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  • Setting up a Parental Control in Dr.Web Premium

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    Parental Control in Dr.Web Premium

    • Parental Control in Dr.Web Premium

    Dr.Web Parental Control will protect your children from exposure to unwanted content and dangerous actions

    • Are your children already using a computer and the Internet? Would you like to protect them from exposure to unwanted content on the Web?

    Toggle on and configure Dr.Web Parental Control

    • Simply toggle on and configure the Parental Control feature that comes with your Dr.Web Premium subscription package!

    It will prevent your children from seeing adult content on the Internet.

    • Dr.Web Parental Control makes the World Wide Web free of unwanted sites.

    Make sure your child doesn't spend all their time using a computer;

    • Limit computer time for your children;

    Help your children avoid dubious sites;

    • and keep your important files and folders safe from prying children's eyes and accidental corruption or deletion.

    • To toggle on and configure Dr.Web Parental Control, click on the spider icon in the system tray.
    • Click on the closed padlock icon—
    • You will be prompted to enter an administrator password. Agree, and enter the password, if necessary.
    • The closed padlock is now open.
    • Click on the gear icon.
    • In the Dr.Web settings window, open the Parental Control tab.
    • In the section on the right, select the user account for which you want to set restrictions.
    • To restrict access to unwanted sites, in the Internet section click Change
    • In the drop-down list, select Block by categories.
    • Select the site categories of the sites you want to block.

    As many as 50,000 new addresses are added to the database every week!

    • Doctor Web researchers add sites to the list for each category.

    • Now if your child attempts to visit an unwanted site on the list, they will see this page.

    Configure whitelists and blacklists

    • If necessary, you can grant your children access to specific sites belonging to one of the blocked categories or expand the list of blocked sites. To do so, click on the Black and white lists button.

    • To make sure that access to a certain site is not blocked, add its address to the whitelist. To add a site to the list of unwanted sites, add its address to the blacklist.
    • If you want the user to access only specific sites, add the site addresses to the whitelist and choose the option Block all except websites from the white list.
    • Popular search engines, such as Google and Yandex, offer a safe search option that enables links to sites containing dangerous or unwanted content to be excluded from search results. To make the browser toggle on the safe search option automatically, enable the corresponding Parental Control feature.

    Limit computer time for your children

    • You can limit the time period during which your children will be able to access the Internet or the computer.

    • In the Time section, Click Change.
    • Use the time grid to create an access schedule. In our example, the user will be able to use the Internet daily from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. and use the computer from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Instead of using the calendar, you may choose the option Interval Time Limit.

    Prevent your children from accessing certain files and folders

    • With the Parental Control you can block access to selected files and folders.

    • In the “Files and folders” section, click Change.
    • Add the paths to files and folders to the list, and select an access mode.
    • If you choose Read-only, your child will be able to view files and folder contents but won't be able to change or delete them.
      Blocked will mean that the files and folders will be inaccessible.

    Protect the settings from being changed

    • Once you've configured the Parental Control, make sure its settings can’t be changed.

    • Select Start → Settings.
    • Go to the Accounts section.
    • Click “Family & other users”.
    • Make sure the user accounts for which you have imposed the restrictions do not have administrator privileges.
    • If necessary, change their account type from Administrator to Standard.
    • Also make sure that a reliable password is specified for your Administrator account.
    • If no password is specified, press Alt + Ctrl + Delete, and click “Change password”.
    • Enter the new password in the New password and Confirm new password fields. Then press OK.
    • Dr.Web Parental Control is now configured properly.

    Enjoy using the service!

    • Enjoy using the service!