List of Porn Blockers for Windows 2023 and User Guide

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Rosa Reyes
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Porn is all over the Internet. We often accidentally access some porn sites when surf on Internet and there will be some uncomfortable content in them. Maybe for most adult people, these pages will be ignored, but for young children, it may cause some bad effects. Whether you want to block porn on Windows for your child to protect his mental health, or prevent yourself from accidentally seeing inappropriate content on computer, a porn blocker can ensure your family a safe Internet environment. Here is list of porn blocker for Windows.

 

Top 5 Porn Blockers for Windows to Block Porn on Computer

#1 Cisdem AppCrypt

Cisdem AppCrypt is an easy-to-use porn blocker for Windows. It helps:

  • Control porn addiction for those who have an uncontrollable desire to view porn.
  • Prevent child from accidentally being exposed to pornography on the Internet.
  • Stop child from accessing porn sites/apps and other inappropriate content.
  • Build healthy screen time habits and create a safe online environment in your family.

You can block porn by typing in the URL of porn site to the block list. If you don’t want to type every porn site out manually, there is a more efficient way for you. This tool offers present porn sites list, you can choose it and block all popular porn site on the Internet with 1 click.

How to block porn on Windows computer with AppCrypt

Let’s look at how to block porn sites/apps on Windows using this porn blocker.

1. Download and install Cisdem AppCrypt.

Free Download Windows 11/10/8/7

2. Launch it and set a strong password. Click Submit.

set a password

3. Right-click the lock icon from Windows task bar. Select Open Main Window.

choose Open Main Window

4. Enter the password again to access this porn blocker. Click OK.

enter the password to access Cisdem AppCrypt

5. Go to the Web Block tab. A window will pop up and remind you to add Cisdem extensions. Click Install. Download and add the extension to your different browsers.

download and add extension

6. Go back to AppCrypt main window. Now you have 3 options for blocking porn websites:

  • Enter the URL of porn websites to the top box. Then click Add.
  • Enter certain keywords to the box, like adults, porn. Then this tool will block all the URLs that contain these keywords.
  • Click on Import. Choose Porn Sites to import present porn sites list to block.

add porn sites to block

7. If there are porn applications on the computer you want to block, go to the App Lock tab. Click the Plus icon then add the app’s exe file into this porn blocker tool. Or directly drag and drop the app’s shortcut icon into it.

block porn apps

Pros:

  1. User-friendly and easy to set up.
  2. Block access to porn sites or other inappropriate sites on Windows by categories.
  3. Also let you block known porn sites by entering specific URLs.
  4. Let you block URLs containing specific keyword, such as adult, porn.
  5. Let you password protect certain apps/games on your PC that may contain inappropriate contents.
  6. Password is required to enter/quit/uninstall this app.

Cons:

  1. None

 

#2 DNS Angle

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

DNS Angle is a porn blocker for Windows designed for family protection. No need to add porn sites to block list manually, 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. It automatically limits access to most popular porn websites.
  2. Offers 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. There is 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. Requires 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 the browser’s web store. Now take Google Chrome as an example. BlockerX is a websites and keywords blocker for Chrome. It supports blocking most adult content on Chrome with 1-click. You can also add specific website or keyword to block. To increase the protection, this tool added some advanced features in its Premium version, such as Custom URL, which lets you custom URL you want to be redirected to when a site is blocked. And if you enable the Auto Sync feature, it can sync the settings with your other devices.

How to block porn on Chrome on Windows computer with BlockerX

1. Go to Google chrome web store.

2. Search BlockerX. Click the first link from the result: BlockerX- Website & Keyword Blocker.

3. Tap Add to Chrome then Add extension.

4. Choose Allow in incognito from the new window.

5. Then go to Home 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 with 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 with keywords: 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.

blockerx

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. Provide the free/feature-limited version for users.

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

After following above guide, I believe you have known how to block porn on computer. Now our child is getting more into adult content on the Internet. Installing a reliable porn blocker for Windows on computer is necessary. But only a technical blocking solution is not enough. It is also important to talk with child about safe and healthy online behavior.

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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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