Windows Live Family Safety (FSS is a free product from Microsoft, for enabling parental controls in Windows and it comes with Windows Live Essentials Suite. Its features allows users to set guidelines and restrictions for children surfing on the internet and allows parents to monitor their children’s web activities. Now if you have installed all the programs while installing Windows Live, Family safety will be enabled and it might cause error while opening some sites as the default setting is basic mode.
If you do not want to remove Family safety, you can log into the online service and change the settings. But if you are the only user accessing the PC, these settings might be annoying. You can either disable Family safety or uninstall Family safety using the steps below.
1. Disable Family Safety– To disable family safety service and also to stop from start up items, Click Start=> Run and type services.msc and click enter. This opens up the services under in Windows. Here you can see and entry by name “Windows Live Family Safety” which is enabled by default and loads at start up.
Select Startup Type as Disabled and also Stop the service in case it is already running. Click OK and apply the settings. This will disable Family safety unless you manually start the service.
2. Uninstall Family Safety: – If you are the only person using the PC, then it might make sense uninstalling the application which comes bundled with Windows Live Suite. Open Programs and Features (Control Panel=> All Control Panel Items => Programs and Features) and click on the Windows Live essentials and select Uninstall.
Click Continue and in the next Window, select Family Safety and then continue.
This will uninstall Family Safety from your computer.