The ULTIMATE porn blocker thread

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by username, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. username

    username New Member

    First, why should you be using porn blockers?


    Because it’s hard to quit porn when it’s just a click away.


    There will be times when willpower will fail you. Say for example, you were very tired or had poor sleep one day. What if you were having a bad day and you're thinking that watching porn might be a good idea?


    We know very little about willpower. But we now know that the prefrontal cortex of the brain is primarily responsible for willpower. (and does many other functions)


    So what damages your prefrontal cortex?


    1-Not getting enough sleep.


    2-Prolonged stress(weeks+)


    3-Masturbating to porn.(Most importantly )


    That’s why when you relapse once, it becomes easier to relapse again and it becomes much harder to control yourself. You have probably read this on YBOP that masturbating to porn decreases the grey matter in your prefrontal cortex. Grey matter represents the cell bodies in the brain. So literally porn kills your prefrontal cortex.


    What happens when your prefrontal cortex is fucked up? This gets us to an important function of the prefrontal cortex: Concentration, that's why you get the worst brain fog ever when you relapse.


    (Other diseases of the prefrontal cortex: Attention deficiency (ADHD) & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder(OCD). )


    When you start watching porn notice how your heart rate goes crazy! It will remain high for a few minutes but will eventually fall back to normal. I’m one of the people who believe that the heart is the center of emotion and not the brain. Maybe the brain is involved but the heart is the master of your emotions.


    What does that have to do with anything?


    That rush your heart gets when you watch porn, numbs your heart, it makes it insensitive to other emotions.


    A family member may die, and you won’t feel shit, you will try as hard as you can to cry, but you just can’t feel anymore, your heart is dead.


    Things that used to get you excited in the past, like hanging out with friends can’t get you excited now. At this point, only porn can.


    But not even “average porn” can get you excited now, the old porn doesn’t make your heart go as crazy as before, you have to watch novel and weird porn to get the same effect.


    We need to stay away from this drug as much as we can. If all what a porn blocker can do is to increase the number of clicks between you and watching porn, so why not give it a try?


    Porn filters are there to stop you when you are thinking you can’t take it anymore, it can stop you when you’re about to do something you’ll regret.


    DO NOT use porn filters as a crutch, they are just there to help you when you’re weak.


    If you depend on them too much, you will always end up finding a way around and watching porn.


    I highly recommend you find a friend or a family member to enter and hold your passwords.


    iOS (iPhone/iPad)


    1-Spin browser


    Blocks porn, mixed sites & proxies (High accuracy)//Forces safe search on Google, Youtube, Yahoo, etc..


    Appstore link: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/spin-safe-browser/id1069119528


    2- Delete web browsers other than Spin browser.


    3-Restrictions (in iOS settings)


    Filters all apps.//Can block custom domains.//Password Protected.


    Disadvantages: Inaccurate web filter.


    Step by step:


    iOS 12+: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGv7pSR


    iOS 11 and below: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGv5xDq


    Android


    1-Spin browser


    Blocks porn, mixed sites & proxies (High accuracy)//Forces safe search on Google, Youtube, Yahoo, etc..


    Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nationaledtech.spinbrowser&hl=en


    2-Manage Spin


    Blocks ALL browsers other than spin//Also disables in-app browsers.


    Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nationaledtech.managespin&hl=en


    *PS none of these apps allow you to block custom websites. If you need to block custom domains, then install Qustodio on your device.


    3-Applock


    To prevent bypassing Spin browser.


    Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.domobile.applock&hl=en


    Setting up Applock: https://www.flickr.com/photos/183874060@N08/albums/72157710597615073


    Additional Settings app replacements:


    You have now locked your phone’s settings and it’s annoying because for example, you can’t connect to new WiFi networks. This app will solve the problem:


    WiFi Connection Manager:


    Playstore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roamingsoft.manager


    Other useful apps:


    Quick settings:


    Playstore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.superandroid.quicksettings


    More apps to add… need suggestions.


    Windows


    1-Qustodio:


    Blocks porn&proxies//Forces safe Google, youtube, etc.


    https://www.qustodio.com/en/family/downloads/


    Why Qustodio isn’t enough?


    As some “tricky” sites allow you to access porn, and not all of them are blocked by Qustodio.


    2-Forticlient 6.0.2


    Why FortiClient?


    FortiClient has one of the LARGEST website categorization database. You will never find a porn site or a proxy site that’s not blocked by FortiClient. So why not use FortiClient alone?


    That’s because the latest version of FortiClient enforces “strict youtube filtering” which is different from “moderate youtube filtering” that Qustodio and other filters use. Why is that a problem? Because strict filtering sucks, it blocks random “safe” youtube videos. (Note that moderate filtering also blocks random videos but at a much lower rate)


    So we are going to use an older version of Forticlient: 6.0.2. It has the same web filtering features of the latest version of FortiClient except that it doesn’t filter search engines or youtube. (That’s Qustodio’s job).


