I now have Windows 10, Office 2013, and the Nativ filter. (This is why so many different standard things weren't working on my computer. I hadn't realized that Windows 7 is considered so outdated now. For me, it was still modern & new!)
Plus, we've returned all our household technology (the house phoneline, the Internet connection, and the underlying cables) back to Bezeq, rather than having them split between 3 different companies as they were before, which periodically caused us problems all these years.
It was switching all that over than knocked out our phoneline and Internet for 2 weeks.
I really love Nativ. (Netfree is another excellent option and was our first choice, but for our current needs, Nativ suits us better at this point.)
At the same time, I'm still getting used to using it and things get wonky at times.
As described in a previous post, hi-tech hates boundaries. It despises any kind of limitations. So the more you try to limit and curb its undesirable parts, the more difficult & aggravating it becomes to use. Even antivirus programs can make you problems at times.
(But better that inconvenience than suffering a virus or malware attack, right?)
So I might have weird blips here as I get used to using stuff with Nativ. (A really good thing about Nativ is that they go out of their way to accommodate your online needs, both your spiritual needs and your practical/professional needs, and they do so in a friendly & willing manner.)
But before I took on such a powerful filter, I mentally prepared myself that now, anything I do online, no matter how innocent, necessary, or spiritual (like reading Toras Avigdor) is now going to be at least somewhat less convenient & less uncertain than it was before.
And that's just the price you pay sometimes.
It's like no matter how inconvenient or uncertain or uncomfortable the situation becomes, you simply cannot transgress Shabbat unless it's a matter of life and death. You cannot eat treif. You cannot shake hands with the opposite gender.
(Note: I had a chassidish woman friend who, in reward for some work she did, needed to stand in line and shake hands with the USA Vice-President of that time (the 1970s, I believe), and avoided doing so via her own inner determination and outer charm, grace, and good humor. BTW, the Vice-President was totally fine with her respectful head-'n'-shoulders-curtsy in place of a handshake and he chuckled at her witty one-liner excuse for why she wasn't shaking his hand.)
And I'm not going to judge people who feel they aren't yet up to applying such powerful filters to their own Internet.
It took me a while to work up to it myself. And reading Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus's Nefesh Chaya helped enormously with making both the decision & the transition.
I'm really glad not to have to deal nearly as much with all sorts of undesirable images anymore (though no filter is perfect). For example, this wonderful Weebly website-host features a flash-image of a young woman with a particularly inappropriate tattoo every time you log out. You can't avoid it! And I personally did not like seeing this.
Just as bad, I always needed to remember not to log out when my husband or children were around, so they wouldn't see it too. (And this is when I had a filter, albeit one not as good as Nativ or Netfree.)
But with Nativ, it just logs out normally without any images. Yay!
Also I can't surf anymore, which ended up being a huge time-sinkhole, even if I wanted to look up something innocent, like a recipe or the answer to a question on Quora.
Also, it's really not so healthy to read what all sorts of people say when these people do not share your Torah values and perspectives.
So I'm feeling good about this, even as I dislike the transition-phase.
And that's how it goes.