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Net Nanny

by Bio Net
Windows NT / 98 / 3.x / 95
1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Latest Version Launched Nov 2008
  • PC Magazine Editors Choice for Parental Filters
  • Top Ten Reviews Gold Award Winner
  • Email Notifications
  • Time Controls

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows NT / 98 / 3.x / 95
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00005BC23
  • Item model number: 1896680089
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 12, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,064 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Net Nanny 6 is the PC Magazine Editor's Choice for Parental Control Filters. It consistently outperforms its competitors with a web-filtering program which combines cutting-edge technology with non-technical settings and reports, perfect for informed proactive parents who may not be computer or Internet savvy. For those of you who would prefer to personalise the settings more, there are plenty of options for customisation. The Walt Disney company chose Net Nanny as the Internet Filter to be used on the new Disney Dream Desk PC. Net Nanny 6 incorporates a unique Message Monitor feature which examines the content of instant messages (IM) and alerts parents via e-mail to potential online predatory behaviour, cyberbullying and other inappropriate contacts and comments made through popular Instant Messaging programs. Net Nanny reports provide details about social networking profiles including friends' lists, pictures, personal descriptions and more. Net Nanny 6 will help you to keep your children safe online. Working directly with the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), Net Nanny 6 is the first parental control software solution to set age-based gaming restrictions using the ESRB rating system and the first to block desktop PC games based on categories, including violence, sex, alcohol, drugs and more. Net Nanny 6 allows you to set the times when your children can be online. If you wish to limit their Internet access you simply set the grid to "red" for the times when you do not want them to access the Internet. Additional Features - Email Notifications - The ability to provide an override password - Secure Site Filtering - Instant Messaging Logging - Setup multiple profiles for different family age ranges - Remote Management - Automatic Updates for the duration of your licence - FREE Support


