iWebFilter is a powerful internet filter software
which allows you to restrict or block access to unwanted
web content from the computer on which iWebFilter
is installed. You can selectively block access to
unhealthy content to kids, or you can block access
to specific web sites by a predefined black list.
iWebFilter supports the following important features:
- Filter network traffic going to all kinds of internet
software such as web browser, email client, instant
- You can specify the time period when internet
access is allowed through a time table.
- The amount of internet traffic can be capped by
setting traffic limit
- Get instant notifications when attempt to access
restricted websites is detected.
- Detailed logs and reports are provided for internet
usage based on different users and different programs.
- A large built-in database to block inappropriate content automatically.
- Internet access can be restricted for user-specified
web addresses, internet ports and programs.
iWebFilter is ideal for parents who want to protect
their children from exposure to harmful web content.
It is also well designed and fully loaded with powerful
and customized features to be installed on the computers
inside professional environments such as libraries,
corporate offices, etc.
Using the Floating Tip
iWebFilter provides in-software floating help tips
to help you better understand the meaning of each
options and buttons without digging into the manual.
To get the floating tip, hover your mouse on a label,
button or option and a yellow tip will be automatically
displayed if available for that UI element.
Users and Groups
The users and groups settings allow you to configure
internet access capabilities based on user groups.
The user IDs used here are the same as the windows
login ID. You can group the window users into several
groups. By default, three groups have been created,
i.e., administrators, guests and users. All the
users within the same group will share the same internet
access settings as defined on this option page.
You can click the "New Group" button to
add a new group into the group list shown on the left
of the dialog. Select a group on the group list and
then click the "New User" button to add
a user into the selected group. You can select a group
from the group list or any users within the group
list and configure the group-specific settings on
the right half of the dialog.
Logs and Charts
The logs and charts dialog shows you information
about blocked/visited websites together with the internet
access statics from different users and programs.
You can export the information in the different tables
into CSV files (common-separated text file) to be
processed in external programs like Microsoft Excel.
The dialog contains four subpages. You can select
the filter drop-down list on the right bottom of the
dialog to view only selected subset of log entries.
- Warnings Log: It shows a log entry each
time a user attempts to access a blocked website.
It will log the web address blocked together with
the reason for blocking.
- Online Activity: It logs the incoming connections
and outgoing connections made by different programs.
- Program Activity: It logs the internet
access time duration of different programs.
- Charts and Diagrams: It shows the internet
access activity made by different programs in line
charts or pie charts.
You can use the internet timetable to define the
hours in each weekday when the users in each group
are able to access internet. The timetable shows a
color cell for each hour within all the seven weekdays.
You can toggle the color of each cell between green
(allow) and red (restrict) to allow or restrict internet
access for each hour.
Setting Traffic Limits
You can use the traffic limit settings to limit internet
access bandwidth. The traffic limit can be set for
The settings dialog allows you to set the following
- Administrator password.
You can set administrator password to prevent unauthorized
access to the iWebFilter settings. When you set
an administrator password, you will be prompted
for this password when you attempt to open the control
panel. You will be prompted to enter this password
when you attempt to disable filtering or uninstall
the software. If you have forgotten your password
and unable to recover it from the security question,
you will have to
- Email notification settings.
On this page, you can set up options so that iWebFilter
will automatically send you an email when someone
on your computer attempts to access a restricted
Here you can configure options to block websites
using the built-in database, trusted website list,
blocked website site list or web site patterns.
Here you can configure options to block newsgroups
using the built-in database, trusted newsgroup list,
blocked newsgroup list or newsgroup site patterns.
You can use the trusted program list and the blocked
program list to specify what applications are always
allowed to access internet and what are always forbidden.
You can allow or block internet access by defining
trusted port list and blocked port list.
How to Uninstall iWebFilter
To uninstall iWebFilter, go to Windows control panel
and open the "Add/Remove Programs" applet
("Programs and Components" applet on vista).
Find iWebFilter from the list of installed applications
and uninstall it from over there. If you have set
administrator password, you will be prompted for it
before the uninstallation will continue. If you have
forgotten your password and unable to recover it from
the security question, you will have to