SoftBlock Compatibility & Requirements

Compatibility & Requirements

The most recent release of SoftBlock (Version 1.1.0), is compatible with OS X Mavericks (from 10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12), and High Sierra (10.13). Current SoftBlock license holders are eligible to receive this update at no charge. If you are an active SoftBlock license holder running one of the above OS X versions and would like to update to the newest SoftBlock release, head over to the Software Downloads page.Note: Since SoftBlock is a kernel extension, we recommend uninstalling prior versions of the software before installing the new version. See here for instructions.
Additional instructions are needed for installing SoftBlock on High Sierra (10.13). Contact support@blackbagtech.com for assistance.

Operating System Specification Mac OS X
Compatibility Ver 1.1.0 Supports Mavericks (from 10.9.5), Yosemite (10.10.x), El Capitan (through 10.11.5), and Sierra (through 10.12.0)
Ver 1.0.7 Supports Lion (10.7.x), Mountain Lion (10.8.x), Mavericks (10.9.x), and Yosemite (10.10.x)
Ver 1.0.5 Supports Snow Leopard (10.6.x), Lion (10.7.x), and Mountain Lion (10.8.x)
Ver 1.0.4 Supports Leopard (10.5.X) and Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
Minimum Requirements 2GB RAM
25 MB Install space
Optimum Requirements No

 

Latest Release

The most recent release of SoftBlock (Version 1.1.0), is compatible with OS X Mavericks (from 10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12), and High Sierra (10.13). Current SoftBlock license holders are eligible to receive this update at no charge. If you are an active SoftBlock license holder running one of the above OS X versions and would like to update to the newest SoftBlock release, head over to the Software Downloads page.

Note: Since SoftBlock is a kernel extension, we recommend uninstalling prior versions of the software before installing the new version. See below for instructions.
Additional instructions are needed for installing SoftBlock on High Sierra (10.13). Contact support@blackbagtech.com for assistance.

Uninstalling SoftBlock Prior to Installing Update

Since SoftBlock is a kernel extension, we recommend uninstalling prior versions of the software before installing the new version.

Here’s the step-by-step process:

  1. Open SoftBlock.
  2. From the SoftBlock menu, select Uninstall All Software Components.
  3. At this point, the user is required to authenticate as an admin user.
  4. When prompted, restart the computer.
  5. Depending on system configuration, after restart, the user may be presented with a window that reads, “SoftBlock is not installed. Would you like to install SoftBlock?”
  6. If this window appears, select Quit.
  7. Open the Applications folder in Finder.
  8. Locate the old SoftBlock application and move to Trash.

Now the updated SoftBlock application can be installed from the supplied .dmg.

If the old application is not removed from the Applications folder, the user will be presented with the option to either replace the old version or keep both. It is necessary to replace the old version to ensure proper SoftBlock functionality.

Pricing

Thank you for your interest in SoftBlock. You can download our pricing guide by completing the form below. The software license for SoftBlock entitles license holders to all SoftBlock software updates at no additional cost.