I need software (for Windows; preferably for Android too) that monitors and restricts internet usage. It would have to split websites in 3 categories:

  • Allowed. Unrestricted access, as often as wanted and whenever wanted.
  • Restricted. Access is permitted but only for a limited amount of time (e.g. 30 minutes each day) and I can grant them extra time remotely.
  • Disallowed. Access to these websites is permanently unavailable.

Moreover, there should be no easy way to disable the program as a non-admin to go around the blocking.

As easy as it sounds, I fail to find a suitable program. RescueTime is an example of an app that allows to categorize websites and track time accordingly. Several parental control apps allow restricting the total web time, but without the ability to make certain websites not count towards that total time limit. I'm essentially looking for something that mixes both. Any recommendations?

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    Related: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/q/10840/6834
    – Tymric
    Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 0:09
  • Do you mean Network Firewall ?!
    – Amin Saqi
    Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 8:41
  • @AminSaghi can you clarify what you mean? I see many software that makes a network firewall but none of them has a time credit system like I requested. Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 15:37
  • @user1111929 I understand. It sounds like parental control software. The closest thing I could find that has quota time is WebSense. K9 Web Protection may also have it but it's not clear in the features page. I have not tested them so I'm not posting a full answer
    – Tymric
    Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 15:57
  • Websense has quota time, but unfortunately no system to award extra time. Going physically to the computer and modify the remaining time every time I need to grant the user extra time, is not feasible, unfortunately. Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 22:59

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Try LeechBlock, is a Firefox addon that allows you to do:

  • Disallow some times forever or in a period of time

  • Allow some sites only in a certain amount of time per hour

And it has many options

  • But it can't be remote controlled Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 9:44

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