URL Category Filtering

category filtering software

Block Websites with One Click – URL Category Filtering

Control the Internet access of your employees or students with the comprehensive pre-defined URL category database. Covering more than 100 URL categories, administrators can easily block objectionable web sites through a diverse range of categories.

BrowseControl Web Filter's Category Filtering can be combined with the independent URL Allowed and Blocked lists, to provide a tighter Internet access policy across the enterprise. Ensure employee Internet usage is in accord with your business acceptance policies. From the central Console, administrators can instantly implement Internet restriction policies at the user or computer level. The laborious task of blocking millions of objectionable web sites is instantly facilitated by simply selecting categories to be blocked from a range of over 100 URL Category filters.

The CurrentWare Content Filtering Categories include:

1Abortion and pregnancySites that talk about: pregnancy, abortion, pregnancy terminationNoNo
2AdsSites that serve ads, or are an ads agency.DependsMaybe
3AdultSites that contain adult content, either graphically or in text.NoMaybe
4Adult datingSites that deal with adult dating (contains sexual content), or pickup and seduction.NoMaybe
5AlcoholSites that deal with Alcohol, this includes wine, winemaking and beer.NoNo
6AstrologySites that deal with Astrology and various cold reading methods.YesNo
7Blogs and ForumsSites that are forums and/or blogs, mostly user generated content and reviews, if the content of the site is not safe, it will be in another category.YesNo
8Books or comicsSites that are about books or comics.YesNo
9Business and servicesSites belonging to a business or a service provider that doesn't fall under any of the other categories.YesNo
10CDNCDN Sites, they serve content of others.DependsMaybe
11ChatsSites that has online chats, or have chat applications.DependsNo
12ClassifiedsClassifieds sites, second hand sales/services.YesNo
13Clothing and fashionSites that are about clothing and fashion.YesNo
14Cooking and foodSites that are about cooking, food, and restaurants.YesNo
15DatingSites that are about dating and marriage/couple advice.NoNo
16DrugsSites that are about drugs.NoMaybe
17EducationSites that belong to: schools, kinder gardens, colleges and universities, or offer online education.YesNo
18Empty siteWhile scanning the site it didn’t return any result, which means site can’t be verified.NoMaybe
19EntertainmentSites about: Celebrity, gossip, movie reviews, entertainment (gossip, celebs), magazines, may contain streaming media, does not contain downloadable media.YesNo
20Error site can’t be accessedWhile scanning the site there was an error, which means site can’t be verified.NoMaybe
21DNS error site can’t be resolvedSite can’t be resolvedNoMaybe
22File hostingSites that allow users to host their files, files content isn’t verified (may contain nudity or warez).DependsMaybe
23Finance and real estateSites that are about: Financial information, Banking, Insurance, Banks, Real estate, Investing, Stock exchange, Forex, Credit, business plans and models.YesNo
24GamblingSites that have gambling games or gambling information (gambling addictions will be under health).NoMaybe
25Games and toysSites that are about Games or has Online games (some games can be violent like GTA), or toys related.DependsNo
26GeneralNo known category, but considered safeYesNo
27GovernmentSites that belong to the government or municipality.YesNo
28HackingSites that are about hacking and cracking.NoNo
29HateSites that are about hate toward genders or race.NoMaybe
30HobbiesSites that are about various type of hobbies.YesNo
31Home improvementSites about: home improvements, decorating and DIY sites.YesNo
32HumorSites with jokes or humor related content.YesNo
33Hunting and fishingSites that are about hunting and fishing.DependsNo
34Image and video hostingSites that give the ability go host images, videos and image/video search engine.MixedMaybe
35JobsSites that are about: job offers, job search, freelancing.YesNo
36Kids safeSites that are just for kids and are safe (sites added to this category is only after human review)YesNo
37LegalSites that belong to lawyers and law firms, and sites that give legal advice or tips.YesNo
38Life style and beautySites that talk about life style, beauty, dieting, personal care, personal grooming and fashion.DependsLight
39Link farmSites that has no value and contain various links that will generate the owner money, may contain pornography.DangerMaybe
40LocalSites about local information (city information, state information)YesNo
41MedicalSites that talk about medical and health information.YesNo
42MilitarySites with .mil or military relatedDependsNo
43Mixed adultSites that have mixed content, some safe and some not, this category can be treated for age 16+.NoYes
44MobileSites that are about mobile devices and does not fit in any other category.YesNo
45ModelsSites that contains images and information about: models, models agency.DependsLight
