Net Nanny 5.5
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- Remote Management - Net Nanny 5.5 will allow you to manage your family's Internet policy and from anywhere you have access to an Internet connection-even from work or on vacation!
- Enhanced Reporting - Review detailed interactive charts and graphs that provide information about where, how long and how often your family members are spending on certain web site
- Manage access to Instant Messaging applications and see the full text of all Instant Message conversations
- Windows User Integration - You can utilize your Windows user accounts for ease of use and management
- Advanced filtering technology - The new Net Nanny 5.5 integrates seamlessly with Safe Search options found in popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Dogpile, AltaVista, and Lycos.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
Perhaps a little too well. Net Nanny protects itself so deeply in the system that attempts to tamper with it in the registry or with third-party programs can cause serious damage to the operating system of the computer.
I had installed and run Spyware Doctor to block spyware from my system; Spyware Doctor mistakingly identified Net Nanny as a malicious program and blocked key aspects of it from operating as well as deleting several Net Nanny files. After a re-start, Windows would boot up but no longer connect to the internet; I could no longer move files, and certain programs failed to run at all. System Restore would no longer work, even in safe mode, and I couldn't re-install Net Nanny because it requires an internet connection to do so.
Thanks to this Catch-22, I had to install Windows on a fresh hard disk in order to utilize my old files. While this may seem to be more of a complaint for Spyware Doctor, it demonstrates that Net Nanny is protected so deeply in the system that if anything goes wrong with it, it can wreak serious havoc in the operating system.
Another complaint about this program is that it runs without regard to Windows profiles.Read more ›
1. A Parent wanting to protect your child from internet smut/garbage.
2. A Parent wanting to regulate your children's internet usage by setting time limits.
3. Like Me - An adult who's wanting to protect yourself from internet smut/garbage or simply regulate time online.
So, here's what NetNanny will do for #1-2:
- You can filter all web content based upon language, images, etc.
- You can block specific sites (like Youtube).
- You can regulate computer games from being run at certain hours.
- You CAN disallow IM or E-mail by simply disallowing the site/program during certain hours, (it seems some reviewers are confused on this), though this will NOT FILTER your e-mail account or those of your children if they're getting "buy viagra here" e-mails.
- You can have it e-mail you immediately if there is attempts to get around the software, and see the log of where the culprit was (on the web) when the attempt was made.
- You can set time limits to the web.
- You can shut off basically all the web except specific sites (though this takes a little know how and I haven't tried it).
On the whole, you can maintain a fair amount of control with your kids and NetNanny. I'm not sure if there are better products for sale that will do this all, but when I was shopping a year ago, NetNanny was definitely at the top of the game.
So, here's what NetNanny will do for #3:
I'm a pastor, and I want to protect myself from web-smut and other trash. I don't go out searching for it, but it's around enough and far too easily. My wife is jealous for my eyes, and I covet them for her.Read more ›
Anyway, I did a free trial of Net Nanny for two weeks and then thought about it for awhile before paying for a two-seat license. Honestly, the two weeks wasn't enough for me to really get a feel for the program, but being concerned about my children getting older and knowing what's instantly available on the Web, I went ahead and paid for Net Nanny.
Well, after a few days of usage, it became clear that Net Nanny is an insufferable piece of nagware. It seems like every site you visit, you get at least one popup message from Net Nanny. Soon, this gets really annoying (and time consuming). Also, I never really fully understood the paradigm of Net Nanny. I was forced to use two different passwords, one being my user password and the other my "override" password? It seems that the design of Net Nanny is kludgy and ill-conceived. Installing Net Nanny nearly renders the Internet unusable. It's behavior reminds me of Norton, McAfee, and other bloatware I can't stand.
On top of that, when I installed it on my Windows 7 desktop computer, it destroyed both my Firefox and Internet Explorer (IE) installations. Firefox can no longer browse ANY secure SSL websites. IE now gives me an error message every time I shut it down. When I emailed Content Watch, they didn't offer suggestions on how to fix it, they only blamed me for not shutting down my firewall before installation. If that's how they program over at Content Watch, I'd be wary of other claims about their software's performance.
The final kick in the shins is that they refused a refund even though I uninstalled it from both my computers literally days after purchasing. So, I now have about 358 days remaining on a software license I don't want.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Net Nanny does not close open internet connections. How is supposed to help you regulate time on the internet? It only blocks new connections. Not good enough. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kat Hooper
We installed this so that it would turn off the internet at night so that our son wouldn't be tempted to stay up and play games after bedtime. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Katherine
Does not work as described. Says you can control hours of internet usage, but does not turn off open connections! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert Hooper Jr.
I wish I could give it zero stars. Absolutely horrible product and horrible customer support. I installed this for a customer. Read morePublished 6 months ago by K. Lavallee
I purchased net nanny because we have a large family and i wanted the kids to be protected against pictures that might pop up. We also had a year of net nanny social. Read morePublished 8 months ago by chantal
I gave up on Net Nanny. It slowed my computer down and blocked sites like my work Facebook page with absolutely nothing inappropriate on it as well as retail shopping sites. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lisa Bennett
Very hard to use. Not sure how it got high ratings from PC magazines.
The concept of managing web sites by categories sounds fancy but doesn't work.
They overlap a lot. Read more
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 morePublished 20 months ago by Tina Pippin
I recently downloaded Net Nanny for Mac and was only after I had numerous teething problems that I found some reviews on Amazon complaining about the same issues however I can't... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tanya Adey