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How to customize a category filter on your Linksys Shield

Customizing a category filter on Linksys Shield is easy.  Follow the instructions below to learn.
 
NOTE:  It is assumed that you already subscribed to Linksys Shield and has selected a specific filter (Child, Pre-Teen, Teen, or Adult) for a particular device on the network.  For instructions on how to do so, click here.
 
After you have selected a filter, select a category by tapping on the category name.  This will expand the subcategory list.
 
NOTE:  In the example below, the category News/Business/Tech has been selected.
 
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To block a subcategory, select a subcategory and tap on its green check mark, which then changes into a red circle with an x.
  1. To unblock a subcategory, tap on the red circle, which then changes into a green check mark.
  2. Notice that the category heading now has changed to an orange circle since one subcategory was blocked.
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NOTE:  You can also change ADVANCED CATEGORIES if needed, such as Untested Websites and Malicious Websites.  However, should you need to either unblock or block one of these categories, you can apply the same method as above.  By default, Untested Websites is Allowed for all filters and Malicious Websites is Blocked for all filters (recommended).

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Related Videos:

Getting to know the Linksys Shield powered by Trend Micro (VIDEO)
How to use the Block by Category feature in Linksys Shield (VIDEO)

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