Tip of the week: How to eliminate gaming and Internet distractions while working

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Oh Internet! “What surge that sound might start…” Thanks to the Internet, we can access a plethora of useful information every day. It may be easy to forget how we coped without a PC or a smartphone only 10 years ago, when these items were not such a commodity. Apart from convenience, the Internet also brings dependence – we simply cannot live without it, and we tend to count on it perhaps too much.

Admit it: it is nearly impossible to start a typical workday without checking your social network updates first. It is also unbearably tempting to check email just about every 10 minutes. This might create a problem for those working from home offices where strong motivation to remain self-organized is crucial. The same applies to people who are working on a major document and need to concentrate, distraction-free or if you need to make yourself shut down your favorite PC game at night.

You may not believe it, but Kaspersky Internet Security has a special function that can help you in these situations… parental control!

Just enable this capability and apply your own personal settings for your profile:

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In the Internet section, limit the time allowed for Internet access during workdays:

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Or click on the Add Exception link to create a list of websites that tend to distract you the most.

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Enter the address of the website, then choose action and click Add.

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Now, with each attempt to access your favorite website while working, you will be shown this message from Kaspersky Internet Security:

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As for games, it is even easier – just follow the instructions we published earlier. The only difference would be applying it to your own profile and not to your child’s.