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How to block all social websites on my computer?


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#1 Sharonto

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:17 PM

My brothers are spending a lot of time on my computer surfing the social sites. I don't want to tell on them but I don't want to get in trouble for it either. This is really bad for him since he has no time to study. How can I block all  sites for free?



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:30 PM

Hello, and Welcome

 

Take a look at K9 Web Protection. It's free but you need to download and install on your computer and provide it a password.

 

http://www1.k9webprotection.com


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:33 PM

My brothers are spending a lot of time on my computer surfing the social sites. I don't want to tell on them but I don't want to get in trouble for it either. This is really bad for him since he has no time to study. How can I block all  sites for free?

Your firewall-router will have site blocking capabilities. Log in, change the admin password so only you know, and block the sites. Alternatively, there is free software, host file, web browser proxy config as in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524430/blocking-websites-guest/

If your brothers are tech savvy, they can get around the site blocks with proxies, or using Tor?
 

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:15 PM

This way will block all system users. I doubt he could figure out how to undo it, and without administrative rights he would not be able to. Can't be got around with proxies either...

 

I hope this helps.

 

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:45 AM


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:49 PM

In the long run, it's better to have a chat with your brother so that he stops doing this.

 

If you block his sites, he might want to circumvent your filters and try to hack your computer,

which could ultimately lead to malware on your machine.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:48 PM

As far as I am concerned, there is no perfect way to block sites on the internet with software. Computers might be awesome, however, they can't tell good sites from bad ones. Generally speaking, web filters always depend on blocking certain sites, or blocking websites by keywords. I use Aobo Website filter. It is so the best website blocker I have ever used.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:51 PM

The OP is trying to block social media here Balala...



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:14 AM

One of the easiest way to block any unwanted pages or websites is to use a web filter such as Aobo web filter. It is capable to block the unwanted websites by URL or keywords. I got to know about this tool from Click4Support. As, some time back, I was in search of some tool which can help me distracting from all social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, etc. As I used them a lot and I want to avoid them till my exams get over. Click4support's technicians suggested me this software when I put my query in front of them. This tool is really useful.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:21 AM

We know it's you Balala....

 

editing your original post to be not specifically about porn, and then rewriting the same theme to specifically mention social media is not really necessary.

 

edit: not that it's not great to share, I love hearing about different software and solutions. I think I speak for all of us in that.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:55 AM

In the long run, it's better to have a chat with your brother so that he stops doing this.

I have to agree with Didier Stevens.

Educating your brothers about the dangers of social media sites is actually the best way to go. Just explain...

Social networking sites (MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. etc) can be a significant security risk which could make your computer susceptible to malware infection. As with gaming sites, users visiting MySpace, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter...are exposed to innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. Even using Instant Messaging clients can present a security risk.

Researchers at the Global Security Advisor Research Blog have reported finding pornographic virus variants on Facebook. The Koobface Worm has been found to attack both Facebook and MySpace users. Virus Bulletin has reported MySpace attacked by worm, adware and phishing. Some MySpace user pages have been found carrying the dangerous Virut. Malware has been discovered on YouTube and it continues to have a problem with malware ads.
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Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:23 PM


In the long run, it's better to have a chat with your brother so that he stops doing this.

I have to agree with Didier Stevens. Educating your brothers about the dangers of social media sites is actually the best way to go.
While I agree also with Didier Stevens and quietman7 sentiments, talk to your brothers first, and educate them about the dangers of social media security, however the underlining issue may also be Social Media Addiction.

Social Media Addiction.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-21/social-media-addiction-feature/4533228
http://guardianlv.com/2013/12/social-media-addiction/
 

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:34 PM

Millennials are so addicted to social media they don't even realize they are living in a fantasy world.
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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:44 PM

This way will block all system users. I doubt he could figure out how to undo it, and without administrative rights he would not be able to. Can't be got around with proxies either...

 

I hope this helps.

 

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 Easy without administrative rights not much he can do.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 10:13 PM

Millennials are so addicted to social media they don't even realize they are living in a fantasy world.

On this note, a really funny movie worth watching

 

Friended to Death

 

Don't believe the crummy rating, it is a really enjoyable film.






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