List of Porn Blockers for Windows 2024 and User Guide

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Rosa Reyes
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Porn is all over the Internet. It’s easy for people including children to intentionally or accidentally view porn. Porn is bad for children and teens. Porn can be bad for adults as well. Whether you are a parent who’s looking for a way to protect your children from online porn or you want to prevent yourself from visiting porn sites, a porn blocker can help. This article provides a list of porn blockers for Windows. I hope it can help you find a good tool to prevent access to porn and other inappropriate content.

 

Top 5 Porn Blockers for Windows to Block Porn on Computer

#1 Cisdem AppCrypt

Cisdem AppCrypt is a website blocker and app lock rolled into one. When working as a porn blocker for Windows, it stands out for being easy to use and effective and can do the following things.

  • Let you manually add porn websites and pages to the block list
  • Let you add all popular porn sites to the block list with a single click
  • Block all URLs containing any user-specified word, like “adult”, “porn”, “xxx” and “nude”
  • Let you block all websites except the ones specified by you, offering a way to make all porn sites inaccessible
  • Protect the blocking with a password
  • Support Chrome, Edge, Opera, Firefox, and Brave
  • Let you lock any unsupported browser with a password

(AppCrypt is available for Mac as well. AppCrypt for Mac also supports Safari.)

How to block porn on Windows computer with AppCrypt

Below are the steps and helpful details on how to block porn sites and apps on Windows PC using this porn blocker.

1. Download and install AppCrypt.

Free Download Windows 11/10/8/7

2. When you open it for the first time, set a password. (It’s recommended to select the Launch at System Startup checkbox.)

If you want to prevent yourself from accessing porn, please ask someone else, like a family member, to set the password for you.

a dialog asking users to set a password

3. Click the AppCrypt icon on the taskbar. Alternatively, right-click this icon and choose Open Main Window.

clicking the AppCrypt icon on the taskbar bringing up the Open Main Window option

4. Enter the password to access the main window of this porn blocker.

a screen asking for password

5. In the main window, click the Web Block tab. Install the extension on the browser(s) of your choice.

clicking the Web Block tab for the first time bringing up the Install Cisdem Extensions dialog

After the installation, go to chrome://extensions/, find this extension, click Details, and then scroll down to turn on Allow in Incognito.

the Details button

6. Under the Web Block tab, do any or all of the following things.

the Web Block tab showing a URL field, an Add button and an Import menu, and that two porn sites are on the block list

  • In the URL field, enter the porn site that you’d like to block. Click Add.
  • In the URL field, enter a word that you think is common in the URLs of adult websites. Click Add.
  • Click the Import dropdown menu and choose the Porn Sites category. This will automatically add all popular websites in this category to the block list.
  • Click the Import dropdown menu and choose TXT file to import your own list of inappropriate websites.

7. If some apps on your computer do or may have adult content, you can add them to the block list under the App Lock tab.

There are several ways to permanently or temporarily unblock an item on the block list, such as removing the item from the block list or quitting AppCrypt. But any of the ways requires the password. In addition, if one tries to unblock a porn site by turning off or uninstalling the extension, the very browser will immediately be locked with a password. The blocking is hard to bypass. Therefore, this tool is effective.

Pros:

  1. Easy to use for everyone
  2. Effective due to the password protection
  3. Help adults quit porn addiction
  4. Help protect minors from being exposed to inappropriate content including porn
  5. Provide other benefits like reducing distractions

Cons:

  1. None

 

#2 DNS Angle

Parents should pay attention to children’s online behaviors, especially those children who have their own computers. The Internet can be beneficial for children, but it can also expose them to inappropriate content, which can have a negative effect on their development.

DNS Angle is a porn blocker for Windows designed for family protection. There’s no need to add porn sites to block list manually because it automatically restricts access to inappropriate content on Internet, including pornography, malware, or phishing.

But it doesn’t support setting custom block list. If you think the automatic porn filter is not enough, you can look for other tools.

