The latest issue of PC World has 2 very good articles on Internet Security. The first article is located here. The second article, which is aimed at Vista is located here. The second article mentions OpenDNS for preventing your browser from going to “bad” sites. I’ve installed it successfully on 6 PC’s and it works great It’s easy to install or remove and works with both XP and Vista. This eliminates the need to install any software for filtering Web sites that kids should not visit, for example.
There’s several crucial steps. You will be sent an email containing a confirmation link which you must reply to, and you must click the Network tab on their setup page to add your network. This is quite easy since OpenDNS does most of the work. If you have a router, you can set this up following their router instructions to protect all of your PC’s but it doesn’t work for providers that assign dynamic IP addresses such as Cox. In this case, you must set it up on all PC’s individually. Once you set up one PC, go to another PC and log on to OpenDns at their site and this PC will already recognize the network. Just follow the steps for configuring the PC.
Don’t forget to visit the Setup page. From here you select your level of protection. If this is for a home network on a router, all users will have the same level. All settings are configured from the Dashboard.