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#1 lolcats


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

I have a computer with Windows 7 Home Premium and Internet Explorer 9

I have a User account set up that I want to block access to various web pages.

In Internet Explorer I click on Tools>Internet Options>Security, select Restricted Sites and click on Sites.
I add www.youtube.com to my list of restricted sites.
After logging off and logging on again I'm still able to access YouTube.

I click on Tools>Internet Options>Content and click on Enable in the Content Advisor section.
I click on the Approved Sites tab and add www.youtube.com and select Never.
After quitting IE, logging out, logging back in, I can still access YouTube.

Am I in Westworld? What am I doing worng?

Thanks, any help is appreciated.

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#2 Agent24


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

Why not block the site via your router?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Worth a look, http://www.guidingtech.com/3274/block-certain-websites-internet-explorer/ .


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

I'm using a program called K9 Webfilter at home all the computers that my kids use. it's a free program and very good.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

Have you tried Parental Controls within Windows 7?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

You can add also by windows hosts file http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/block-websites-using-hosts-file/


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:31 AM

To block certain websites on your PC, here' s the trick (for Windows):

Step 1: Click the Start button and select Run. Now copy and paste the following text in that Run box:
Choose “Notepad” to open it.

Step 2: Go to the last line of the file, hit the enter key and type in the following format: xxxx.com
Eg: If you want to block facebook.com and myspace.com facebook.com myspace.com

Step 3: Save the modified file

That’s it. None of the above sites can be visited on your computer.
One per line if you want to add more web sites.

In this way you can only block website one by one, if you want to block websites in large scale, you can use a professional web filter which will help you easily block websites by keywords or URL.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

I want to thank everyone who offered help on this.
Editing the Hosts file worked for me.
What I was wondering was why the tools in Internet Explorer were not working the way I thought they should.
I also downloaded Qustodio and will tinker around with that.
Thanks again for all the help :)

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