This lets someone say, 'I need to finish that report, so I'll set up URL Blocker to block Facebook, Bookmaker and Movies.com for the next five hours,'
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2009
According to Salary.com's 2008 Wasting Time Survey, browsing websites not related to their work is the most common way employees waste time on the job - confessed to 15 percent more often in the survey than socializing with co-workers. This behavior costs U.S. companies billions of dollars every year in lost productivity. And for employees who want to get ahead, out-of-control web surfing costs them the chance to shine on the job. A new software program, downloadable free from ComputerHelp.com, helps those who want to stop visiting MySpace, shopping for bargains, playing online games or checking the stock market get their work done for any specific time period they set (http://www.ComputerHelp.com).
"At a popular online message board one day, I saw a member ask the site administrator to block them from the site because they were wasting too much time there," says Levi Loren, creator of URL Blocker, ComputerHelp.com's new self-control software program. "I realized how strong website addiction can be and decided to make something that helps people stay away and get things done."
The URL Blocker lets the user choose which site or sites to block according to a date or number of minutes or hours that they also choose. Once a block is activated, the user cannot de-activate it except by uninstalling the program. "This lets someone say, 'I need to finish that report, so I'll set up URL Blocker to block Facebook, Bookmaker and Movies.com for the next five hours,'" explains Loren.
The URL Blocker works for all Windows-based computers, and unlike other blocking software, takes effect automatically on both Internet Explorer and Firefox. The program includes password protection, preventing others from blocking web browsing without the user's knowledge or permission. No data is collected before users can download the program, and the URL Blocker shows no ads. "It's 100% free," Loren notes.
"We're looking forward to hearing a lot of success stories about how people were able to keep their New Year's resolution of not wasting time or procrastinating," says Loren. "Self-policing works much better than the company or boss preventing people from going to their favorite sites during work hours. With the URL Blocker employees can set aside the time to get their work done and then reward themselves by going to YouTube."
ComputerHelp.com, which created and is offering the free download of URL Blocker is also the publisher of a popular DVD with step-by-step instructions on how to build, upgrade, repair, and speed up your computer. The new self-control program aligns with ComputerHelp.com's mission of helping people get the most out of their computers.
To download a free copy of URL Blocker simply visit http://www.ComputerHelp.com.