HomeGuard Professional Edition
HomeGuard Professional Edition
HomeGuard Professional is an easy to use activity monitoring tool for tracking and controlling the use of computers in home and office networks. HomeGuard records web activity and automatically blocks all adult and inappropriate content in websites in addition to customizable website block and allow lists and filtering based on file types (e.g.: exe downloads or online flash games).
It also records detailed reports on usage of programs including active usage time, run time, bandwidth used, mouse clicks and keystrokes typed in each program with the option to block or time limit certain programs or games. Plus screen capture, periodically or based on specific activities, chat and email monitoring and filtering, printer and USB devices monitoring and blocking, Internet time restrictions, network connection monitoring and filtering, email notifications and more.
HomeGuard runs, by default, in stealth mode completely hidden and undetectable, however, it can be set to show warnings to users when anything is blocked. Either way it is uninstallable, unclosable and cannot be bypassed using proxy servers.
Porn filtering based on websites content not just names
Automatic content filtering of websites, chat messages and email for pornographic or inappropriate content or for a list of words defined by you. Internet content filtering cannot be circumvented by the use of proxy servers, all Internet traffic is filtered regardless of ports or destination, all while keeping the use of CPU and memory to a minimum through the use of advanced search and identification algorithms, thus adding very little to no overhead to computer and Internet speed.
Websites blocking by name or URL, blacklists and whitelists
Block access to websites in a predefined ‘block’ list. Or allow access only to websites on a ‘allow’ list, blocking all other websites. Recorded details include time spent on each website and which program was used to visit the website. As in content/porn filtering above, the use of proxy servers to defeat websites blocking won’t work.
Time and event based screenshots capture
Take screenshots at predefined intervals and times of day and days of week. By default HomeGuard will take screenshots every 10 minutes everyday but can be set to take screenshots as often as every 2 seconds. It can also take screenshots when a website is visited, a keyword is found, a chat message/instant message or Email is sent or received, a program is started, a file is printed or it can record screenshots of blocked events only.
Restrict programs/games usage times or completely block a program
Set the times at which each program can be used and for how long. Or completely block certain programs. This feature is designed with excessive/addictive gaming in mind. Blocked programs cannot be opened by renaming or moving the program, once a program is added to a blocking list its signature is computed and saved and it will be recognized no matter where it is on the hard disk or what its name is.
Quietly record all keystrokes typed including usernames, passwords, chat messages and emails along with the time of typing for each segment, program the keystrokes were typed in and window title at the time of typing. HomeGuard keylogger includes full support for languages using non Latin scripts (Unicode).
Web search monitoring and blocking
View words searched for in all search engines and block porn content in search results by enforcing Safesearch.
Restrict Internet and computer usage times
Set the time of day and/or days of week at which the computer and Internet can be used. Time restrictions cannot be manipulated by changing system time, by default HomeGuard blocks system time changing for all users and you can define a list of users to allow to change time.
Detailed program usage statistics
Record total running time of programs and actual time spent on each program, how many words and characters typed and how many times the mouse was clicked in each program, total bytes sent and received by each program and more.
Web files content type blocking
This feature is rather radical but can prove useful…Blocks Internet content by type, for example you can bock all online video and flash (e.g. PornTube and the like but also YouTube, Metacafe, Vimeo…etc) other web page elements will still show (unless they were of blocked types too) but all videos will be blank. Use the built in list of types (includes: exe downloads, scripts, videos..) or add a custom (MIME) type.
Network monitoring and blocking
Allows monitoring and blocking of individual Internet connections by port and IP addresses. Can be used to block certain Internet protocols (e.g. Peer to peer file sharing.) HomeGuard also attempts to detect protocol type of the connection and will show detailed statistics of the connection’s duration and bandwidth used.
USB storage media monitoring and blocking
Monitor and optionally block removable devices like USB thumb drives, external hard disks…etc useful for preventing sharing of pornographic files or protecting your computer against viruses and spyware transmitted on thumb drives.
File monitoring and blocking
Monitor and block deleting and moving of files.
Monitor printed files and/or block printing altogether.
User and time specific monitoring
Choose which users to monitor and at what times.
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