Internet Filtering

Winnefox offers Internet filtering using services provided its antivirus software, K7.  There is no additional cost for filtering.

Some general info about filtering public internet PCs using K7:

  • What is being blocked?
    There are about 64 categories of URLs that K7 blocks. By default, a filtered computer will block the following categories:

Anonymizer
Dating
Gambling
Hacking
Hate and Intolerance
Illegal/Questionable
Illegal Software
Malicious
Mature Content
Nudity
Phishing and Fraud
Pornography
SPAM sites
Tasteless
Violence

  • What control do we have over what gets blocked?
    Each library can specify which categories get blocked at their site. To change what categories are being blocked at your library, contact Pete Hodge at hodge@winnefox.org or 920-236-5273.

    K7 allows for a gread deal of flexibilty with filtering.  We can create as many types of filters as needed and assign indivitual PCs to them as needed.  Specific websites can be included or excluded.  For example, we could filter all social media sites, but allow access to Facebook.
  • Will this fulfill the filtering law?
    Because Winnefox does not accept federal funds for Internet access, there is no requirement that libraries filter public access PCs.
     
  • Can the library take the filter off to unblock sites for a user?
    No, this cannot be done at the local library.  Contact Pete Hodge to unblock.

Currently, the following Winnefox libraries filter some of their PCs:

Berlin
Brandon
Endeavor
Fond du Lac
Hancock
Markesan
Neenah
Oakfield
Oshkosh children's PCs
Redgranite
Ripon
Wild Rose

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