    Download:


    For Windows 32-bit:


    https://www.mediafire.com/file/q6ifsya11hgf9yp/FortiClientSetup_6.0.2.0128.zip/file


    For Windows 64-bit:


    https://www.mediafire.com/file/q41ptjn4kzffpvj/FortiClientSetup_6.0.2.0128_x64.zip/file


    Setting up FortiClient (IMPORTANT):


    https://www.flickr.com/photos/183874060@N08/albums/72157710598034653


    Filterlock(optional)


    Disables system restore.


    Disables Fresh start in Windows Defender.


    Disables Windows 10 reset.


    http://www.mediafire.com/file/wm4q0zgbe3xln3k/filterlock.exe/file


    Disable Safe mode:


    We will have to edit the registry.


    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/disable-f8-key-to-block-access-to-safe-mode-during-windows-startup/2/


    Just scroll down till you get to this part:


    “Editing The Windows Vista, 7 And 8 Registry”, ignore the rest


    Edit the registry but instead of renaming “Minimal” and “Network, delete them.


    Router


    Step by step screenshot tutorial: https://www.flickr.com/photos/183874060@N08/albums/72157710640348857/with/48655167306/


    Stage One:


    Login to your router by visiting 192.168.1.1 in your web browser.


    Username: admin


    Password: admin


    If incorrect look at the back of your router or google your router’s model.


    In the router’s page, look for:


    Primary DNS server


    Secondary DNS server


    (Routers are different, so DNS options could be anywhere, keep looking)


    Change the primary DNS server to 185.228.168.168


    and change the secondary to 185.228.169.168


    Then save.
    (PS You could use whatever DNS you like. The DNS above is Cleanbrowsing family DNS. I prefer it because it forces safe search on Google and other search engines, also youtube. You can report sites that should be blocked to this email: support@cleanbrowsing.org , and they will be blocked within 24 hours.)

    Stage two:


    Now all devices connected to your router will have filtered internet. But anyone could bypass the filter by changing the DNS on his device. To solve this problem we will create some simple rules on our router to block other DNS servers.


    Go to IP filter and add those rules: (you can modify them according to your preferred DNS server)


    Rule1:https://www.flickr.com/photos/183874060@N08/48654810538/in/album-72157710640348857/


    Rule2:https://www.flickr.com/photos/183874060@N08/48655167306/in/album-72157710640348857/


    N.B If your router doesn’t support blocking IP ranges, It won’t work.





    Stage three:


    Put a few drops of Superglue on the router’s RESET button while it’s still on. (to avoid gluing the fan!)


    Change the router login password. (A family member should do this or a friend using Teamviewer for example).


    OSX (soon)
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2019
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  2. username

    username New Member

    nope. It took me days to take all those screenshots.
    and I have tested these programs by myself
    In fact, I have tested a lot more. But those are the ones which worked best.
    + I haven't posted it on any other site.
    Thanks for your appreciation.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
  3. Doper

    Doper Member

    Good job, Username. I see you've been a member for a few years. While I feel blockers are mandatory (if you're goal is perfection) and I appreciate your effort, many would rather white knuckle it for whatever reason. I'm using Cleanbrowsing (another DNS filter), and I manually block anything it misses (not much) and then made and use a guest account in windows and hide the admin password. That's the idea anyway. because I always have the admin password handy, so I COULD access porn if I want. But I just find having that extra bit of effort is all it takes to stop me....

    In my opinion there is a next level blocker, and that is Naltrexone. Which I've only been taking for a couple weeks, but it has completely knocked out my cravings, so far. And I'm only now taking about a quarter of the dose I was prescribed, because it makes me feel completely wacked at full dose (but even better blockade), not a good feeling at all. But only a small minority of people seem to have this problem, just luck of the draw. I was waiting to write about this after I've had more experience with it, but since we're talking about blockers, so far naltrexone sure has blocked the hell out of my cravings (of any dopamine driven compulsive behavior).
     
  4. Gil79

    Gil79 Seize the day

    My apologies. It just seemed a bit fishy with your username and then some links to click on. I deleted my post. :)
     
  5. username

    username New Member

    Thanks man! I have been on the forum since 2013, this is just another account.
    Cleanbrowsing DNS is mentioned above in the router tutorial, I just have just edited the post to clarify it's Cleanbrowsing's DNS. btw, you could report those sites to their email: support@cleanbrowsing.org and they will update their website categories. I also use my router to block some sites that allow porn but can't be blocked by Cleanbrowsing DNS.

    Using the guest account is a good way that I used to use in the past. But now since I force cleanbrowsing DNS from the router and use forticlient (which can't be uninstalled by any means without a password) ,I can use the admin account. However, the guest/standard account is much safer than the administrator account.

