Microsoft Family Safety

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Microsoft Family Safety
Microsoft Family Safety icon.png
Windows Live Family Safety.png
Family Safety homepage
Developer(s)Microsoft
Stable releaseWave 5 (v16.4.3503.728) / August 7, 2012 (2012-08-07)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeParental controls
Websitefamilysafety.microsoft.com
 
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Microsoft Family Safety
Microsoft Family Safety icon.png
Windows Live Family Safety.png
Family Safety homepage
Developer(s)Microsoft
Stable releaseWave 5 (v16.4.3503.728) / August 7, 2012 (2012-08-07)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeParental controls
Websitefamilysafety.microsoft.com
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Windows Live Family Safety Filter

Microsoft Family Safety (formerly Windows Live Family Safety), developed by Microsoft, is free parental monitoring and content-control software. It was RTM on Windows 8 and is downloadable via Windows Essentials to older versions of Windows.

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History[edit]

A preview of Windows Live OneCare Family Safety was first offered to 3000 beta testers in March 2006. After over a year and a half of testing, the final version was released on November 6, 2007. On 15 December 2008, Microsoft released an updated version 2009 of the software, and rebranded it as Windows Live Family Safety, removing it from the discontinued Windows Live OneCare family of products. Web Filtering and Activity Reporting were previously features in Windows Vista Parental Controls. They were removed from the Windows 7 release when they were moved to Windows Live. On September 30, 2010, Windows Live Family Safety 2011 (Wave 4) was released as part of Windows Live Essentials 2011.

On May 14, 2012, Microsoft announced that Windows Live Family Safety will be renamed to Microsoft Family Safety and will be built-in as part of its Windows 8 operating system.[1]

System requirements[edit]

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 with the Platform Update for Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008. It works on Internet Explorer 6 or later, Chrome 2 or later, Firefox 2.0 or later, Opera 10 or later, and Safari 3.0 or later.

An older version of Family Safety is available for Windows XP.

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