How to Block the Porn Websites

By Jill Lee

Pornography websites often show up in unexpected places. If you do not use any type of Internet filtering, you may inadvertently click on a porn website while browsing the Web or conducting a seemingly innocent search. If you use a computer at work, have small children around or simply want to minimize your risk of accidentally running into porn sites on the Internet, consider using a program that blocks these types of sites.

Step 1

Download the free basic version or a paid deluxe version of OpenDNS to help keep your computer free of pornography sites. In addition to filtering Web content, OpenDNS allows users to set up whitelists and blacklists, useful for adding sites you do not want filtered and completely banning certain websites from being accessed. OpenDNS requires users to set up an account name and password to complete the download.

Step 2

Install Block Porn 4.1 from MpSoft, a free program to block adult content on the Web. Block Porn 4.1 automatically monitors major Web browsers and prevents them from accessing sites with pornography or violence. The program alerts the user when a site of this nature is blocked. Block Porn 4.1 is available as a free download from CNET.

Step 3

Purchase Net Nanny and install the program on your PC to block pornography sites and limit other types of Internet content. While Net Nanny is geared toward parents who want to protect their children from accessing questionable content, businesses and adult users can benefit from the software's many features as well. Net Nanny is available in basic and "Home Suite" versions. Users who wish to monitor and block certain Web content on their mobile phones can also purchase Net Nanny mobile.