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Block And Getting Rid Of Poker Sites


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#1 cougz04

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 01:41 PM

Hi everyone! I have a younger brother who shares the computer with my family of four. The problem is he keeps downloading tons of online poker sites and I cannont seem to ever get rid of them or block them. I have a suspicion that these sites are infecting the pc with spyware and who knows what else. Does anyone know of a way to get rid of these sites or permanently block them? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 02:37 PM

there are quite a few of them out there, blocking them all is almost impossible, but some of the nasty ones like golden palace casino, etc, can be blocked with via MVPS Hosts File. just download the hosts zip as instructed by the site, and install into the appropriate location, again as instructed by the site, checking every now and then for an updated list.

Now, as far as he is concerned, you can created a limited user account, not giving him/her administrator privileges, that way he/she cannot download anything, then creating a password on all user accounts with administator privileges. including that of safe mode...just start the computer in Safe Mode and log into the admin account, then create a password so that way it cannot be accessed by anyone but yourself.

As far as cleaning of junk, click on the link below my signature and follow through it, if any of those casino sites is adding junkware on your computer, it will aid you into removing of it, and check the ADD/REMOVE under control panel for software that you do not recognize related to the casinos.

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 03:10 PM

Thanks! Other than poker stars etc. I'm not sure what he is downloading or what they contain. However I have noticed that the more he downloads the slower the pc is. Fortunately he's not savy enough to figure out what's been blocked.

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 03:48 PM

poker stars is one that i use, all thats downloaded on that is the what you computer needs to talk to their servers, i had done some research on that one and found it to be clean, but others out there are filthy,,,,making him a limited user is always the best that way he can go to the net but cannot download anything with out administrator priviledges....

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:05 PM

Poker stars I don't have a problem with but places like golden palace, ultimate bet, full tilt etc. are the ones I can't seem to get rid of. Now the way our computer is set up there are four user outlets available to use. My concern with this is that he can just go to my outlet or the three other ones and download his stuff from there.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 11:40 AM

Not if the accounts are password protected.
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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:34 PM

The hosts file is "profile independent" - it'll (MVPS hosts file) block anyone who's using IE from contacting those sites.

For those that aren't in the hosts file - you can just add them using a text editor like Notepad. The instructions are at the top of the hosts file itself.
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