User Guide – Social Media Blocker

User Guide - Social Media Blocker

Contents

About

XenArmor Social Media Blocker is the enterprise software to help you instantly block popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & many more.

It operates in complete stealth mode blocking the social websites across all browsers and applications on your computer. In addition to default social networks, you can also add and block custom Social Networks or Websites through advanced settings.

 

Supported Social Networks

By default XenArmor Social Media Blocker supports Blocking/Unblocking of following popular Social Networks,

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Google Plus
  4. WhatsApp
  5. Instagram
  6. YouTube
  7. Pinterest
  8. Linkedin
  9. Myspace
  10. Tumblr
  11. Badoo
  12. Stumbleupon

Note: Personal Edition supports first 5 social networks only. However Enterprise Edition supports all of the above social networks. In addition to this, it also allows you to add & block custom Social Networks/Websites.

Benefits

Here are the main benefits for you,

  • Instantly Block all popular Social Networks such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram & many more.
  • Anytime selectively Block or Unblock Social Network
  • Block or Unblock ALL the Social Networks with just a click of button
  • Automatically Blocks Social Network across all browsers and applications
  • Operates in Stealth mode – No plugins, No programs running in background
  • Advanced Settings to fine tune the Blocking/Unblocking operations
  • Advanced feature to add & block custom Social Networks or Websites
  • Right click menu to perform quick Block/Unblock/Remove operations
  • Colored display to quickly identify Blocked/Unblocked Social Networks
  • Visit Website feature to quickly verify blocked Social Network
  • Generate Social Network Status Report in HTML/CSV/XML/JSON file format
  • Login Password Protection to prevent others from accessing it
  • Very easy to use for anyone to quickly block Social Networks
  • Works on all Windows 32-bit & 64-bit starting from XP to Windows 10
  • Free Support Plan included to get quick help from our tech support team
  • Standard Installer for easier installation & un-installation

Requirements

XenArmor Social Media Blocker works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 10.

Here are the specific details,

  • Installation Size: 10 MB
  • RAM: 4 GB+ Recommended
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 2008/2012/2016, Windows 7/8/10.

Note: Mobile/pads/non-windows devices not supported

Installation

XenArmor Social Media Blocker comes with standard windows installer which allows seamless installation & un-installation.

Launch the setup file and follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation as shown below,

 

You can uninstall it from the Control Panel or click on Uninstaller from Installed location of Social Media Blocker

How to Use?

XenArmor Social Media Blocker is very easy to use & helps you to quickly Block all the popular Social Networks.

After installation, just launch it as Administrator and you will see the main screen displaying popular Social Networks along with their current status as shown in video below,

Now you can just use the buttons (Block, Unblock, Block All etc) below to Block or Unblock selected or all social networks.

For more details please refer to next section.

How to Block Social Networks

XenArmor Social Media Blocker helps you to easily perform Blocking operation in multiple ways as explained below,

  • Select the Social Network like Facebook from the list
  • Next you can click on “Block” button below to block it. Once done, you will see the message that it is blocked successfully.
  • You can also right click on it and select Block menu option to Block it.
  • Similarly to Unblock it, either click on “Unblock” button or right click & select Unblock menu option
  • You can also Block or Unblock all social networks by clicking on Block All or Unblock All buttons as shown below.

 

After blocking/unblocking successfully, you can close this application. There is no need to run it in the background. Note that you may have to close & reopen the Browsers/Applications (such as Chrome, Firefox, IE etc) for changes to take effect.

Also anytime you can click on Refresh button to update the status of all social networks.

If you get any error during Blocking or Unblocking, please close & run this application as Administrator.

Right Click Menu Options

Right click context menu help you to quickly & easily perform various operations such as Blocking/Unblocking/Removing Social Network from List as shown below,

For more details on each of these options see the next sections.

 

Right Click Menu – Block Now

In Right Click Menu, click on “Block Now” to block the selected social network

 

Right Click Menu – Unblock Now

In Right Click Menu, click on “Unblock Now” to unblock the selected social network

 

Right Click Menu – Visit Website

In Right Click Menu, click on “Visit Website” to launch & verify the website of blocked Social Network. This will help you to quickly reconfirm if the website is blocked or not.

 

Right Click Menu – Remove from List

In Right Click Menu, click on “Remove from List” to remove the selected Social Network from the list. This option helps you to keep only desired Social Networks in the List.

You can add it later using “Select Social Networks” panel in Settings.

 

Right Click Menu – Refresh List

In Right Click Menu, click on “Refresh List” to update the latest status of each Social Network. You can also click on “Refresh” button below the list.

Settings – Social Media Blocker

Advanced Settings help you to tweak & customise Social Network blocking operations as per your need.

Click on ‘Settings’ button at the bottom of the application and you will see the Settings screen as shown below,

Refer to below sections for more details on each of the sections in Settings screen.

 

Settings – Select Social Networks

First section in Settings help you to select Social Networks for blocking operations. Once selected they will be added to main screen there you can selectively block or unblock them.

Once you select or deselect Social Networks, click on SAVE button to apply the changes. Note that Personal Edition of Social Media Blocker helps you to select only 5 popular Social Networks.

Basically it helps you to have only desired Social Networks in the main screen of application.

 

Settings – Add Custom Social Network

This is one of the advanced feature of Social Media Blocker. It helps you to add and block your own Social Networks/Websites.

 

To add the custom Social Network follow the simple steps below,

  • In the “Add Social Network” panel, enter the new name & website list of your social network or website
  • Here is example of valid Website List (facebook.com,apps.facebook.com,mobile.facebook.com)
  • Once entered, click on “Add New” button to add it to the List.
  • You can repeat the same steps to add more Websites/Social Networks.
  • Also anytime you can Edit/Change it by double clicking (or right click->Edit option)
  • Then enter the new details and click on “Update” button.

When you Add New Social Network Website or Update existing Website, changes are automatically saved.  On closing, it will automatically show up in the main list of the application where you can Block or Unblock it.

Note that this feature is available only in Enterprise Edition.

 

Settings – Set Login Password

Last section in Settings help you to set Login Password so as to prevent others from accessing this application and changing your settings.

Simply set the login password here and click on SAVE button to apply the changes. Next time you launch this application, you will be asked to enter the Login Password.

Social Network Status Report

Once blocking operation is executed, you can generate detailed Social Network status report in HTML/CSV/XML/JSON file format. To generate report, simply click on Report button and then select the Type of Report from the ‘File Save Dialog’.

Here is the sample of HTML based report,

Advanced Feature – Stealth Mode Operation

This application completely operates in stealth mode.Once you Block the selected Social Networks you can simply close this application. There is no need to run it in the background. Also it does not install any plugins in browsers or other applications.

Once set, it will silently continue to Block your social networks across all applications on your computer.

Advanced Feature – Add Custom Social Networks/Website

In addition to default Social Networks, you can also add your own Custom Social Networks or Websites to block it.

You can easily add your own Social Networks or any Websites through the Settings as explained in the section Settings – Add Custom Social Network above

Note that this feature is available only in Enterprise Edition.

Special Feature – Login Password Protection

Login Password feature helps you to prevent others from accessing this application and changing your Social Network settings.

You can easily set the desired Login Password as explained in Settings – Set Login Password section above. Then next time any one launches this application, he/she will be asked to enter the Login Password as shown below.

This will help you prevent others using your computer from messing with your Social Network settings.

Contact XenArmor

Have any more queries or need any technical clarification? Just write to us at support@xenarmor.com and you will have response within 24 to 48 hours.

For more details visit home page of XenArmor Social Media Blocker