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Windows 7: how to block a site??

30 Nov 2009   #11
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

I use OpenDNS servers for my DNS in my router too. Much better than using my ISP's - faster and more reliable. And doing it in the router takes care of your whole network in one step.
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the file can't be edited
It is probably set to Read Only, so you may have to change the properties first.


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30 Nov 2009   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
It is probably set to Read Only, so you may have to change the properties first.
+1 By default you will be denied access when editing the file directly in place.
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30 Nov 2009   #13
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
It is probably set to Read Only, so you may have to change the properties first.
+1 By default you will be denied access when editing the file directly in place.
No, that's not true. If you have an administrator account, the system lets you open with Notepad, edit, and save with no problem. But if it has been set to Read Only, which many security programs will do for you, SpyBot's TeaTimer is one, then you need to change the permissions. If you are not an administrator, then you may be prompted to contact the adminstrator, or save it elsewhere, though elsewhere would do no good.
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01 Dec 2009   #14
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The reasons for this are various - the reasons I use this method is for clients that have multiple access to the net from several computers. The prefer their staff to spend their time working rather than talking on facebook , etc.

One one reason to use these servers is that they are far more efficient that the vast majority of DNS servers operated by the ISP.

Sites such as facebook have many access points the systems set up by openDNS are constantly updated to reflect all these points.

Performing the redirect in the router means minimal setting up on the multiple user machines.

The protected setup on the OpenDNS server can be monitored and adjusted from anywhere - site visits can be a pain

Edit: RogerR has a valid point - the protection of younger internet users is one of the major reasons for the use of blocking schemes in a home environment
OH RIGHT!! Thought you used it at home.....

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01 Dec 2009   #15
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I have used it in a home environment to control access to younger members of the family , most youngsters these days have a good PC knowledge - taking control off site is a good way to keep real control
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