor

The Group Policy Editor is a great administrative tool which can change every behaviour of your Operating System. You can switch of USB Ports restrict access to Task Manager and Administrative Tools, Restrict Access to Control Panel and Registry, even prevent network access to NAS drives, shared folders and Computers.

 

8.    Antivirus Is Must

A good security suite has most of the features above, they have their own privacy, Anti-Phishing and Content Filters, People new to the Internet aren’t aware of the different techniques used by those with malicious intent, so most of the vulgar content they come around is usually by accident, a good Antivirus software can protect your innocent kids, and also restrict access to the naughty. Remember to secure the Antivirus settings with a password as well.

 

9.    Image Blocking

Good image filtering software are few and far between, especially when looking for free ones. PicBlock manages to do the job pretty well, it scans images in real time, and filters those which have a lot of flesh coloured area. But as with most filtering software out there, we found plenty of false positives as well as misses.

If you follow all of the steps above, you should end up with a system that is pretty Smut Proof, and safe for kids to use.

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