46MusicSites that are about music, lyrics, bands, musical instruments, may contain music download.YesNo
47News and magazinesNews, weather, magazines and newspaper sites.DependsNo
48General – not pornExact match could not be found, but it’s not porn.DependsMaybe
49Not safeNo category found for site, but site was found to be not safe, usually because it uses “shady” advertisement that has unsafe content.NoMaybe
50Online drugsSites that offer to sell drugs like Viagra, pain killers, narcotics, steroids.NoMaybe
51Online marketingSites that offer online marketing, email marketing services or web analytics.YesNo
52Online video or audioSites that has streaming audio and video, will not contain porn sites, but some content may still be inappropriate, for example youtube.comDependsMaybe
53Pets and aninalsSites that talk about pets and animalsYesNo
54PhishingSites that contain phishing and other content that is scam based.DangerMaybe
55PoliticsSites that are political opinion, politics, politics news, and protests.DependsNo
56PornSites that contain pornographic content.NoYes
57PortalsSites that are portals or magazines that may contain number of categories (some may be related to fashion or intimate apparel)DependsMaybe
58ProfanitySites that contain profanityDependsMaybe
59ProxySites that contain proxy information to bypass web filters and other sorts of surfing limitations.NoNo
60ReligionSites that about religion, spirituality and religion practices.YesNo
61SafeNo category found for site, but site was found to be safe.YesNo
62ScienceSites that are about science and mathematics.YesNo
63Search enginesSearch engines sites, search result may contain unsafe content, and software vendor needs to handle it.DependsMaybe
64SectsSites that are about sects and cults.NoMaybe
65Semi nude and pin upSite that are about intimate fashion and apparel but in context of the images rather then shopping for them, also celebrity gossip with high percent of underwear and swimwear, this category can be treated for age 16+.NoMaybe
66Sex education and sexualitySites that talk about sex educations and sexuality.DependsMaybe
67ShoppingShopping and online auctions sites.YesNo
68Social networksSites that offer social networks service, may contain unsafe content, and software vendor needs to handle it.DependsMaybe
69Spam or scamSites that has no value, or trying to con the user.DangerMaybe
70SportsSports site, contains also Martial arts sites.YesNo
71SuicideSites that talk about suicide, suicide prevention or suicide prevention.NoNo
72Technology and computersSites that about: technology, computers and not under the other categories.YesNo
73Site under construction or not availableSites that are under construction or returned an error response when checked.NoMaybe
74UnknownSite content is unknownDependsMaybe
75URL shortnerURL redirection or shortneres service sites.DependsYou need to verify target URL
76Vacation and travelSites that talk about: travel, vacations and holidays.YesNo
77VehiclesSites that talk about: cars, boats, planes, bikes.YesNo
78ViolenceSites that contain violent content or extreme profanity.NoYes
79Virus infectedSites that are infected with viruses.DangerMaybe
80WarezSites that contain: torrents, warez, software cracks, watch series and movie online without payment, warez sites may offer porn for download.DependsMaybe
81WeaponsSites that talk and/or sell: weapons, guns, knives, body armor, tactical gear, survival gear, etc, and army memorabilia.NoNo
82Web hostingSite belongs to web hosting companiesYesNo
83Web mailSites that offer web mail services.DependsContent isn’t checked
84ReferenceDictionary, maps, translation, general information sites.YesNo
85Community and societySites about: parenting, charity, community, motivational speakers, relationships, and personal coaches.YesNo
86SoftwareLegal software download sites.YesNo
87Philosophy and psychologySites about Philosophy and psychology.YesNo
88HistorySites about historical events and figures.YesNo
89Nonsense and time wasteSites that are directories to humor, memes, movies and pictures that are mostly time waste and viral jokes, some sites will have a secondary category of Semi nude or Mixed nude because of their content.MaybeMaybe
90Local IPLocal IPs can’t be classified.MaybeMaybe
91Swimsuits and underwearSites that sell or talk about swimsuits and underwear, these sites contain images of people wearing them.MaybeMaybe
92ArtsSites about: arts, paintings.YesNo
93Actors and modelsThis category appears only when filtering search results in case it is classifieds as an actor/model.MaybeMaybe
94Login pageThis page or site is part of a login or user management.MaybeMaybe
95Surveys and pollsWebsite that offer surveys and polls services.YesNo
96TobaccoSites that are about tobacco, smoking and cigarettes.NoMaybe
97ISPISP sites, also maybe combined hosting/ISP site.YesNo
98TrackerSites that are tracking user behavior (web analytics).YesNo
99Bypass protectionSites that are used to bypass parental controls software and components.NoMaybe
100Search blockUsed for search phrases only, this indicates the search should be blocked.MaybeMaybe
101Image blockUsed for search results only, the sites may host bad images, usually an image hosting site.MaybeMaybe
