Importance of Internet Access Control for Windows® XP®
What is Internet Access Control? Why is it important for Windows XP?
Internet Access Control provides better control over Internet options. There are many websites available over the Internet that only intend to harm users. They spread malware over the network as advertisements and rogue protection software. Internet Access Control can prevent you from accessing those websites. This facility is also useful when the administrator does not need others to access Internet from his or her computer, or when parents want to prevent their children from browsing certain websites. The Operating System itself provides the option to control the access function through the 'User Accounts' option. Another option is to control website accessibility through web browser settings. There you can set a list of websites that you are allowed to access. Other ways for controlling Internet access includes setting passwords or using monitoring software.
Below are some points related with Internet Access Control on Windows XP:
- Importance of Internet Access Control
- Various Internet Access Control techniques
- Methods to control Internet access on Windows XP
Importance of Internet Access Control
Internet Access Control is relevant for websites on the Internet that are not valid. Access to some websites can cause damage to the system, because of the presence of malware and rogue applications. Sometimes Internet Access Control is useful in limiting Internet use. Another option is to avoid intruders from using the Internet through your home system. Some offices block community and gaming websites to prevent their employees from accessing them.
Various Internet Access Control techniques
The various techniques for Internet Access Control includes parental control software to block or allow the access to websites, remote control option for the Internet, firewall support like the Internet Access Scheduler, software support for monitoring Internet activities, and other software for monitoring and controlling Internet activities. You can also control accessibility through User Accounts option and by setting passwords.
On Windows XP, you can control Internet access by changing User Accounts settings and also Internet browser settings. To change User Accounts settings, click 'Start' and select 'Control Panel'. Then choose 'User Accounts' and select ‘Create a new account'. A window appears that allows the you to give a name to the new account. Click 'Next' and select the account type as 'Limited'. Then click on the ‘Create Account’ button. This will create a new user account with limited privileges. Likewise Windows XP provides a way to control Internet access through 'Internet Options' on the 'Control Panel'. There you can give a list of allowed websites only then can those websites be accessed.
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