McAfee Safe Eyes 2016

 
McAfee Safe Eyes
McAfee Safe Eyes
McAfee Safe Eyes

 
Product Overview
 

Category: Parental Control Software
 
Product Rank: #5 in Parental Controls For PC
 
Price: $49.95
 
Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7


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Monitoring & Recording
6.5


 
Filtering & Blocking
8.5


 
Reporting & Management
7.5


 
Help & Support
7.5


 
Value for Money
8.5


 
Total Score
7.7


 
Positives

Provides option to block online gaming sites.
Negatives

It does not support Windows 8 OS.


The Verdict:

McAfee Safe Eyes provides the parent with customized blocking and real-time tracking features that makes it easy to monitor the child's activity.

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Review:

Safe Eyes is the parental control software from McAfee that works well on various platforms. Unlike other software programs, Safe Eyes follows a different strategy to address the problem of unsafe sites. It categorizes the sites into 35 forms. Those forms that are marked to be unsafe can be easily blocked. The blocking can also be done based on keywords.

The parent has real-time access to the device operated by child anytime. Beside this, reports are also sent to the online account daily, weekly or monthly as preferred by the parent. Alerts and notifications are sent every time the child attempts to access or the browser program leaks any unwarranted content. Safe Eyes promotes open discussions between parents and children to create more awareness on the need to stay safe online. It encourages transparency about monitoring the children to make them more responsible and accountable.

The social media activities, online-TV streaming sites and Instant Messaging services are thoroughly monitored. The frequently visited sites, watched videos, listened music files are available on the reports logged by Safe Eyes for parents analysis. The report also consists of the idle and active time the child spent on the Internet.

The blocking facilities are very useful. The software enables the parent to set the safe search constraints on the Internet to prevent searches for dangerous content. Embedded videos on the web documents are all filtered before rendering. Social networking sites can be blocked in case if the parent finds in unsafe or unnecessary for the child. Filtering controls are also applicable in IM conversations. Online plays and games are blocked if the program has lewd content. The Internet access time can be limited by scheduling the usage time. Because SafeEyes refer server time, this is completely immune to any manipulation.

Safe Eyes is hassle free for installation and setup. One license allows you to install the software on three devices. The software is open for user configurations and customizations. Flexibility in operation and resetting is its advantage over its competitors. The reports can also be configured for a specific outlook.

They offer support through telephone and email. However, phone lines are not available 24/7. There are sufficient information and knowledge shared on the site through blogs and forums.

Summary:

The product is a good deal for the money you spend on it. It is impressive with features for blocking and filtering. It provides a separate control for blocking online gaming sites which is a rarity. But, the product is not compatible with Windows 8. With the compatible Operating Systems, the product does a really good.

Features & Specifications:
Filtering Features
  • Safe search on search engines
  • Block content by category
  • Clip by clip video filtering
  • Select allowed/banned lists
  • Online TV filter by rating
  • Block social networks
  • Filter IM conversations
  • Block gaming and online play
  • Limit Internet access
Monitoring And Reporting
  • Reports of real-time access
  • Alerts if blocked sites are accessed
  • Summaries of daily or weekly activities through E-mail
Support And Help
  • Customer Support
  • One license for three computers
  • 30 days money back guarantee
  • Phone support via toll-free number
Minimum System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit only)/Vista ( 32- & 64-bit)/Windows 7 ( 32- & 64-bit)
  • 10MB free Hard Disk Space
  • 1024×768 Screen Resolution
  • 128MB RAM
  • Active Internet Connection
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