I'm having trouble with Qustodio for Windows/Mac


If you experience any issues with Qustodio for Windows or Mac computers, please read the following basic troubleshooting tips.


- A common cause of issues with Qustodio is an interference with security suites (e.g., antivirus, anti-malware), system optimization softwares, or other parental controls. If you’re using such program, try to temporarily disable it prior to re-downloading and re-installing Qustodio.

- Reinstall Qustodio completely to make sure that you're using the latest version available. For this, follow these steps:

  • Restart the computer.
  • Log into the computer with an administrator account.
  • Make sure the device is connected to the Internet.
  • If there is any security software installed on the computer (e.g., antivirus, firewall), deactivate it.
  • Download a fresh version of Qustodio from here.
  • Follow the installation steps provided.
  • Restart the computer.

- Make sure that you're using the latest version of the web browser (e.g., Google Chrome) available.

- To prevent kids from circumventing Qustodio's protection, for example by changing the date and time on the device, we recommend to set Regular User Accounts, as opposed to Administrator Accounts, for the users you want to monitor and protect.

- Issues with time limits: Note that time for both web navigation and the entire device is counted from midnight to midnight, and not from the moment when you activate the time rules. The user has to log off the user session or turn off the computer for time to stop counting. A simple lock of the user session will not be considered by Qustodio.