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Level 7

Still Getting to https URLs


I just installed McAfee Family Protection this afternoon. I thought I had blocked access to all https addresses. I did this in two places:

1) on web site block list for all users, I added an entry. It reads literally as an entry in the Blocked Websites list:: "*https (all users)"

2) on Advanced Settings, under Website Blocking, I have checked "Filter secure (HTTPS/SSL) websites based on category".

However, you can still go to https sites. Even this community is https, and as I speak I am writing to "!input.jspa?container=2009&containerType=14"

This is the main reason I bought this software.Why isn't this working?

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Level 7

Re: Still Getting to https URLs

In fact, upon further investigation, it makes no difference what I specify in the way of blocked https sites.


specifying, and clicking the add button results in an entry "*https" in the block list.

In other words, it appears that it only allows only a single entry that blocks all https addresses perhaps??

Well, I could live with that, except that it isn't blocking ANY https addresses. I can still go to them with impunity. THIS IS THE ONLY REASON I BOUGHT THIS PARTICULAR SOFTWARE PACKAGE!

This can't possibly be correct. Again, please, any idea how to resolve this is appreciated. Thanks!

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Level 18

Re: Still Getting to https URLs

This is going to get confusing. You're running two identical threads in different areas. This one is redundant, so I'm closing it down. The other one is in Parental Controls but your question is about Family Protection features, so I'm moving it here to replace this thread.

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