102Desktop themesSites that offer: Screensavers, desktop themes, e cards, greeting cards.YesNo
103Depress domainSites that are about obituaries.MaybeNo
104Depress pageWill only appear at page level classification, it indicates bad news (crime, disaster, violence).MaybeNo
105Parenting and familySites that talk about parenting, may have parts which relates to sex education.MaybeNo
106School cheatsSites that offer ready made works for students, or custom work.MaybeNo
107Celebrity gossipSites that are about celebrity gossip, if contains nudity, it will come with an additional category that indicates it.MaybeMaybe
108How toSites that are user generated content with “How to” guides, if contains adult content, it will come with an additional category that indicates it.MaybeMaybe
109IllegalSites that offer illegal products like fake IDs, diplomas, etc (sites for drugs, warez, weapons are under their own category).NoMaybe
110RecreationSites that are about recreation topics which are not exactly sports and also spa and massage.YesNo
111BookmarksSites that are a repository of bookmarks, can be a social bookmarking service as well.YesNo
112Money spamSites that deal with making money online, this niche is highly abused and sites in this category should be treated as possible spam/scam.NoNo
113DirectoriesSites that directories, mostly of site index or articles and probably related to SEO, with little value to the visitor.MaybeMaybe
114Site_Graphic designSites that about sites/graphic creation and design, this may include services.YesNo
115WeatherSites that talk about the weatherYesNo
116KnowledgeSites that provide general knowledge, or online coursesYesNo
117KidsEntertainmentSites that are entertainment for kidsYesNo
118NatureSites that are about nature or the environment.YesNo
119DietSites that are about: diet, weight loss and weight gain.YesNo
120AnorexySites that are about: anorexy, bulemia, and eating disorders.NoNo
121SelfHelpSites that are about: self help, motivational speakers, meditation, relaxation.YesNo
122RelationshipsSites that talk about relationships and pickup but are not dating sites.NoNo
123ParanormalSites that talk about paranormal topics like: UFO, ghosts, conspiracy theory.NoNo
124Images CDNCDN that contains safe images, but are not user generated (this is a manually controlled directory)YesNo
125Images CDNUnknown CDN that contains images, but there's no way to tell which kind, only in the context of the web pageMaybeMaybe
126LGBTSites that have a theme regarding LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual), this can come as a primary category or as a descriptive category.MaybeMaybe
127Marketing or adsSites that ad agencies, and it's possible that the domain name also serves ads.YesNo
128MagazinesMagazines sites (could be online magazines or a site for offline magazines)YesNo
129ForumsForums site.YesNo
130User generated contentSites that contain user generated content which are not blogs or forums.YesNo
131Tele CommunicationsHome site of Tele Communications companies, which provide number of services such as: ISP, Cellular, Cable, Satellite, TV.YesNo
132Gender specificSites that have content aimed for a specific gender, for example, men's magazine, or women's portal.YesNo
133AnnoyancesSites that are annoying, mostly popups, this category is provided for PerPageSDK only.MaybeMaybe
134CrimeSites that are about crime (either covering it, or giving crime instructions)NoMaybe
135PersonSites that are about a specific person (not applies to music, sports, entertainment related people)YesNo
136GriefSites that are about grief and loss.NoNo
137RetirementSites that are about retirement, and retirements homes.YesNo
138Other drugsSites that are about drugs that are not part of the Drugs Online drugs category, these are drugs that are legal. (because legality is different between countries, the decision is based on the views of the classifier, if you need an exact list of the drugs, contact us)NoNo
139PharmacyOnline pharmacy sites.NoNo
140Songs downloadSites that offer songs/mp3 download (can be pirate site, if contains other pirated content it will marked as Warez instead)YesNo
141LookupSites that offer various lookup and reverse lookup of: emails, domains, phone numbersYesNo
142Moviesdownload Sites that offer movies/series download or online streaming (can be pirate site, if contains other pirated content it will marked as Warez instead)YesNo
143Consumer reviewsConsumer and products review sitesYesNo
144APIHosts that use an API for software/browser, which do not have visible data.YesNo
145Legal moviesSites that legally host/stream full length movies and series, this list is a manual list.YesNo
146Legal songsSites that legally host/stream music, this list is a manual list.YesNo
147BitcoinBitcoin and other crypto currenct related sitesYesNo
148Victimhelp Sites that offer help to victims (rape, crime, etc)MaybeNo
Sites that offer reward programs
Sites belong to photographers or about photography
151ToysSites that are about children toysYesNo
152Restaurant Sites that belong to restaurant or similar food establishmentsYesNo