    I'm glad to hear that Naltrexone is killing your cravings, however, I'm not a big fan of using drugs(especially those which can pass the blood-brain barrier) for a long period of time. I've had a really bad experience with that a few years ago when my doctor prescribed me a combination of an antidepressant, an antipsychotic and a mood stabilizer. At that time I've had a really bad depression, doing my usual daily activities felt like a huge burden, and I think porn was a big contributor to that. Anyway, the drugs seemed to help at first, my depression was a lot better, but they fucked up my memory and concentration which I needed very much in my studies.
    It didn't end here. When I decided to stop taking those drugs, I had those rage mode attacks where I would get really angry for no reason at all and I would start to break stuff and say things I never thought I would say. Those "withdrawals " didn't go away after a few days, they lasted for 2 years or something. The problem is I don't know if I'm normal again or not. I dunno if I recovered 100% from those drugs as I remember my mind to be much sharper before taking this garbage.
    You started to take Naltrexone a few weeks ago, now you're experiencing the short term effects of the drug. Taking it for a year or more is another story. Stopping after depending on it for a long time is something else. I know Naltrexone is not from the same class as antipsychotics or antidepressants, but I don't take any drug except if I really really need it. The pharmaceutical industry doesn't differ much from the porn industry, they both care only about money, and I hate both. I hope you do some research in that matter, for example, you can read about other people's experiences who took naltrexone, that's a lot better than experiencing it first hand.
    and thanks again for your reply, Doper!
     
  6. username

    username New Member

    No problem, Gil ;)
     
  7. Doper

    Doper Member

    I don't take medication lightly. I would never take antidepressants and I'm sorry you've had these longer term side effects. Naltrexone does not cause withdrawals when you stop taking it and is generally known to be a very safe drug. It has been available as a generic for a long time, there isn't any money in it or I think they would be pushing it as it is a lifesaver for people who want to stop drinking. It simply makes you not want to drink. It's incredible. That is what I got it prescribed for, and it sure as hell works, but it also seems to stop many compulsive behaviors, and I figured it might make me want porn less too. And it was the same thing as drinking, you just think "I can take it or leave it". Now, unfortunately on a full dose I could hardly function and was getting intermittent anxiety attacks (which I never get) and this lasted for 2+ days from 1 dose. They tell you to take it every day, but I've found a couple studies that show the effects (opioid receptor blockade) are still 75% after the third day and 30% after a week. Of course it's not surprising doctors don't have a clue how to prescribe something, seen it before. So not to scare anyone off because the drugs positive effects are incredible and lifesaving, it's just a small minority will have mental side effects (which may go away with continued use), but I'd just tell people to titrate up from a very small dose (like 12mg). Many (possible most) people don't feel anything at all when taking it other than when they drink for example, you don't get the dopamine rush euphoria feeling from it, so over time your brain rewires to a state where it doesn't expect a "reward" from drinking. Which is the cause of the addiction. The more often you drink while taking the drug, the faster you heal (funny but true)....but I also found that cravings are markedly lower right off the bat.
    This need to white knuckle it seems to be universal, as you will find so many alcoholics that instead of taking a medicine that is obviously a hell of a lot healthier than drinking and may almost immediately turn their life around, would rather continuously relapse and go to AA (which doesn't have a great track record), and consider themselves alcoholics for the rest of their lives.
     
  8. username

    username New Member

    Doper, I'm glad you didn't repeat my mistake and take medications blindly (even though it was prescribed by a physician). I hope you discover something great, because many of us are losing the battle with this damn addiction.
     
  9. tricking mind

    tricking mind Member

    I use both spin browser and manage spin plus accountability software on Android phone
     
  10. username

    username New Member

    Are you using the premium version of manage spin? because if not, you will be able to uninstall manage spin easily unless you're using applock.
     
  11. ultrafabber

    ultrafabber New Member

    I advise against using porn blockers. Maybe if you're in a very bad relapsing cycle and you need a week help to stop, but other than that, you just become dependent on blockers.
     
  12. username

    username New Member

    I mentioned in my post that you shouldn't use them as a crutch, they are there to help when you're under conditions making you more likely to relapse.
    I know people who can't make it past 7 days and porn blockers can decrease the frequency of their relapses. I know it won't make them addiction free but it helps.
    I have a friend who had the problem of relapsing every few days on his iphone. After he enabled the iphone restrictions, he went on a several months streak.
    Everyone is different, some people may need the extra few clicks porn blockers add between them and porn, and they will just become too lazy too watch porn.
    Other people have no problem with spending hours trying to bypass the porn blocker. This is the type who becomes dependant on porn blockers. They just keep increasing the number of porn blockers or trying new software every time they find a way around. I've put this into consideration, so I only included methods that can't be uninstalled or bypassed by the average or above-average user.
    As ultrafabber said, you shouldn't be dependant on porn blockers. you should look for the root cause of your addiction(ex boredom/empty life) and try to replace porn with healthy activites like sports and also trying to find a life purpose.
     
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  13. tricking mind

    tricking mind Member

    I use paid version of manage spin and also block every available browser on Google play by adding into app block features available on manage spin app.But most importantly the accountability software is more important because u know that each surfing details will go to Ur accountability partner.
     

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