A computer maven was concerned about the claims of the Asifa organizers that insist, with the haskoma of our Gedolim, that only their filter is Kosher, and is worth the fees that go along with it. This is what he found.
The software known as Nativ, is one of the filters that the Ichud uses. The Nativ website's questions page makes the following claims.
Q: My kids have proven themselves highly proficient at the computer.
How do I know they won't bypass your software?
A: Nativ runs in the background at all times and works together with the operating system on a level way beneath the browser. Therefore, no program or browser can override Nativ.
There have been very few filters that have boasted this. In fact most will be very cautious to remind users that no software filter is fool proof. And those are free filters.
Nativ claims they have an unremovable filter and they charge money for it.
1. There are other filters that are free and far better than Nativ 2. It is pure geneivah to claim something like this.
In this article I will demonstrate how to remove Nativ.
What's most bothersome is the fact that you may now think- let me put on my techie hat as something complicated and technical is about to enter my brain. It is actually just a simple computer command needed. In technical terms its known as resetting WINSOCK.
The command is: netsh winsock reset.
After entering those 3 magic words Nativ is gone.
1. Bring up a command prompt:
In xp click Start then click on Run. In the box that comes up type in 'cmd' without the quotes and press enter In Windows 7/vista click the Windows/Start button and type 'command prompt' without the quotes and click on the command prompt. If user account control is on then right click on the command prompt that comes up and select Run As Administrator. But from what I unserstand nativ already did that for you, as it disables it when you first install it.
2 in the command prompt type in the following one command at a time:
Press enter and poof nativ is gone.
I would really hope that it were more complicated than that and they would make me write an article that's longer. But that didn't happen.