HomeGuard is an application that can be used by people who want to keep their computers a safe place for children. Nowadays, the Internet is filled with all sorts of harmful content for kids and they might click on certain links, unaware of their contents. This tool manages to prevent these events as it has a strong protection mode that can be configured by everyone who installs it.
Mainly, HomeGuard filters web content. There is a built-in list of keywords that are removed from web pages and return no search results when looked up on different search engines. This is great to keep children away from pornography, for example. However, websites are inaccessible even by directly typing their address. Filtering can also be done by content types with the aid of a comprehensive list, again.
HomeGuard is not just a prevention tool, but it can also be used as a surveillance one. The desktop can have a screenshot taken every ten minutes but this interval can be changed to as low as two seconds. Users can also allow the tool to take screenshots when new websites are accessed or programs are launched. Tools and programs can also be restricted from use and every setting is kept behind a master password.