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How to block sites?


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#1 mashia

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

I'm gonna to get a computer with Windows 7 installed on it, what can be done to block myspace and such sites? I got the names of the sites, but I don't know how to block them, I'm sure you all know the common internet option to block sites doesn't work. So what a way that WORKS to block?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:38 PM

I'm going to make an assumption here. That your statement "I'm sure you all know the common internet option to block sites doesn't work". is referring to the use of a HOSTS file? If that is the case, could you please explain to me why it doesn't work for you?

If I have made an incorrect assumption could you please elaborate on what that "common Internet option" is please.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

If you are using a firewall, then you can also block a site in its setting.
http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/Understanding-Windows-Firewall-settings

You can use HOSTS file in Windows, Mac or Linux to block any site you want.
http://www.trishtech.com/internet/redirect_block_sites_using_hosts_file.php

Some antivirus programs like avast! free, also have a site block option in its settings.
http://www.avast.com/

There are browser specific add-ons like BlockSite for Firefox and Website Block for Chrome that can block sites in those browsers.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/blocksite/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/website-blocker-beta

Edited by Romeo29, 08 October 2012 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:10 AM

In Windows 7, you also have parental controls.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:38 AM

Thank you for all your replys.




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