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FilterPak 7.7 Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

Our Verdict

Simple and affordable internet filter software but lacks advanced controls we expect.

For

  • Effectively blocks and filters obscure and foreign sites as well as blogs and forums.

Against

  • Lacks keyword customization. Sometimes requires repeated overrides to visit a site.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

FilterPak is a good program, even though it lacks quite a few features. This product is extremely easy to install, setup, and begin using. There is no customization of URLs and/or keywords features which most of the competitors have. Check out our reviews of other internet filter software for some more versatile alternatives.

The feature set is lacking compared to other products. There were no reporting functions and the family profiles were a bit weak as far as features.

This product was not as user friendly as some of the other products reviewed. It did have an immediate override function that allowed you to get past a blocked website, but it was implemented poorly. When we performed an override, there was a problem with the blocked message looping.

This product is extremely easy to install, setup, and begin using.

The underblocking and overblocking worked extremely well, as well as any product in the reviews, even on foreign websites. It did have an immediate override function that allowed you to get past a blocked website, but it was implemented poorly. When you perform an override, there was a problem with looping on the blocking message. It appears over and over again. To get through to the requested website can be frustrating with the annoying override button.

Despite falling short in some features that we've come to expect from this category of program, FilterPak is a good product. We're anxious to see the results of the anticipated update.