Safe Eyes
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Safe Eyes provides all of the protection needed against undesirable material on the Internet. Using SafeBrowse.com's content filtering technology allows you to ban access to certain types of websites. The integrated popup blocker automatically closes annoying ads that appear when you visit websites. New to 2005 you can now monitor all of the websites that a user visits, and share this information with a Friend. Best of all, Safe Eyes 2005 is the only Internet control software that will call you on the telephone when access to undesirable material is detected.
What's New
Version 3.4:
  • Added a one-time disable option that will allow mobile users to more easily connect to coffee shop and hotel networks by disabling Safe Eyes temporarily while the user authenticates on the network. This mode is ON by default and can be turned off by contacting Customer Support
  • Added an automatic disable option that will disable Safe Eyes temporarily anytime our filtering servers cannot be reached. This mode is OFF by default and can be turned on by using the "Disable Safe Eyes" menu item in Safe Eyes.
Version 3.4:
  • Added a one-time disable option that will allow mobile users to more easily connect to coffee shop and hotel networks by disabling Safe Eyes temporarily while the user authenticates on the network. This mode is ON by default and can be turned off by contacting Customer Support
  • Added an automatic disable option that will disable Safe Eyes temporarily anytime our filtering servers more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






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DmMu2012 reviewed on 20 Jun 2012
one of the worst pieces of software I have ever used. Where do I begin? It makes everything on the mac more difficult. Firstly, it takes control of your internet access. you can't connect to the internet unless you are logged into safe eyes. if for some reason your modem/router is not functioning and your internet connection is not working, safe eyes cannot contact its server to verify your login details, so it just freezes, and you can't shut down or restart your mac until you force safe eyes to quit. then of course it malfunctions very frequently, meaning that it blocks websites that do not contain bad content. sometimes it will simply block every site you try to access on a particular browser, so you either have to switch to a different one, reload the page, or clear the cache or even restart the computer. And it ALWAYS causes problems in itunes. it is always making loading itunes store pages slower, doesn't load properly, blocks pages that are perfectly fine and frequently causes the itunes store to not work at all. while i agree with the principle of a filter, this program has been more trouble than it's worth, made things a pain. i don't know what the pc version is like, but the mac version is awful and i will never install it again
[Version 3.4]


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jayson4774 reviewed on 07 Jan 2011
Safe Eyes is a fantastic program but terrible and glitchy for the Mac. It randomly will disable itself (allowing unrestricted web access for periods of time), the usage time controls work half the time are are incredibly easy to get around (just close the computer before the time it shuts off and open it after the time it shuts off), there is no way to customize presets (so either type in a bunch of words you'd like blocked and hope they work or use a preset and say goodbye to sites like Netflix, Hotmail, Google (sometimes), Facebook (sometimes)). Usage reports (to send real time reports when someone is trying to get around the program) are vague and unhelpful, offering you a list of "questionable" websites without detail. For example, an average report would say "Google.com, ads.com, yieldmanager.com" and that's it. Customer service is extremely friendly but also extremely unhelpful. Their response will always be to reinstall the program or that the program does not have those features. This has been the worst program I have ever purchased for the Mac and I regret having it.
[Version 3.4]


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Kenji Uokawa reviewed on 21 Jan 2010
I purchased Safe Eyes for my kids computer.
I set a limit for 4 hrs per day.
It was working for few days.
In less tan a week, my kids found way to play online all day long
with out stopped by Safe Eyes.

I checked Safe Eye's Record, it is showing....
Current Usage Information for mykidsname
Access time used today: 0 hours, 0 minutes
Time remaining for today: 4 hours, 0 minutes

I sent customer service about this issue via-e-mail two time
but they do not return any answer.

