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Does FilterNet store my browsing history?

FilterNet is removed by mistake. What shall I do now?

Why some of the torrent sites are blocked by FilterNet?

Why YouTube home page is blocked some time after log-in?

How to activate FilterNet for Chrome incognito mode?

How to interpret history of blocked webpages from daily report?

How to view the web-site blocked by FilterNet?

How to activate Monitoring mode?

How to hide FilterNet icon?

How to remove FilterNet from chrome browser?

How to remove FilterNet from chromebook?

Can I make someone else accountable for FilterNet settings?

Why chrome warn about data access while installing FilterNet?

Does FilterNet store my browsing history?
History of only blocked web pages is stored for 24 hours. However it is removed after sending daily logs through E-Mail. It helps to inform parents/guardians about browsing patterns on the registered computer

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FilterNet is removed by mistake. What shall I do now?
Not a problem. Just re-install FilterNet with the previous registered E-Mail ID and all your configuration settings will be available as is. Even the paid subscription will be continued as is.

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Why some of the torrent sites are blocked by FilterNet?
Some of the Torrent sites include porn in the search category or on the main page. Explicit content is made available through such sites. Hence FilterNet blocks these torrent sites.

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Why YouTube home page is blocked some time after log-in?
Your YouTube home page is blocked by FilterNet, if  videos related to explicit or adult content are watched in the past and still available in history. Clear such history by activating bypass mode.

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How to activate FilterNet for Chrome incognito mode?
1. In your chrome, navigate to chrome://extensions or Customize -> Settings -> Extensions
2. In the extension page, find FilterNet.
3. Select “Allow in incognito” check box.

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How to interpret history of blocked webpages from daily report?

Daily report sent by FilterNet contains actual adult web pages browsed on the registered computer. The date and time stamps in the report are user’s local date and time for easy reference.For example:

  1. The following report is of web pages browsed on 11th January 2016.
  2. Time is in hh-mm-ss format, where hours are in 0-24 form. So the first adult site is browsed in the morning at 10:17:57.

Sample Daily Report:
========================== SAMPLE Begins =================

History of blocked web sites/web pages on : 11 Jan 16

WARNING: Clicking on following links may show up offensive / adult content.
[10:17:57 AM] Adult Site : http://toppornsites.com/
[11:8:44 AM] Adult Site : http://www.pcworld.com/article/206107/most_dangerous_places_on_the_web.html

========================== SAMPLE Ends =================
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How to view the web-site blocked by FilterNet?
If FilterNet blocked a non-adult web-site by mistake or you wish to view this for some other reason, please follow the steps.
1. Parental Access button is shown on the blocked page when FilterNet blocks the web-site or web-page.
2. Click on the button, it will open the password box
3. After entering password, click on the Submit button
4. FilterNet will display bypass time options. Choose any one and click on the Activate bypass mode button
5. The web-site will be displayed in chrome for the specified time

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How to activate Monitoring mode?
It is a special feature of FilterNet. If you would like to check porn addiction or its extent in your family, activate Monitoring mode. In this mode, FilterNet logs history of all the adult websites or web-pages, browsed on your computer without blocking them. This history is sent through daily report on the registered E-mail ID. Also this history is removed after sending the daily report. To avoid any privacy breach, Monitoring mode is provided only to the paid subscribers.

Monitoring mode can be activated via the user settings page after password authentication. Left click on the floral icon icon_karpa1_128in the browser toolbar to access the user settings page.

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How to hide FilterNet icon?
1. Right click on the floral icon
2. Select “Hide in Chrome menu”
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How to remove FilterNet from chrome browser?
You can remove FilterNet from chrome browser through the following methods.

Method 1:
FilterNet appears as a button with floral icon icon_karpa1_128in the browser toolbar. You can right-click on the icon and select Remove from Chrome.

Method 2:
1. In your chrome, navigate to chrome://extensions or Customize -> Settings -> Extensions
2. In the extension page, find iNetClean.
3. Click on trash icon to remove from chrome.

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After un-installation alert is sent to the registered E-mail ID only if watchdog (utility functions add-on ) is installed along with FilterNet main add-on.  This helps the registered user to know that the un-installation is by mistake or by child or any other user.
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How to remove FilterNet from chromebook?
You can remove FilterNet from chromebook through the following methods.

After un-installation alert is sent to the registered E-mail ID only if watchdog (utility functions add-on ) is installed along with FilterNet main add-on.  This helps the registered user to know that the un-installation is by mistake or by child or any other user.

Method 1:
FilterNet appears as a button with floral icon icon_karpa1_128in the browser toolbar. You can click with two fingers on the icon and select Remove from Chrome.

Method 2:
1. In your chrome, navigate to chrome://extensions or Customize -> Settings -> Extensions
2. In the extension page, find FilterNet.
3. Click on trash icon to remove from chrome.

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Can I make someone else accountable for FilterNet settings?
Yes it is possible. Person owning the E-mail ID provided during registration process is considered as an admin of FilterNet. Admin receive all the reports and alerts from FilterNet. Also only admin can change FilterNet settings using password authentication.

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Why chrome warn about data access while installing FilterNet?
When installing FilterNet, chrome warns that this extension can access your data, read and modify your browsing history, manage your apps, extensions and themes. These permissions are required to block pages when you are browsing. No information is stored on your computer or our servers and no personal information is obtained from this extension.

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