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Windows 7: how to block a site??

29 Nov 2009   #1
noviaardhy

windows xp sp 2
 
 
how to block a site??

plz,,how to block a site,,ex : facebook,,
with or no registry include,,,
may be software (if there is any software)


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29 Nov 2009   #2
jshimmy33

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

You can block a site by editing the host file...

Use the Hosts file to Block Sites

EDIT: Or, of course, do it straight through the router.
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29 Nov 2009   #3
noviaardhy

windows xp sp 2
 
 

i was did it,,,but i think it's doesn't work,,bcoz the file can't be edited,,
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29 Nov 2009   #4
jshimmy33

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noviaardhy View Post
i was did it,,,but i think it's doesn't work,,bcoz the file can't be edited,,
You just need to open it with notepad.

Here's an example of me doing it: http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/3894/demov.png
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29 Nov 2009   #5
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noviaardhy View Post
i was did it,,,but i think it's doesn't work,,bcoz the file can't be edited,,
Browse to C:/Windows/System32/Drivers/etc

Click once on hosts.

On the bar above it, it should say open. Click it

From the list, choose Notepad.

Edit it as you want to.

That should do it.

Thanks,
ZeshanA
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29 Nov 2009   #6
noviaardhy

windows xp sp 2
 
 

ok,,i'll try it again,,,
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29 Nov 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I do this all the time.

If you have access to your router change the DNS servers to point to the servers at OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220.

Go to the Open DNS site and register as a home user (free), you can then block any type of site by classification (ie all social networks), by domain (facebook.com), or a particular server login.facebook.com

OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security

If you do not have access to your router you can simply add the DNS addresses manually to the properties for your network adaptors TCP/IP settings
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29 Nov 2009   #8
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I do this all the time.

If you have access to your router change the DNS servers to point to the servers at OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220.
Don't mean to be rude, but WHY?!?!!??!!?

ZeshanA
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29 Nov 2009   #9
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeshanA View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I do this all the time.

If you have access to your router change the DNS servers to point to the servers at OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220.
Don't mean to be rude, but WHY?!?!!??!!?

ZeshanA

Not speaking for Barman, but if you had young kids it might be obvious.
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29 Nov 2009   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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
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