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17 Sep 2010   #1

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How to block a Website in Windows 7

Hi,

Can you please let me know how to block a website in Windows 7. I tried this "c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" & add the website which i want to block at the end,it is working with XP but not working with 7.

Please guide me for the same.

Thanks & Regards,
Raghs


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17 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) You can do it through Parental controls coupled with Windows family safety.

How To Use Parental Controls in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

2) Another way would be to use OpenDNS > Use OpenDNS and set up a free account. Then use the settings from Block list - 25... for the OpenDNS settings. With the Basic plan (Free), you can block sites by category and by domain. With your account, besides category blocking, you can block up to 25 domains.
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17 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raghs View Post
Can you please let me know how to block a website in Windows 7. I tried this "c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" & add the website which i want to block at the end,it is working with XP but not working with 7.
I use the hosts file extensively just as I did in Win98 (after getting the file to be editable). It works exactly the same. You can only block the full name of the site (all the stuff between "http://" and the ".com" or ".net" etc.). For example, to block doubleclick there are hundreds of lines like this:

127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net #[MVPS.Criteria]
127.0.0.1 ad-g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ad2.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ad.3ad.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ad.3au.doubleclick.net

Provided by MVPS: Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
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