When a website URL is "allowed" by
AllowBlock it means that it will never be blocked, i.e. Internet
Explorer user will be able to see the contents of this website.
You may add websites to the
"Allowed list" by a domain name or a wildcard match.
AllowBlock supports wildcards when
filtering URLs. Suppose you want to add Yahoo! site for
kids in the allowed list. You may type in a full URL like http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/
(Yahoo's kids site) and the domain yahooligans.yahoo.com will
be added to the "Allowed list". Note that main site: yahoo.com
will still be blocked. If you want to add all content of Yahoo!
website to the allowed list you may use a wildcard match *.yahoo.com
If you are trying to add a URL of a
certain page then the full 3-d level domain name will be added. So
please make sure that entire site is safe to browse for kids before
adding a particular URL. After the website is added you would have to apply
new settings by clicking "Apply" button.
New settings will take effect
immediately in all opened Internet Explorer windows after Apply
button is clicked.
To add a website enter its domain
name, URL of a page or wildcard in the edit box and press
To add multiple websites or a keywords
to a blocked list you may use "Block Sites" button on the
toolbar. You may just type them one by one on separate lines and press Ok button to
add them to the list of blocked or allowed sites.
To remove a an entry from the list of
allowed websites please highlight it and press "Remove" button.
You may select multiple items by holding Control button on your
keyboard and using arrow keys.
What happens if a particular website matches both "Allowed"
and "Blocked" lists? AllowBlock is working on a restrictive
side - the access to this website will be blocked.
that, for example http://www.google.com and http://google.com
are two different internet addresses. To make sure that both of them
are allowed you have to add two entries in allowed list: google.com
and www.google.com If you also would like to to allow access
to sub domains, such as http://groups.google.com , http://maps.google.com
you would have to add google.com and *.google.com
website may redirect user at another internet address. A typical
example is Hotmail web based email service from Microsoft. When user
types in http://www.hotmail.com in the address bar of the
browser he is redirected to http://login.live.com Then the
user is further forwarded to http://????.????.mail.live.com where
? can be any letter. So in order to allow access to Hotmail
service both addresses hotmail.com and live.com have to
be added to the list of the allowed sites.
Additional wildcard samples are presented below.
1) adding *.gov.uk will allow all government websites for UK
2) adding *.google.* will allow all Google websites for
example www.google.com , www.google.ca , maps.google.de
3) adding *.*.edu will allow to display contents of all
educational domains in the US.
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