How to block porn contents on Windows with DNS Angle

This tool is easy and fast to set up. Below are steps:

1. Download and install DNS Angle on computer.

2. Open it. You’ll see the main window.

3. This porn blocker for Windows blocks porn by changing your default DNS server with other family-safe DNS server. To block porn, I recommend the second DNS: OpenDNS Family.

Click its button. Then most pornographic content will be immediately blocked on your computer.

dns anger

Pros:

  1. Automatically limit access to most popular porn websites
  2. Offer several different secure DNS servers for you to choose from
  3. Protect you or your child from phishing attacks

Cons:

  1. Cannot block specific porn websites
  2. Not customizable enough
  3. No password protection function

 

#3 Qustodio

Qustodio is a reliable parental control app to reduce the risks child faces online. It is designed around controlling children's online behavior including setting screen time, stopping gaming addition, and filtering inappropriate content etc. In addition, you can hide this tool from computer so that no one could find the porn blocker and change your settings.

With Qustodio, you are able to set screen time on your child’s device to prevent him from addicting to his screens first. Then, turn on the filter feature to block adult content on child’s device. If you found your child frequently access a harmful websites via his browsing history, or you want to stop watching porn for yourself, this porn blocker for Windows also supports to block certain apps and websites.

How to block access to porn on Windows with Qustodio

Below are steps to block porn sites on Windows via this porn blocker:

1. Go to Qustodio website and create a parent account.

2. Add your child so that you can set rules and monitor his online activities.

3. Then Qustodio will give you a link after you entering your child’s information. Head to your child’s device then open the link in a browser. Download the porn blocker on his computer following the instruction.

4. Go back to the Qustodio website when the installation is finished. Go to your child’s Web Browsing Rules tab. Disable Pornography category and other harmful categories. Then this blocker tool will restrict your child’s access to these website categories. You can also set to receive alert when he tries to access porn sites.

qustodio

Pros:

  1. Let you block porn on child’s computer by specific URLs or category
  2. Block porn apps on the Windows computer
  3. Let you view your child’s browsing history, screen time, location, etc.
  4. Let you pause the Internet with 1-click

Cons:

  1. Cost a lot more than other porn blocker for Windows on the market
  2. Its screen time, online activity and location monitoring reports are always inaccurate

 

#4 BlockSmart

BlockSmart is a simple and free porn blocker for Windows. What it different to other blockers is that when users try to visit the blocked websites, it will pop up a window that allows you to enter username and password to gain access to the URL. This can help you block porn and other inappropriate sites while kids are using computer. However not affect yourself.

Except for blocking specific porn sites, this tool can also select to block sites by adult category. Then most adult content including nudity, pornography, sexuality and suggestive images will be blocked.

How to block porn from Windows PC with BlockSmart

1. Download BlockSmart on your Windows.

2. Launch it. Set the username and password.

3. Type in the URL that you allow to access. Click Add to Allowed List.

Then all websites on the Internet will be blocked except those you approved. Every time you want to access certain websites, you need to sigh in this tool with username and password. Then add the URL to the Allowed list.

blocksmart

Pros:

  1. Effectively block access to porn and other harmful content on child’s computer
  2. It’s easy to use
  3. Require password to add sites to Allowed list

Cons:

  1. It doesn’t work on some popular browsers such as Chrome

 

#5 BlockerX

There are some porn-blocking extensions that can be added to different web browsers on Windows. You can find them on a browser’s web store. Let’s take Google Chrome as an example. BlockerX is a websites and keywords blocker extension for Chrome. It supports blocking most adult content on Chrome with 1 click. You can also add specific website or keyword to block.

If this extension is turned off or uninstalled, both the adult content and any user-specified content once blocked by this extension will become accessible. Luckily, the Accountability feature is there to prevent the extension from being turned off. But despite the Uninstall Protection feature, one can still easily uninstall BlockerX and visit whatever website one wants like an adult site.