Sorry for my poor English.
[Version 3.4]


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Gaoshan commented on 17 Jun 2008
I'm interested in something like this but need to know how it works before I'll download it.
For example, I want to keep my kids away from christian and other religious web sites, churches, prosthelytizing web sites, creationist sites, that sort of stuff. Will this help me to block that sort of objectionable content? If so, I may give this a whirl.
[Version 3.2]

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piratemacfan replied on 22 Feb 2009
>>>For example, I want to keep my kids away from christian and other religious web sites, churches, prosthelytizing web sites, creationist sites, that sort of stuff. Will this help me to block that sort of objectionable content? If so, I may give this a whirl.
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hiproductions reviewed on 13 Apr 2008
This is AWFUL software for the MAC. If you have a Mac, DEMO THIS FIRST. Do not just use it for a few days and then pay these guys like I did. You'll be sorry.
First, it acts like AOL, taking over the Mac system in areas where it has no business, like, the program shuts off after a few minutes of what it calls "inactivity" thereby, disconnecting you from the internet, even if you are using broadband! It does this by hijacking your connection to begin with, you cannot connect without signing into Safe Eyes.
Secondly, it has a box to click that says "remember my name and password" you click it, it does not remember EVER. You have to sign in over and over and over everytime it disconnects you (just like AOL). Also, it will block ESPN fantasy football because the software interprets that as "online games" when it is actually statistics checking. As someone else posted, it blocks ebay, shutterfly, and many other useful sites. Yes you can go in and add an * next to the website for "allow" but that site will never operate properly after that. I still cannot view flash files on youtube consistently. The site just acts like it is loading forever and never plays. Any flash video sharing site is blocked entirely whether there is adult content or not. No problem, find the good sites, type them in to "allow" in the admin panel with an * and then??? Bamn! no workie! My whole system works far slower after having installed Safe Eyes. When I try to shut off my system, Safe Eyes blocks it and tells me I must "Quit Safe Eyes" which I do and then it just simply pops back on again all by itself...I click "quit" back on it comes! preventing a proper shutdown of my mac. Its annoying and more trouble than the money. I am going to investigate other systems and try to get the remaining amount of my money back.
[Version 3.0]


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miLckyWAY commented on 23 Dec 2007
The best Webfiltering ever is still: don't connect to the internet if you can't deal with it.
[Version 3.0]


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neonblue2 commented on 27 Aug 2007
This is a cinch to crack
[Version 2.2]


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jbrandx reviewed on 11 Jun 2007
Safe Eyes is hands down the worst software I have ever used on my mac. It is full of holes with constant problems. Always freezing up. I can only browze for about 20 Min before it starts blocking everything and I have to restart. There is a known problem with macs sleeping (I was told this by their tech support) and apparently no plans to fix it. In most cases after sleeping I have to restart in order for the program to work. It is constantly blocking sites that it shouldnt be blocking such as ebay or news sites (when I go to try and fix it the sites are catagorized correctly it is just blocking catagories that I havent told it to block). The tech support is always pleasent on the phone, and quick to respond by email. However, tech support has 2 major problems (their hours end at 5pm eastern time, I am in utah...) and the other problem is, that as nice as they are they still cant fix my problems- time after time. I would reccoment Content Protect for your mac. It is more expensive but well worth it.
[Version 2.2]


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D9 reviewed on 24 Jul 2006
I agree w/ the previous post. This is a product that shows great potential but is cheating its Mac users. One very important feature, the ability to regulate the amount of time allowed on the computer, is omitted from the Mac version. Also, program controls are limited. Plus, there seems to be an issue w/ remote administration via software like Apple Remote Desktop.

Bottom line, this software MAY some day be a great solution for parental control of computers, but right now, it's not there for Mac users.
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Oct 2005
Although this shows promise, and the PC version has some excellent reviews, the mac version is still buggy and still feels like a beta version. More work is needed before I'll be forking out any money for this.
[Version 1.3]


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Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Demo
Date:07 Jan 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Safe Eyes provides all of the protection needed against undesirable material on the Internet. Using SafeBrowse.com's content filtering technology allows you to ban access to certain types of websites. The integrated popup blocker automatically closes annoying ads that appear when you visit websites. New to 2005 you can now monitor all of the websites that a user visits, and share this information with a Friend. Best of all, Safe Eyes 2005 is the only Internet control software that will call you on the telephone when access to undesirable material is detected.


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