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[Tips]How to block Internet websites from my computer?

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There are always someone asking about how to blocking sites. Now the following are the most used ways.

Internet Explorer offers the ability for heighten security and privacy. You can block a site by following the directions below:

1. Load your Internet explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Click Internet Options

4. Click the Privacy tab

5. Under the Privacy window, Click Sites

6. Type in the site address that you want to Block and Click OK.

Note: this technique only blocks on one site at a time. Parental control software will allow you to block multiple sites and categories.

 

Another simple trick is using the hosts file, and it goes this way

1. Open MyComputer

2. Browse C: (or your Operating system drive)

3. Browse Windows –>System32–>drivers–>etc

So the Location will be C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

In the etc folder look for the file hosts

4. Open this file hosts with notepad.

5. At the bottom of the file, add the line as shown below:

    127.0.0.1 www.xxx.com
   127.0.0.1 www.xxx.com
   ...

7. Save the file.

Note: In this way add any number of sites you want, however you will need to prefix it with "127.0.0.1".

 

A better way is to use a web fliter software to block unwanted websites on your computer. You can add the websites you don't want to blacklist or just set keywords to block websites, games and programs. And it works in stealth mode, and won't show in the task manager. With password protection so that no one can change your settings without password.

 

Windows Vista Web filtering method:

1. Open Parental Controls by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, and then, under User Accounts, clicking Set up Parental Controls. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

2. Click the account that you want to set up the web filter for.

3. Under Parental Controls, click On.

4. Click Windows Vista Web Filter.

5. Click Block some websites or content.

6. Click Edit the Allow and block list.

7. In the Website address box, type the address for the website you want to allow or block, and then click Allow or Block.

 

Mac OS X Web filtering method:

There are also Mac OS X you parental control software from parental control software Or OpenDNS from http://www.opendns.com

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Great tips! Here is yet another way to go about it:

 

-Open your browser tools. Once you have opened Internet Explorer, click on the "Tools" tab and then on the "Internet Options" tab.

 

-Enable the Content Advisor. Once the "Internet Options" tab is opened, click on the word "Content" and then click "Enable" found under the title "Content Advisor."

 

Disable the website. From the "Content Advisor" click on the "Approved Sites" tab and enter the URL of the website you wish to block. Click the "Never" tab and submit the change by adding a password you will be able to remember easily.

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also, you can use 0.0.0.0 instead of the localhost

i use it to block msn advertising

0.0.0.0    rad.msn.com

this blocks the ads you see in the msn live messenger ;)

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i would prefer editing hosts file rather than firefox plugin, because firefox plugin only blocks in firefox. on using different browser the sites will open.

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Nice Tips....Thanks for sharing. But i think its better if we use an extension for chrome rather then messing the Hosts files (especially for new users) dont u think :)

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