How to block porn on Chrome on Windows computer with BlockerX

1. Go to Chrome Web Store.

2. Search for BlockerX. Click the first result you see, which should be Porn Blocker / Adult Blocker - BlockerX.

3. Click Add to Chrome and then Add extension.

4. Turn on Allow in Incognito to enable this extension in incognito browsing mode.

5. Go to the dashboard of BlockerX. Now you can start to block porn sites on Chrome.

  • Block all popular adult websites with 1 click: Turn on the Block Adult Content toggle on the upper left corner. Then over 2 million adult websites on the Internet will be blocked immediately.
  • Block porn sites by specifying the domain name: Go to Websites tab. Type in the URL of adult websites to the box then click Add. You can also block a specific porn webpage.
  • Block porn sites by specifying the keyword: Go to Keywords tab. Add words/phrases to the box then click Add. To prevent unintended blocking of several pages, you’d better adding phrases instead of word.

the dashboard of BlockerX

6. This step is optional but recommended. Turn on and set up the Accountability feature and Uninstall Protection feature.

Pros:

  1. It offers 2 blocking modes: Blocklist and Whitelist
  2. Block adult websites on Chrome with a single click
  3. The blocking can also work even in Incognito mode
  4. Easy to customize, letting you, for example, set a custom URL to which a blocked site will be redirected
  5. Also available as an mobile app

Cons:

  1. The free version only allows you to add up to 3 websites to the block list
  2. Many features are only available on Premium version
  3. The blocking only affects Chrome browser

 

Other Ways to Block Porn on Computer

Above I introduced how to block porn on computer using professional porn blocker tools. Most of them need to upgrade to pro version to achieve full features. If you don’t willing to pay for this, there are some other free ways on how to block porn sites on Windows 10 at a lower level.

Google Safe Search:

Google Chrome is one of the browsers we frequently use. It has a safe search function. Once turning on the safe mode, Google will automatically filter out pornographic and other explicit content from your search result. Here is how to enable Google Safe Search to block porn on Windows:

1. Go to Safe Search settings on your Google browser.

2. Select Filter or Blur from the 3 options.

google safe search

Note: Google Safe Search filter will not catch all adult content, and it only works on the search result. If users go to a porn website directly, the filter won’t block them.

Bing Safe Search:

Bing also has a safe search feature that filter out adult text, images and videos from your search results. But this filter is also not 100% accurate.

1. Go to Bing website on a web browser. You have to log in to the user’s Microsoft account first.

2. Tap the 3-line icon on the top right. Click SafeSearch.

3. Enable the Strict mode on the SafeSearch section.

being safe search

 

Using Windows Parental Control

As its name, Parental Control is a built-in app of Windows computer to help parents to ensure a safe and healthy online environment for child and manage his online behavior. It’s free to use and has some useful functions including web filtering and app restriction. Let’s learn on how to block porn on computer via Parental Control settings.

1. The first step is to create an account for your child or other family member. If he has already have an account, you can directly add his account in: Go to Windows Start > Settings > Account > Family and other people > Add a family member.

2. Sign in your account as administrator then you’ll find the Manage family settings online option. Click on it and begin to block porn websites and apps on your child’s account.

3. Go to Web browsing tab. Add the URL of porn sites to the block list.

4. Go to Apps, games & media tab. Enable Block inappropriate apps and games. Scroll down then add porn apps that you want to block to the block list.

windows parental control

Note: Make sure your child can only sign in his own account on computer. Otherwise the filtering will not working. In addition, Windows Parental Control only has effect on Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer web browser.

 

Conclusion

Above is the list of porn blockers for Windows, plus step-by-step guides on how to block porn on computer using them. Now you might have found the one that best suits your needs. As Internet access becomes easier for everyone including children, installing such a tool on can be necessary. But only a technical blocking solution may not be enough. It is also important to, for example, talk with children about safe and healthy online behaviors.

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Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.

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