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Windows 7: Host file - using to block websites help please

21 Dec 2015   #1
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Host file - using to block websites help please

Can I use a host file to block my kids from downloading stuff from torrents. If so what must I add to the host files. Is is the 127.0.0.1 and then the url address of each torrent address..Can anyone advise me please


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21 Dec 2015   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial Hosts File : Use in Windows 7 / Vista

You are right about "127.0.0.1 and then the url address of each torrent address"

Jerry
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21 Dec 2015   #3
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Much obliged to you Bongo .. I guess I just needed permission...I was hoping the firewall could be used..
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22 Dec 2015   #4
Bongo

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You're Welcome
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22 Dec 2015   #5
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Malwarebytes Premium will block torrent sites.

https://support.malwarebytes.org/cus...ams-?b_id=6438

However, it can be easily defeated by disabling Malwarebytes depending on the permissions granted the user.
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23 Dec 2015   #6
bhar

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Windows firewall allows access based on programs as well you can deny torrent exercise from Internet
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