CyberPatrol 7.6 has a number of features to offer in its small window. Most of the features of the software can be accessed from the “Head Quarters" when you open this monitoring software.
By clicking on the “Manage User Profiles" button, you can create as many user profiles as you need, each with different filter, monitoring and time-management settings. If your CyberPatrol and Windows profile have the same name, your CyberPatrol profile can be selected automatically when you open the Windows profile of that name. If the names are different, you can select the Windows profile of your choice say for your child, by entering the appropriate information.
In the “Customize Filter Setting" you can create the various filter settings for each profile. This button features different setting categories.
Within the “Time Management" category, you can set the time intervals during which the filter settings will be active, the Internet will be blocked, or programs will be restricted.
Most of CyberPatrol's settings are created in the “Web" category. From here, you can select subcategories such as adult, chat, criminal activity, drugs, gambling, violence, etc. For each of these subcategories, you can select the strength of the filter meant for adult, teen, or child. You can select the pre-designed security strengths or customize your own. You can also enter keywords, which if found in a website, will be either blocked or allowed that website. Similarly, you can enter the complete names of the websites to be blocked or allowed.
Within the “Programs" category you can select the programs which should be blocked all the time or during particular time intervals set under “Time Management."
If you want to guard the chatting of your child choose “ChatGard" option. You can enter the keywords that should be blocked when your child uses chat or instant messaging programs. You can also select a particular chat program which should be filtered. The same facility is available for the newsgroups under the “Newsgroups" category.
From the “Monitoring" category, you can monitor the web activity for each user profile. It’s easy to view the summary of monitored activity by clicking on “View Activity Explorer." You can also see the websites visited during a particular day. For each profile, you can select either filter or monitoring or both options.
If you wish to set a new password for the override functions, you can select the “Instant Override" option.
Whatever the filter and the monitoring settings are that you have selected, you can always change them to “Factory Setting," i.e. the original settings for the program, at anytime. You can also copy the settings of one profile to another.
In the beginning, you may feel as if too many features have been crowded in too small a space. You may get confused and tired of trying to understand the meaning of each and every function of this program. Soon, you may give up trying to know more and leave it to another time before you understand all the features thoroughly. These features could be compared to those of CyberSitter 9.0 and other monitoring software suites.
Learn more about CyberPatrol 7.6's performance, and find out whether this program is for you by reading onto page 4.