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#1 rd2xpld

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:45 PM

Could someone please explain how I can go in my computer and make a site unreachable for instance MYSPACE. COM? I have already tried internet options and going to restricted sites it hasnt worked.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 10:16 PM

Use the Windows Hosts file to accomplish this.

In Windows XP, the hosts file is found here: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

Right click it and select Properties. Uncheck the "Read-Only" attribute (if checked). Click OK.

Double click the 'Hosts' file and select "Notepad" from the list of programs to open it with.

Once you have the hosts file open in Notepad, you will see an entry such as:

127.0.0.1 localhost

To block a certain web page from loading, add the following:

127.0.0.1 www.webpage.com

Your Hosts file will now look like this:

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 www.webpage.com

Add as many web addresses as you like in the same fashion.

Once you are finished, go up to 'File' and click 'Save'.

The web pages listed in your 'Hosts' file should be blocked from access. It may be necessary for you to reboot your computer for these changes to take effect.
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:42 PM

This is to restrict children's access from websites?

Try this program called iProtectYou (Found in Freeware replacements);

Allows parents to control which web sites can be visited, which programs can have Internet access, block e-mails, chat sessions and instant messages with inappropriate words, stop annoying ads, and/or restrict internet time to a predetermined schedule.


Worth a try?

Then again, try talk to your children about it instead of just halting it :thumbsup:

If you are trying to block those sites for work or business and not at home, then boopme's suggestion is probably better :flowers:




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