Net Nanny filtering software for your PC protects children from the dangers of the Internet. Net Nanny performs all of the above and more! With the capability to monitor the Internet, standard e-mail, IRC chat programs, newsgroups, and offline applications in a fully customizable, user-friendly environment, Net Nanny gives the parent or administrator complete control over what is being accessed on your PC.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Net Nanny 4.0 July 25, 2002
I purchased Net Nanny from my local Staples Store; I installed it and discovered that it is totally useless. I t would immediately block out any page that I had set as my home page.
The problems continued when I set the user settings. Being a parent of a pre-teen I wanted to control what my child was accessing but as an adult I didn't need to be protected from myself. The program would block me from accessing sites, even though my user profile was set to not block anything.
Signing in under my child's name I was able to see nude pictures within seconds. But then it started shutting down my browser for violations, even on sites like Yahoo.com, despite the fact that I had the program set not to shut down the browser upon a violation, just to block and warn.
The last straw came when the program started calling up my dial-up networking connection when I was working on non-net related programs, such as MS Word. Over and over the connect box would come up. I tried contacting customer support; their suggestions were juvenile and did not solve any, or even address several of the problems.
The box clearly states "Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed", I have not found this to be true. Staples return policy would not allow them to return my money, just replace with the same item, which I did and tried with the same results.
Net Nanny has ignored my repeated request for a refund by not replying to any of my e-mail requests sent to any of the address on their web site.
I'm now using CyberPatrol, which seems to work as promised, as for Net Nanny, my advice is to steer clear and try Cyber Sitter or CyberPatrol.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this! July 29, 2002
By A Customer
Be warned: this product does not work with current versions of Netscape; the Company claims to have a fix, but aren't advertising it and won't send the patch out unless you go through a 20 or so step set of instructions involving your "FTP client" in the DOS function of your computer to get a download. Not what I was hoping to do. In any case, on principle I wouldn't buy from this type of company.
Although my software promised 30 days of free telephone technical support, they discontinued that without telling anyone in May.
On IE, the software works ok, although it's clunky. I haven't decided whether even to continue to use it if I could get them to send me the patch. But again, there's got to be a better company and a better way.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Scheduling function not exactly foolproof. October 14, 2002
Scheduling function not exactly foolproof.
I've experienced a variety of small issues using Net Nanny thus far (inability to use Norton Antivirus auto-updates, Win98 auto-updates, Outlook express issues, etc.) but I have to say the worst is the scheduling function.
We purchased NetNanny in part because of it's claimed ability to regulate access times to the internet via a scheduling function. This function allows you to set a schedule of time specific users can have access to the internet. The function works great. However we quickly noticed that simply changing the PC's time (via the clock on the taskbar) will bypass this feature. This renders this feature useless. I don't know of a child over the age of 8 that doesn't know how to change the PC's time.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Nanny" is tough lady July 4, 2001
My teenage boys are tempted to view things online that I wouldn't approve of. By installing Net Nanny, they have been discouraged from even trying - and actually thanked me for providing a safeguard to help them discipline themselves. I have had zero problems with compatibility with other programs, it is easy to use, and doesn't slow down my computer. I highly recommend it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm sad May 19, 2002
I'm very sad that this did not work. I heard a lot of hype about it and wasted my money. I did a simple search on google of word 'sex' , it returned me saveral pages and 3 links of sponsors, all porn sites. Needles to say I was able to browse their sponsors. I even updated the NN database, but same thing happen.
Other problem is that it is dragging the whole system down, I have cable ISP, it feels like I'm running modem connection. I did not like user name/password either. For big family that might be good, but for me I want it to work quitly in the back ground.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not compatible with all ISP's February 9, 2002
By A Customer
Format:CD-ROM|Verified Purchase
I can't really comment on the product, because I never got to use it. Net Nanny 4.0 is not compatible with several popular ISP's (AOL, CompuServe and Road Runner). You would think that this information would be mentioned in obvious places, but it's not.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I Can't Get It To Work March 3, 2002
I have tried and tried to get this product to operate correctly. No matter the setting I choose, it is either too strict or too permissive. I've tried using both a self created list and the one provided by Net Nanny. I cannot get either to work right. I am very frustrated by it and have been forced to uninstall it three times in order to access my homepage (ESPN.com). If you have more patience, maybe your result will be different, but I cannot recommend this product.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Net Nanny is too slow. January 29, 2002
By A Customer
I can't believe how much this product slowed the internet. It took me 8 minutes to open to my home page and I have a cable modem! I deactivated Net Nanny and tried it again, it was up and running in no time.
As far as blocking web pages, it seems to do the job. However, it blocks some sites I don't want it to, like the customer support page for my Internet Provider. I even entered the web page in 'NN Can Go' and it still won't let me in.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Since when is checking email evil?
I do tech support for remote users. I worked for a week on a problem where a user could open the Outlook Web page, but then could not click on anything. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gary C. Quinton
1.0 out of 5 stars The WORST MISTAKE
I paid almost $80 to download this. In theory it's a good thing & worth that if it will do the job. Hopefully there are other programs that actually work. This IS HORRIBLE!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mary Kidder
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Tech Support Ever Experienced!
I bought Net Nanny for Mac version 2 online from their website. It worked ok, sometimes too sensitive. Then they sent me an update to version 3.0 for Mac. Read more
Published 5 months ago by no one
1.0 out of 5 stars It was good when it worked, but it stopped working.
The first several months Net Nanny did what it was supposed to do, but then it started denying my daughter internet access even when it should have. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tina Pippin
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay Away
This software doesn't work with Windows 7 or 8. The content watch daemon continually crashes and blocks all Internet access. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kurt A. Schosek
1.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't uninstall, wouldn't allow *any* access to the internet
I bought my copy of NetNanny directly from NetNanny. The version I bought was 7.0, since I am running a compatible version of Windows, and that is the latest thing. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Richard Hedin
1.0 out of 5 stars Hate it because it was not uploadable into my system.
Their ad for the product stated it was the newest version so I assumed it would be uploadable to my my computer, but when I tried to install it, it came up with the message that it... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Berta J. Hollis
1.0 out of 5 stars useless software
I too wasted 16 hours of my life on this product.

It doens't work well on our Windows 7 boxes. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Todd
1.0 out of 5 stars useless software
this software goes from poor to worse over the past couple of years.
extremely difficult to customize
blocks my Facebook connections when it should not, and I can't even... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Loe
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing but trouble from the start
Purchased this hoping to have something to work on my new Mac since my previous filter (that I did like) didn't have a version that would work on it. Read more
Published on July 14, 2012 by A. Lall
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