Note: This site has been archived from naomifilter.org, and is here purely for archive purposes (and as a hommage to Naomi, as it's a great program).
Sadly, the original domain has gone, as has the radiance.m6.net hosting that the site and files previously lived at. I've tried to rebuild it as best I can so nothing was changed, but if I've missed any of the files, please do let me know.
NAOMI 3.0 (en)
Installing and uninstalling
Naomi 3.0 is an advanced internet filtering program, easy to use and totally free, intended for families and parents in particular.
Naomi 3.0 is able to constantly monitor all internet connections, protecting children from inappropriate online material (such as obscene or violent contents; pornography and erotism in the form of images or texts; sites that popularize drugs; gambling games; terrorism; hate propaganda; occultism; sects; blasphemy, etc.)
The filter does not rely on a mere list of banned sites; instead, it examines all data that are transmitted or received from the internet using applications like web browsers, chat programs, newsreaders, file sharing tools, and more.
The filtering technology employed in Naomi 3.0 features:
- Heuristic analysis capable of recognizing new sites automatically.
- Semantic analysis of web pages contents and analysis of their addresses and links.
- Recognizes the major languages.
- Recognizes ICRA labelling system.
- Monitoring is not limited to web sites, but covers the whole local internet traffic.
- Works with any software application, and does not alter their settings.
- Password-protected (the password is chosen by the user during the installation).
- User interface is extremely easy to use.
- Does not require configuration.
- Can be used on slow connections (it does not perform any download in background and does not need to contact sites, proxies, databases, etc.)
Installation of Naomi 3.0 only requires a few seconds. You just need to launch its installation (setup) file. Then, you will be promped to choose a password, to prevent unauthorized access to the program. This password is essential for accessing the program's interface, and also for deactivating or uninstalling it. You are advised to choose a password that is difficult to guess (e.g. you can use letters and numbers) and to remember it or keep it in a safe place.
The program is now ready and it immediately starts its monitoring activity. Whenever a potential access to inappropriate sites or material is detected, the application in use is terminated. If, for example, a pornographic website is accessed - on purpose or not -, the web browser is immediately closed, both to prevent further exploration and to avoid the user from seeing any partially downloaded material (e.g. photos, banners, etc.)
To access the user interface, you just need to click twice (left mouse button) on the flower-shaped icon near the Windows clock:
You will be asked to enter the password that you have chosen during the installation.
Once you have entered the exact password, you'll see the user interface. The following buttons are available:
- Hide: hides again the interface and keeps monitoring the internet connections.
- Stop: temporarily stops filtering; the buttons name changes to "Start". Pressing it again restarts filtering.
- Uninstall: stops filtering and uninstalls definitively the filter.
- Help: shows this manual.
- Web site: to visit the official web site from where you can download updates and new versions (you must be connected to the internet to use it).
In some cases, it is possible that the filter detects "false positives", that is, it could result in blocking of legitimate sites. This may happen in the following cases:
- Search engines: many porn sites use common keywords so they can get listed in the results of different searches and entice users to visit them.
- Spamming (unsolicited advertising) received via chat programs like icq or mirc, and on forums, newsgroup, etc. (often they are obscene messages inviting the user to visit a certain site or to join a chat room for adults).
- Advertisement of inappropriate material (for example, porn banners) on "regular" web sites.
If you find that a kids-safe site is erroneously blocked, or that an inappropriate site is not filtered, or if the program does not work for you, please contact me. Your report shall be taken into account for the next versions and updates of the filter.
Using a software filter allows parents to exert less vigilance or internet surfing, but no program can be considered a substitutive of the parent's action of education and control. Don't forget that, unless internet access is limited to a few selected sites, it is not possible to block the 100% of inappropriate contents: programs, in fact, do not "understand"; they just make choices based on criteria that can prove to be more or less valid according to the different cases.
I dedicate this program to a dear friend's baby girl; her name, naturally, is Naomi :-)
Naomi 3.0 is a free program; it is copyrighted and distributed as "freeware".
END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR THIS SOFTWARE
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